Do as the Japanese Do

Do as the Japanese Do

Going to a Don Quijote is an essential part of any genuine Japanese life. So if a tourist wants a shopping experience “on the real” and not just the typical tourist type, he/she should definitely find the shop. It’s an experience unlike you’ve ever had shopping at strip malls or discount shops back home.

From the special jingle which greets you at the door, to finding your way around (it takes some time to get your bearings as you try to work out which items are on which floors, especially if you don’t read Japanese), to navigating through the cramped helter-skelter treasure trove, you’re in for a unique adventure. You may even feel like the fabled cavalier who is the store’s namesake as you wander around the bizarre jungle looking for your loot. Just make sure you don’t stay too long. Much like the Louvre in Paris, it’s easy to wander around for hours and lose track of time.

And if you’re in Osaka, be sure to check out the rooftop ferris wheel. The Don Quijote in Roppongi also has a rooftop rollercoaster, which has been delayed indefinitely due to local resdients’ protests.