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Shop 'til you drop

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Chinese tourists rest in front of a department store in Tokyo on Friday.

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it seems that the two ladies in front visited the same 100 yen shop to buy shoes

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I was in the Akihabara/Ameoko/Ueno area today ... and Chinese shoppers were everywhere. And they were busy buying lots of things. One drugstore I went to was packed with Chinese tourists ... and lines were at all three cash registers.

Also saw them with various sizes of shopping bags ... many filled with electronic products.

Busy, busy, busy ... with most of the business seemingly coming from Chinese and other foreigners.

So the above picture makes sense ... they gotta rest somewhere ... and they drop where they can ...

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Tourists are welcomed. Customers are welcomed. But please take a rest at appropriate place. Please.

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Tourists are welcomed. Customers are welcomed. But please take a rest at appropriate place. Please.

I suppose you're right, but there are almost no public roadside benches anywhere in Japan. Of course, the Japanese are too busy working/studying/being bossed around/taking 10 photos a minute while on holiday etc. to have time to sit down and enjoy the view, but some benches might be useful for foreign tourists.

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One does wonder how people in Japan have coped up until now....

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@ hammerdownnail

I agree with you. I was in Osaka Japan last year and there do not seem to have many seats or if any if I could recollect for tourist to rest especially around the shopping center.

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First thing to buy is a great pair of shopping shoes. Slip-ons preferably. = Those bizarre red leather loafers will only work for a kilometer or two.

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Wait for a month and all goods that are in bags will be in world market with their replicas!

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First thing to buy is a great pair of shopping shoes. Slip-ons preferably. = Those bizarre red leather loafers will only work for a kilometer or two.

I think they just did buy those shoes, but you really need a pair like the second lady from the left (smart shopper). -Slip-on with the cushion sole (blue with white sole => zoom in).

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I would have thought shopping in China would have been less expensive - until I thought about quality. I'm surprised they aren't stocking up on groceries too.

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imported water - check shoes - check electronics - check annoy people - check talk loud and screaming tone - check

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You can thank Abenomics (falling Yen) for this. But most of these people (being older) probably just wanted to travel to Japan/Tokyo before their life is over and had the means to do so. =Asians being Asian, taking photos and telling others back home about their experience. Japanese wanting to go to Seoul is similar.

= Buy great walking shoes before you go on these trips.

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