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How to get cheaper winter clothes in Sapporo

I got a question about reasonable way to get cheaper winter outfit in this blog’s comment, so took research by myself and asked my friends for better answer in these a few days. It might not be the best answer, but I hope information could be helpful for you.
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Supermarkets located at convenient places in Sapporo city center

Visiting to local supermarkets is one of interesting activities for me when I go travel abroad. Supermarkets in Japan always keep variety of items, so you could just enjoy looking around store shelves even if don’t buy anything.

It is said a suitable place to get souvenirs such as goods made in Japan, Hokkaido local foods, cosmetics, Japanese alcohols and snacks while you also check current hot seller items sold in Japan. Some supermarkets offer even tax free service which is available for foreign tourists who meet requirements for duty free shopping. If you purchase goods above JPY 5000, please ask shop staff whether you can take advantage of tax free benefit.

Here is the list for supermarkets located at central district (Chuo Ku) in Sapporo.

Gyomu supermarket Tanuki Koji Branch -業務スーパーすすきの狸小路店-
Address: 1F Okumura Building, Minami 2 Nichi 2, Chuo Ku, Sapporo
Nearest subway station:Odori station
Open: 9:00~22:00

Ito Yokado Susukino Branch -イトーヨーカドーすすきの店-
Address:B1F SAPPORO LAFILER, Minami 4 Nishi 4-1, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo
Nearest subway station:Susukino station
Open: 10:00-21:00

Toko Store Chuo-Ku Sapporo factory Branch-東光ストア中央区サッポロファクトリー店-
Address: 1F Sapporo factory, 8-1 Kita 1 Higashi 4, Chuo Ku, Sapporo
Nearest subway station:Bus center Mae station
Open: 9:00~23:00

AEON Sapporo Soen Branch -イオン札幌桑園店-
Address: Kita 8 Nishi 14-28, Chuo Ku, Sapporo
Nearest station:JR Soen station
Open: 8:00~23:00

Don Quixote is not a supermarket, but you can also get foods such as chocolates, candies or other Japanese special snacks.

Don Quixote Sapporo branch
Address: 3-6 Nishi, Minami 2 Jo, Chuo ku, Sapporo
Nearest subway station:Odori station
Open: 24 hours
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Buy authentic brand goods at recycle shops in Sapporo

For those who want to buy authentic brand goods with much cheaper price in Japan, shopping at recycle shops is one of good options.
Goods sold at recycle shops has been examined with appropriate evaluation by appraisers who belong to shops at the time of purchase from original sellers.
Therefore, quality or value of each items is highly ensured.
Because Japanese people has been educated to use any goods with care since the childhood, even second hand goods are kept good condition and less damaged.
In addition, the goods before sale has been experienced proper maintenance under credible management system, so those goods look as if new one.
Of course, the price of second hand goods is much lower than the price of new goods.
I do not recommend  this option to people who mind using goods others have used before, however, I still assume recycle shops in Japan are quite attractive places especially for those who want genuine bland goods at cheaper price.

There are some recycle shops in Sapporo downtown. I introduce two shops on this post.

Address: 1F MK 2.3 Building, Minami 2 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00-20:00


Photo by 買取 札幌のリサイクルショップ アレイズ|店舗、営業所案内 via kwout

Address: 1-4, Minami 1 Nishi 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
*1 minute walk from subway Odori station
Open: Open: 11:00- 20:00


Photo by LIPS via kwout

LIPS Susukino branch
Address: 1F No8 Keiwa building, Minami 6 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
*5 minutes walk from subway Susukino station, 2 minutes walk from subway Hosui Susukino station
Open: 13:00-22:00
Close: Wednesday

KENT Odori branch
Address: Nishi 1-13, Minami 1, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00-19:00
Official Website: http://www.kent-brandshop.com/blank-5

Don Quixote Sapporo branch

From cosmetics, daily goods and clothes to foods, various kinds of items are available at low price in “Don Quixote (ドン・キホーテ)”
There are a few branches in Sapporo City. I especially recommend tourists visit to “Don Quixote Sapporo branch(ドン・キホーテ札幌店) ” which is located in popular shopping spot, Tanuki Koji arcade.
Very popular goods for foreign tourists or goods they should buy in Don Quixote are as follows.

Foods: Snacks, especially green tea flavored “Kit Kat” or any Matcha tast snacks.
Baby goods: Diaper, milk powder
Electric appliances: Rice cooker, electric shavers, beauty appliances, particularly “Hitachi hada clie”, and any products made in Japan.
Health related goods: Healthcare supplements, eye drops such as ” Sante FX” etc.
Beauty care goods: Eyelash, cleansing oam such as “Shiseido perfect whip”.
Others: Japanese language T shirt, pet products etc.


Not a few shops except restaurants or bars are close before 9:00 pm at Sapporo city center. I often hear tourists who plan to go shopping after the dinner are disappointed to the situation of night shopping in Sapporo. In this point, Don Quixote is the suitable place for them. It is open 24 hours, so very convenient for most travelers who have limited time for shopping. As you can see above goods selection, Don Quixote is dealing variety of goods like shopping mall. Once enter the shop, you may find all what you want are sold at this shop. Don Quixote Sapporo branch is not very big, but wide variety of items are compactly arranged at selling space. (The arrangement of goods at Don Quixote is very unique and not like other shops in Japan)
Since some goods sold at Don Quixote are much cheaper than supermarkets or drug stores, many local people also often visit here to buy daily goods.

Don Quixote Sapporo branch
Address: 3-6 Nishi, Minami 2 Jo, Chuo ku, Sapporo
Tel: 011-219-4811
*Entrances are facing to Tanuki Koji side and Ekimae Dori side

Drugstores at Sapporo Tanuki Koji

Not a few travelers would come up with shopping at Japanese drugstores as one of fun activities when they visit to Japan. You can also find them everywhere in Sapporo, and especially 12 shops (as of May 2018) are gathering at Tanuki Koji archeade located at Sapporo city center. Goods sold at each shop are almost same, but the prices are a bit different among them.
If you have enough time for shopping, it would be better to see shop inside to check price or variety of items carefully, but in case you have limited time for shopping, just looking at goods sold in the shelves kept outside is effective way to search what the shop especially recommend. A lot of foreign tourists visit Tanuki Koji archeade, so goods placed in those shelves is hot-selling items for them.
When you walk through Tanuki Koji archade from Nishi 1 chome to 6 chome, can find shops below.

Address: 3-4, Minami 3, Nishi 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00-21:00

Address:2-12-1, Minami 3 Nishi 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open 10:00~21:00

MATSUMOTO KIYOSHI (Sapporo Tanuki Koji branch)
Address:1-5, Minami 2 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00~22:00
Official website: http://www.matsukiyo.co.jp.e.yy.hp.transer.com/store/online

MATSUMOTO KIYOSHI (Tanuki Koji Part 2 branch)
Address: Minami 3 Nishi 3 13-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 9:00~23:00
Official website: http://www.matsukiyo.co.jp.e.yy.hp.transer.com/store/online

KOKUMIN (Tanuki Koji branch)
Address:3-14, Minami 3 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: weekday:  9:00-23:00, Saturday: 10:00-21:00 , Sunday & Public holiday: 10:00-20:30

KOKUMIN (Tanuki Koji Nishi branch)
Address:Minami 3 Nishi 3-17-10, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00-22:00

SATUDORA (Tanukikoji 4-Chome Store)
Address: Minami 3 Nishi 4-20, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00~22:00
Official website: https://satudora.jp/taxFree/en/

Address: Minami 2 Nishi 4-10-2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00~25:00
Official website: http://daikokudrug.com/taxfree/english/

SATUDORA (Tanukikoji 5-Chome Store)
Address: Minami 3 Nishi 5-14, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00~24:00
Official website: https://satudora.jp/taxFree/en/

SATUDORA (Tanukikoji Daio Building Store)
Address: Minami 2 Nishi 5-23-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00~25:00
Official website: https://satudora.jp/taxFree/en/

KOKUMIN (Tanuki Koji 5 Chome branch)
Address:Minami 2 Nishi 5-13-64, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 9:00-23:00

SATUDORA (Tanukikoji 6-Chome Store)
Address: 1F Jalan Tanukikoji Building Minami 3 Nishi 6-3-3 Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open: 10:00~23:00
Official website: https://satudora.jp/taxFree/en/

 When you buy cosmetics or medicines exceeded JPY 5,000 at the drugstores, you enable to receive tax-free benefit for the purchase through direct deduction of 8% VAT from the goods price at the cashier.

Purchase electrical appliances in Sapporo

Electrical appliances are one of representative goods of “made in Japan” products , and not a few people would be considering to buy them when they visit to Japan.
If not going to Akihabara in Tokyo, we have no chance to buy them with good quality and cheaper price?
Don’t worry about it!  There are some stores keeping enough variety and quantity of electrical goods in Sapporo too, and most of them are branch stores of nationwide popular electrical appliances shops.
I introduce some major shops in Sapporo downtown.

You can directory reach Bic camera from JR Sapporo station and subway Sapporo station without walking outside.
It is located in JR tower which is one of the most popular shopping malls in Sapporo downtown.
This store holding 1st Floor to 4th floor covers electrical appliances, sports goods, liquor, medicine, eye glasses or contact lenses,  bedclothes and mobile phone etc. Bic camera is especially dealing with more variety goods in addition to electrical goods.

Address: Sapporo ESTA JR Tower, 2-1, Kita-5 nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo

YODOBASHI CAMERA  (Japanese website)
1 minutes walking distance from JR Sapporo station and subway Sapporo station.
This store holding 1st Floor to 3rd floor covers electrical appliances, games, toys, brand watches, eye glasses,outdoor related goods, brand bags, CD & DVD and mobile phones etc..
Yodobashi camera is especially dealing with more camera related goods.

Address: 1-12, Kita-6 nishi-5, Kita-ku, Sapporo


ヨドバシ.com – マルチメディア札幌 via kwout

DEPO TSUKUMO (Japanese website)
It is a biggest store dealing office computer part’s in Hokkaido. Their specialty is low price and wide selection of computer, DOS/V parts, peripheral equipment, computer accessories and mobile phone.

Address: 1F Satsueki Bridge, 1-12, Kita-6 nishi-5, Kita-ku, Sapporo


TSUKUMO 店舗情報 via kwout

This shop is categorized as a duty free shop rather than electrical appliances shops.Laox deals with wide range of goods, such as household supplies, watch, jewelry, and even folk crafts and foods.

Address: 1F Norbesa, 1-1, Minami-3 nishi-5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo