Shopping during a trip to Japan. If you're looking for reasonable prices, why not drop into Daikokuya?

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If you want to purchase a handbag, watch or jewelry of one of the world's famous brands — including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex or Cartier — while traveling in Japan, visiting a normal store is one option, but we would like to recommend going to a pawnshop. A pawnshop is a store where a person who needs money can deposit a brand-name good, watch or piece of jewelry and borrow money up to the value of that item. If the depositor returns the money, he will get the item back. On the other hand, if the deadline for returning the money passes, the pawnshop may recover the money by selling the item. It is an arrangement that benefits both the seller and the buyer.

One of the largest pawnshops in Japan is Daikokuya.

Founded more than 65 years ago, it handles some 310,000 items per year. All of the items it carries are authentic, having been selected by discerning professional appraisers. So you can relax and shop without worrying about counterfeits.

Its counters are lined with not just brand-name goods but also rare limited editions and fine items unavailable at regular brand shops. Buying any of the merchandise is more reasonable than buying new.

Daikokuya has a network of 20 stores throughout Japan, but in this article we would like to tell you about three in the Kansai area (Osaka and Kobe).

【Daikokuya Shinsaibashi Store】

Address:1F, Yasuda Bldg., 1-4-7, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
Access:5 min. walk from Shinsaibashi Station on Midosuji Line and Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line of Osaka Municipal Subway
Closed:Beginning of year

【Daikokuya Osaka Minami Store】

Address:2-6-3, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
* 7 min. walk from Shinsaibashi Station on Midosuji Line and Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line of Osaka Municipal Subway
* 10 min. walk from Namba Station on Midosuji Line and Sennichimae Line of Osaka Municipal Subway
Closed:Beginning of year

【Daikokuya Kobe Motomachi Store】

Address:Guriukku Bldg., 1-11-19, Motomachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Access:1 min. walk from Motomachi Station on JR Tokaido Main Line, Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line and Sanyo Electric Railway Kobe Kosoku Line
Closed:Beginning of year

You can check out the other stores at the URL below. If there is a Daikokuya location near your travel destination, don't hesitate to stop in!