Shopping

Tsukuba has a variety of places and shopping area to go and spend the day. Some are a walking distance from the university and some by bike or a car.
Sakura
A popular area for daily shopping is Sakura Techno Park, which is situated to the west side of the university. Here is a list of its main stores:
  • Kawachi: Although this store is not mainly a food store but it has a good variety of food items. Besides that it sells cleaning items, toiletries, kitchen requirements, school stuff, all baby requirements and pharmaceutical items. It opens from 9:00 till 21:00 daily.
  • Kasumi: This store has a wide variety of food and drinks. Plenty of fruits and vegetables are sold here too. Meat products and chicken are not Halal. Few house items are available. This store is open 24 hours 7 days a week.
  • Marumo: this store is very similar to Kasumi and has cheaper items. Opening hours are from 9:00 till 24:00
  • Athena: This shop is just opposite of Marumo; it specializes in furniture and house items, the prices are very good also. It opens from 10:00 till 20:00 daily.
  • Seria (100 yen shop): This is a big store with plenty of cheap stuff to buy. Many house items are sold, kitchen utensils and a lot of food stuff. It opens from 9:00 till 20:00 daily.
  • Terashima: This shop is divided into three sections, one to sell 100 yen items, a pharmacy and house items from food to cleaning stuff. It opens from 10:00 till 22:00 daily.
  • BigBen Video/DVD Store: This Video store is open 24 hours a day supplying DVDs, CDs, audio and visual.
City Centre:
From its location one assumes a lot of shops and markets, and it’s true. Just next to the Bus Station & Tsukuba Express, lies 3 shopping malls; Jusco, Seibu & QT.
  • Jusco: this shop has a food section in its 1st floor (open 24hr) with its 2nd floor specializing in clothing items.
  • Seibu: this 6 floor building has different products in each floor, 1st; food items, 2nd; perfumes etc, 3rd; ladies wear, 4th; baby stuff & men clothing, 5th; music store, kitchen items, 6th; restaurants. The department is open till 20:00 but restaurants are open till late.
  • QT: many say this shopping mall is an alternative to going to Tokyo’s Odaiba; well it has many good shops. Restaurants are in the 1st and 3rd floor (3rd floor only open till late).
  • Yamaya: Just between QT and Jusco, this international shop has a variety of some foreign products. Shop time is from 10:00 till 20:00.
  • LaLa Garden: this space out shopping mall is very popular for families, it has a huge baby store (Akachan Honpo), a cheap clothing shop (UniQlo) and many other shops and restaurants (no Halal food here, unless seafood). Shops times are from 10:00 till 20:00
  • Days Town: Just 100 meters to the south of Jusco, this shopping building has a huge 100 yen shop in the 1st floor (Daiso) and variety of shops in the 2nd. Open from10:00 till 20:00.
Hanabatake:
This new developed area has variety of shopping areas. It is just 5 minutes with the car towards the north of Tsukuba University.
  • Hommak: This is a great DIY (Do It Yourself) shop. This shop has everything you need to furnish a house or an apartment. Its open from 10:00 till 20:00 daily.
  • Kawachi: Although this store is not mainly a food store but it has a good variety of food items. Besides that it sells cleaning items, toiletries, kitchen requirements, school stuff, all baby requirements and pharmaceutical items. It opens from 9:00 till 21:00 daily.
  • Kasumi: This store has a wide variety of food and drinks. Plenty of fruits and vegetables are sold here too. Meat products and chicken are not Halal. Few house items are available. Opens from 10:00 till 21:00 daily.
  • Sanki: This shop has many items in very low prices, such as blankets, clothes, children toys, footwear and many more. Opens from 10:00 till 19:30 daily.

One Comment on “Shopping

  1. Arie Imam Wirawan

    Do you know where is the shop to buy Haramaki in near Okura Hotel Tsukuba?

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