Thursday, September 10, 2009

Japan Home Center at Waltermart Makati: Dime Stores in Manila

Going grocery shopping isn't complete without dropping by the dime stores like Japan Home Center where everything is 88 pesos or less. In Japan, it is known as hyaku-en shoppu or the 100-yen shops made popular by  Daiso Industries Co. Ltd.

We've been coming here since my boy was in diapers and this is the closest thing we could have to an el cheapo version of an Ikea in the Philippines. Though it is nothing like Ikea where you fall in love with everything clever and leave wanting more.

Japan Home Center is more of a practical alternative in getting nice kitchen wares, home organizers, space savers, toiletries and plastic wares for less than P100. 


Cow won't let go of the Mascot in front of the store.

My son wants a cart ride.

A mountain of cheap tissue paper. A dozen for P88.

I did asked one of the sales people if the store would ever sell diapers. Imagine buying them cheaply in bulks. Then again, there's always the trusty lampin (Filipino cloth blanket diaper).

My Fave Buys from Japan Home Center:

• Wooden Coat Hangers 
Arguably expensive in Home & Living stores

• Packs of Double or Triple A Batteries (12 pcs)
A practical buy for kids toys, flashlights and home items

• Artsy Salt and Pepper Shaker
Very modern like organic scupltures

• Wooden Chopping Board with Fancy Stripes

• Cloche Hat
C’est incroyable! Very frenchy! 

• Photo Albums

• Magazine Racks

• Glass lids for Cooking Pots

• CD Album Case
Great for organizing CDs and a treat at P88, compared to P200 or P450 CD album cases in electronic stores. Comes in White, Orange, Blue and Hot Pink!

Nothing says love like a heart-shaped tabo! 


It's me Tey! said...

I remember going at the Japan Home Store I think that was in Market market! ayaw ko ng lumabas because I was amazed with the price and the quality is good at the same time! Nilalayo ako ni hubby sa mga stores na ganyan kasi may magnet ako! i love the tabo!=)

Anonymous said...

Must admit, I'm so addicted to those Japan Home Centers. We always buy our tissue there, imagine 12 rolls for 88 pesos lang. Steal talaga! :D