Source: Tokyo Cheapo
A nation of craftsmen and perfectionists, it’s no wonder that the quality of Japanese antiques is high. But there are plenty of small items you can get your hands on without spending your life savings.
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Held twice a year (in spring and fall) and gaining a strong following, this antique fair takes place at the Tokyo Oval Keiokaku right next to the train station.
Whether you’re exploring through the iconic Ginza Six or roaming the back streets of Aoyama, shopping through Tokyo can be quite the experience. From gorgeous luxury items to cute and adorable picks, we guarantee you’ll discover treasures here that you won’t find anywhere else. On top of that is the impeccably polite staff, spotless amenities, and high-quality services like free gift wrapping put shopping in other countries around the world to shame.
All that being said when visiting even the bigger department stores in Tokyo, you’re not always guaranteed to find English speaking staff to help you. Here are some common phrases you can use when out revamping your wardrobe.
Hunting for threads
The easiest and most basic phrase is to ask if they have what you are looking for is:
Another very commonly used phrase is:
Time to try it on
Once you’ve found what you are looking for, you might want to try it on. In that case, this phrase is extremely useful:
You can also just say:
You might want a be shown the item in a different size. In that case you would ask:
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