6 Reasons to Shop at Don Quijote (DONKI) in Japan!

Don Quijote (ドン・キホーテ), also known as DONKI (sometimes mistaken for Donkihote) is the largest discount store chain in Japan. Don Quijote sells everything you need, from daily necessities to interesting products like souvenirs and cosplay supplies. You can even find famous brand items such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Balenciaga, etc…

Famous not only for the wide range of products and astonishingly cheap prices, Don Quijote is also loved by foreigners for its services provided to customers visiting from overseas. See what you can find when you visit Don Quijote.

1.   Early Morning to Late Night Business Hours

After a long day exploring Japan’s beautiful tourist spots, there’s nothing better than going for a walk and doing some shopping at night. Entering the Don Quijote store, you will be overwhelmed by the shelves filled to the maximum with goods. It’s like beginning an adventure full of surprises. Many Don Quijote stores, especially the ones on the major shopping streets, are open 24/7, to cater to the shopping needs of travelers at any time.

2. Free Wi-Fi

There is free Wi-Fi available in all Don Quijote stores. You can access to Don Quijote’s free Wi-Fi via your smartphone or tablet to use the internet or contact your friends. It’s very easy to use and the terms of use are explained in a number of foreign languages as well.

3. Credit Card Payment Options

Don Quijote accepts payments via VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners Club, UnionPay, etc… So don’t worry if you have no cash in your wallet. 

4. Multilingual Staff

A lot of Don Quijote staff members speak foreign languages! However, even if there are no multilingual staff around, iPad video calls are available in four different languages with Don Quijote’s 24-hour call center.

5. Don Quijote Online Shopping Site

Don Quijote has an online shopping store that ships to a number of different countries: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Even if you are not able to visit Japan in person at the moment, you can still buy Japanese items from the Don Quijote Online Global Store easily at any time.

6. Tax-Free in All Stores

Tax-free purchases are available in all Don Quijote stores throughout Japan. Normally when you shop in Japan, you will have to pay consumption tax (8% or 10% on all items, depending on item category). In Don Quijote, travelers will be able to purchase items tax-free when they spend over the minimum purchase amount of 5000 JPY. This will help you save a lot of money on your shopping!

Why Not Visit Don Quijote to Begin a “Shopping Treasure Hunt”? 

Don Quijote is more than just a simple store. Stepping into Don Quijote, you will have the opportunity to experience an exciting feeling like visiting an amusement park. Don Quijote will bring you surprise after surprise throughout your trip among various interesting items. Surely this will be one of the special and unforgettable experiences that you experience in Japan. What are you waiting for? Come visit Don Quijote now!

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