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Don Quijote General Store in Osaka Dotonbori

One of the representative general stores you can find in Japan is “Don Quijote.” It’s a unique type of store not commonly found in Korea, similar to Daiso but with a distinct atmosphere.

This store is known for its variety of products, ranging from inexpensive to more expensive items. It provides customers with a treasure hunt experience as they explore and purchase items throughout the store.

“Explore a Variety of Products at Don Quijote”

Defining Don Quijote with a single term is challenging, but one certainty is that you can purchase a diverse range of products all in one place. It’s a unique spot where you can find cosmetics, food, medicine, and various other products.

“Don Quijote in Dotonbori, Osaka”

Even in Dotonbori, considered one of Osaka’s major tourist and commercial districts, you can find Don Quijote. The Dotonbori branch is notably larger than other Don Quijote stores, spanning approximately seven floors. Each floor offers a slightly different category of products, including electronics, medicine, food, and luxury items.

“Don Quijote in Dotonbori Featured on Battle Trip”

Don Quijote in Dotonbori was featured on the travel-specialized KBS show, Battle Trip. The show showcased EXID’s Solji and Hani exploring Osaka, including their visit to Don Quijote.

“Recommended Items to Purchase at Japan’s Don Quijote Stores”

The show highlighted a list of must-buy items from Don Quijote, including:

  1. Artificial Tears
  2. Nasal Congestion Relief Patches
  3. Throat Infection Patches
  4. Gas-relief Pills
  5. Roll-on Slimming Gel

“Tax-Free Benefits for Purchases Over 5,000 Yen”

Don Quijote offers tax-free benefits for travelers who make purchases of 5,000 yen or more in a single store. To avail of this benefit, payment must be made at the designated tax-free counter, and travelers need to present their passport or the QR code issued during their trip to Japan.

“A Ferris Wheel Installed Inside the Store”

The Dotonbori branch of Don Quijote features a Ferris wheel inside the store. While it usually requires payment to ride, during the period of the visit, they were offering free rides for those who made purchases of 1,000 yen or more.

Considering a ride, the author hesitated due to the considerable number of people waiting. Exploring the store was satisfying enough, leaving the Ferris wheel experience for a future visit.

As a representative general store in Japan, Don Quijote is a great place to visit if you need various items or are curious about the products sold in Japan.

“Japan Osaka, Dotonbori Don Quijote”

  • Address: 7-1-13 Souemoncho, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0084
  • Phone: +81 6-4708-1411
  • Website: Don Quijote Dotonbori
  • Operating Hours: 24 hours