If you're looking for a fun, inexpensive place to take your kids to the next time you're bored at home, Hello Tokyo could be your next stop!

I watch way too much TikTok.  Because of it, I discovered the coolest discounted Japanese store just about an hour from Rockford.  I'd be lying if I said I haven't been in this store over a dozen times already... there's just so much stuff I don't need but really want.

Majority of the products at Hello Tokyo are only $2, with the exception of larger items that are more expensive.

Hello Tokyo offers thousands of high-quality, functional and super cute Japanese Daiso products at dollar store prices. Discover Japanese culture with our origami paper, calligraphy tools, obento products, sensu fans, and other traditional Japanese items.

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This article could be dangerous, it might just make me leave work early today and go to Hello Tokyo.  Here are some of the amazing products they offer!


They offer many favorites like Naruto, Dragon ball, One piece, and One punch man.

Looking to jazz up your keychain game?  Hello Tokyo has a huge selection!


Throw away all your utensils in your drawer.  This is a sign you need to stock up on products for your kitchen cabinets.  How about some super cool extra long chopsticks?

Your kiddos will have a blast finding the cutest Japanese bowls for their next breakfast.

Their bamboo animal spoons are eco-friendly and perfect for school lunches.


If you're the type that likes to just buy things that just catch your eye, you're gonna like these next products I found!

Japanese Air Humidifiers

Meowchi and Nomwhal Plushes

Assortment of Anime figures


This is always my favorite area of the shop.  I loveeeee all the Japanese snacks I can stock up on and take home.

If you don't know what Japanese Ramune Sodas are,

This soda is wildly popular in Japan and is sometimes called marble soda because it comes sealed with a fun marble that acts as a stopper.


Pocky flavors you probably won't be able to find anywhere else are sold at Hello Tokyo.


Hello Tokyo also has a huge photo op area so you can make your friends jealous!  Depending on the occasion, their photo op area changes!

Totoro makes appearances occasionally!

Maybe you'd rather take a pic with Pikachu?

Honestly, Hello Tokyo is just an overall fun place to shop at.  Even if you end up not buying anything (I highly doubt you'll leave empty-handed), at least you get to say you visited the shop!

Hello Tokyo is located in Niles, Illinois at 9038 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714.  Visit their Instagram  and Facebook for their latest products!

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