Jun 11, 2018

Second Hand Outdoor store in Tokyo

Does anyone have suggestion for Second Hand Outdoor Store in Tokyo, maybe around Shinjuku?

6 Answers

  • helloalissa

    on Jun 11

    Here in Kyushu, this recycle shop called Second Street often has outdoor stuff. Both used and overstock new items. No guarantees the locations in Tokyo will also carry outdoor equipment, but it's worth a try. It really depends on what people sell to them. A Shinjuku location is opening in a couple weeks (link), but there are other locations in Tokyo. https://www.2ndstreet.jp/shop/details?shopsId=31213

  • hellonihon

    on Jun 12

    For outdoor goods, OFF HOUSE would be your best bet. They specialize in home wares, outdoor supplies, etc. Here's the locations in Tokyo that sell outdoor / camping goods: https://www.hardoff.co.jp/shop/kanto/tokyo/offhouse/307/ You could also try HARD OFF if you can't get to an OFF HOUSE. In places where real estate is more expensive, HARD OFF acts as an umbrella store for most second hand goods.

  • genkidesu

    on Jun 12

    My first thoughts were also the Hard Off/Off House chain stores. Lots of them around the city and into the 'burbs. They're the main recycle shops I've used, but when you say outdoor stores are there specific things you're looking to purchase? Camping supplies? Hiking gear?

  • Niniek6247

    on Jun 12

    Hello Genkidensu, My interest would be in Backpack - when possible ultralight one, although it would be difficult as lighter equipment tend to break easily :-) ... And it can be used as additional storage to go back home, as check in baggage Anyway, as beginner in outdoor activities, anything related would be interesting for me

  • Saitama

    on Jun 25

    Did you find somewhere? FWIW I also add my vote to Second Street! Its great for camping gear. We actually bought ours new as we plan to use it for a very long time, but I got ideas in Second Street of what kind of things we needed and I was surprised by the great condition of the used goods.

  • irriizzzzzzzzz

    on Jul 20

    There are several used goods stores in Tokyo, Second Street and Off House being two of the most popular ones. You can also try buying online as there are a lot of people that sell goods at the cheapest prices (and sometimes free!). You can check out Sayonara Sale and Tokyo Craigslist.


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