How to shop online in Japan
Japanese online shops are becoming more and more popular among buyers from all over the world. And there are plenty of reasons for that. The most obvious one is the famously high quality of Japanese products. If you are asked to name a top-notch photo camera, the first thing that will come to your mind will be probably a camera by any of the leading Japanese brands. Electronics, cars and motorcycles, clothes, beauty products as well as many other products from Japan are all about quality.
Besides, the local market offers an incredible selection of goods that you can buy uniquely in this country. Now you can buy anime figurines and other collectables, all sorts of cosplay costumes, rare vinyl records, Japanese snacks and desserts without leaving your home. In this article, we offer you a list of the most popular online stores in Japan and explain you how to shop there.
Japanese largest shopping platforms
Large Japanese retailors offer their products on these platforms. Therefore, you will not find there any used items (apart from http://www.amazon.co.jp/) and there are always good sales. We recommend considering these websites if you are looking for electronics, photo and audio devices, clothing, accessories.
Car parts shops
There are online stores that sell used car parts and those that sell brand new ones. The most popular shop that offers used car parts is http://www.upgarage.com/. This is the largest chain in Japan that offers all possible car and motorcycle parts. The navigation is quite easy as there are pictures of the parts:
The other large shops include: http://www.hirano-tire.co.jp/ - a large choice of tuning parts of all makes and http://www.auto-style.jp/ - you can search for parts by make.
Here is the list of other car and motorcycle parts shops in Japan:
Clothing, shoes and accessories shops in Japan
Here is the list of our favourite fashion stores:
Anime, games, books, films, toys
Beauty and hair care products
Tableware and ceramics
Guitars and other musical instruments
Cameras, computers and other electronics
How to make an order from online stores on Yaharu.com
Most of Japanese online stores provide only national delivery, which can a problem if you shop from another country. Our service solves this problem. Our team buys and ships your goods to your place. So, to make an order in an online shop, you need to fill in a special form specifying the item you want to buy, the link to the product page and how many items you want to buy and then click the “Send the request” button:
After you send your request, we process it and give it a unique number, which you can check in your personal account. As soon as your request is processed, its status changes to “Awaiting for customer’s confirmation”. If there is enough money on the account, we charge the money to pay for the order and change the status of the order to “Purchasing”.
Please note that if you shop on http://www.upgarage.com/upgarage/, you can add only one item in the request form. Otherwise, we cancel the request.
After your purchases are delivered to our warehouse in Japan, we collect them into one parcel and ship it to you.
If you have any questions on how to make purchases from Japanese online shops, please feel free to contact our support team.