Daikokuya is one of the oldest established luxury stores in Japan. Founded in 1947, the store offers buying, selling, and pawning of precious metals and stones, jewelry and watches, and other brand-name valuables. This chain of stores has 25 branches around Japan, 10 of which can be found in Tokyo, including their flagship store in Shinjuku. To cater to different nationalities of shoppers, Daikokuya employs staff that could speak English, Chinese, or Thai. Daikokuya also has a staff of certified appraisers who check the authenticity and condition of every product pawned or sold at the store.
While Daikokuya offers the convenience of online shopping, nothing beats paying the shop a visit because on-site purchases are subject to an 8% tax exemption. Luxury handbags and watches are the main attraction at this 71-year old institution but other items that catch the fancy of both male and female shoppers are designer clothes, scarves, wallets, and shoes.
What are on offer: Precious metals and stones, jewelry and watches, bags, clothes, shoes, etc.
Brands on offer: Christian Dior, Chloe, Omega, Tiffany, Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, Hublot, etc.
Shinjuku flagship store
SHA Bld. 1F, 3-23-14, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Other outlets: Shibuya, Ginza, Roppongi, Azabujuban, Ikebukuro, Ueno