Where can I buy cheap snack souvenirs (Tokyo Banana, Kitkat etc) or cosmetics (shishedo, kose, etc) in Tokyo and have lots stock of product? Thank you :)

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kahojun kahojun, Living in Japan

Answered about 2 years ago

I recommend Haneda Airport. When you buy souvenirs at tourist spots, it is a lot of work to carry around, but if you purchase at the airport, you just have to go home.
Most of Tokyo souvenirs are available at Haneda Airport. In addition to that, there are plenty of other exclusive products available only at Haneda Airport.
It is recommended to check the website first because the area and the number of shops are large.  (https://www.tokyo-airport-bldg.co.jp/shops_and_restaurants/
jimmy oei jimmy oei, Visited Japan Four times or more

Answered over 1 year ago

If you intend to shop and make a lot of purchases to be carried in your luggage to be checked in, it is better to buy snacks in the airport after clearing immigration. This will not add to you check in luggage maximum weight limit.

In addition to not having to carry the snacks around in your luggage, you don't have to pay the consumption tax of 8%!

Michelle Michelle, Never been to Japan

Answered 18 days ago

Hi,

When I last went to Japan, there were many opportunities for small souvenir (snack/cosmetic). I definitely agree with the answers written above so far! Places like the airports (especially Haneda, I have explored the entire shopping areas for Haneda and it has a ton to offer for small souvenirs food/cosmetic and you can qualify for Tax-free exempt from most of them by spending 5,000¥ and over and providing passport).

Other places like Daiso (chain of 150¥ shop), Don Quixote (also has variety of snacks, beauty products, household needs/goods/electronics) and cheaper than a lot of places; they have many locations, very common, even at Haneda airport just very small shop. I heard Tokyo station is great too since they have a lot of shops you can see. But for something all in one place, either the airport or those chain of shops! It's very easy to find cheap & good souvenirs! I got a lot of Tokyo Banana, Unagi Pie and especially KitKat from the airport. 
Marie Frances Custodio Marie Frances Custodio, Visited Japan Twice

Answered 3 months ago

For snacks like kitkat, tokyo banana, you can buy at the airport. There's plenty of stores in there but I suggest that you shop after the immigration.  Inside the boarding area of Narita Terminal 2, there's Fa-so-la souvenir store. They offer wide variety of Japanese goodies including Royce chocolates.  What's good about shopping at the airport is that you can spend more time on sightseeing hassle free since you do not need to drag your shopping bags with you.  Also, everything in the airport is tax-free. you do not need to reach a certain amount (usually 5,000yen) to get away with the 8% tax.  

As for the cosmetics, prices at Kukomin, Matsumoto Kiyoshi or even Don Quijote are pretty reasonable. :) 

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