When it comes to convenience, Japan is king. Whether it be genius packaging designs or novel products, Japan has a knack for inventing useful items that will help save you time and hassle. You don’t have to break the bank to purchase some of these ingenious products either, as many of them can be found at your local hyakuen, or ¥100, store.
Hyakuen shops are an indispensable part of Japan’s retail scene and make your shopping experience all the more fun. Most often, you’ll find big name stores like Daiso, Seria and Can Do. Then there are the slightly fancier versions of these shops called three coin stores, as they offer items for ¥300.
While browsing a ¥100 store can be overwhelming, we recommend starting with the kitchen and cooking zone. You’ll find a plethora of useful items that you can use every day. You can even save yourself from buying expensive appliances with some of these ¥100 hacks available. To get you closer to dinner, we’ve picked out some of our favourite items you need to have in your kitchen.
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