I recently discovered a Daiso store has a FANTASTIC Japan-themed corner. It’s called Wanawana Kurashi (わ菜和なKURASHI | わなわなくらし). Here’s my photo-heavy guide to gift shopping at Wanawana Kurashi in Arcakit Kinshicho Daiso.
(Apparently it’s been open since October 7, 2016. Since I hardly ever go to Kinshicho, I had no idea!)
Wanawana Kurashi carries everything from home goods, stationery, lifestyle and more. All items in this area are 100 yen unless marked otherwise. This is not a separate store. Therefore, you pay for all Wanawana Kurashi items and regular Daiso items at the same register.
Arcakit Kinshicho Daiso is huge (one entire floor) but you can find a map of the store inside the shopping baskets. It also accepts IC cards and credit cards, too!
Old-School Toys: Yo-Yo, Koma (spinning tops), & Marbles…
Card games, Kendama (again) & Kaleidoscopes
Okame Masks & Banners for Home/Business Entranceway
More Banners and Paper Lanterns
Solar Powered Manaki Neko
Menu/Sign Holders Classic Sweets
Bowls For Ramen, Udon and Donburi
Washi Tape and Stickers
Cloth Scraps For Crafting and Scrapbooking
Tiny Envelopes (Puchi Bukuro)
BONUS: Tanuki Statues
Can’t Make It To Kinshicho?
It’s still worth it to check out your nearest Daiso for Japan-themed gifts and trinkets. Check out this article (a translation) I wrote for Live Japan:
Don’t Leave Japan Without Buying These 10 Items At Daiso Harajuku
Arcakit Kinshicho, 7F
2-2-1 Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo