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Japan With Kids - Forums: Shopping in Japan: Appliances

By Yael Aldrich on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 6:59 am:

I'm moving to Japan in June and wonder if there are crock-pots (also known as slow cookers) in Tokyo to be had. I would need a new one.
Thanks. Yael

By Muhammad Awais on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 - 7:32 pm:

I want to buy one air conditioner (window type) and one electric fan. Please contact me if anyone want to sale out/dispose off
Ph: 090-9390-2733

By Heather on Sunday, October 13, 2002 - 8:25 pm:

Does anyone know where I can buy a small rice cooker with English instructions and buttons?
Thanks! Heather

By Yael Aldrich on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 1:04 pm:

Akihabara (Denki-town) will have them in the larger shops with a duty-free section.

By Mama on Friday, March 5, 2004 - 7:17 pm:

Our remote for the bilingual Funai TV is not working. Are there universal TV remotes available for bilingual TV and where can I buy it, thanks

By Pato on Friday, March 5, 2004 - 9:51 pm:

I am not a wiz a this stuff but I once saw a friend programming all his machines into a universal remote. It looked to me like he had a manual which had a directory of all the different models of everything each with it's own code, so all he had to do was find the right code for each machine. I imagine that code would also be in the manual that came with the Funai TV (I think they are marketed under the Sylvania name in the USA) assuming that all universal remotes are using the same pre-set coding system, or maybe you can find the codes on the internet as well...

Sometimes the reception node on the TV is defective (instead of the remote). So it might be worth it to just get the Tech to come and check it out. How old is it? Unless of course you know exactly why the remote is broken (Junior put it in the microwave ... or something).

The manufacturer of course will sell you a replacement remote but it can be expensive and even a pain to obtain.

Universals are available over the internet, and probably at all the big electronic shops as well as an army of smaller ones. I personally would try BIC Camera first (because I've got a point card with them) and a piece of paper with my TV model number and manufacturer's name written down. Not all BIC Cameras are equal. Some have more floor space and therefore more inventory. A very large one is at Yurakucho station in the old Sogo Department Store building. Another very large one is in Ikebukuro near the Parco Department Store end.

Shibuya's BIC Camera I think is smaller, but a universal remote seems to me like standard inventory.

By Elizabeth on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 12:13 am:

read the first message and decide I too want a crockpot, but the message was dated from 200. Anyone know where to buy a crockpot around here?

By Gaijinmom on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 9:55 am:

I have been looking for a crock pot as well for over a year in Tokyo! I finally discovered that the Foreign Buyers Club has a 4 qt. Rival Crockpot for about 5300 yen! Go to their website and click the appliances section in their General Store. Right now there's free shipping until Aug 27th. If I had known this before, I would NOT have carried one all the way back fr the States this summer. Besides being quite heavy, the lid shattered so I now have to get a replacement. - good luck.

By Mina on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 6:26 pm:

Where can I buy yogurt maker in Tokyo?
thanks for any ideas

By Admin on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 9:18 pm:

Re: Yogurt Maker
The following message was mistakenly sent directly to the site admin:

Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 00:02:01 +0900
I saw a yogurt maker in Tokyo Hands, 3rd floor.

By Sandy Cox on Sunday, April 2, 2006 - 10:37 am:

For all electronics, I recommend ordering via internet at
They have great prices, delivery, amazing point card system (better than BIC camera) and warranty. They also have retail outlets all over Japan. For recordable DVD player (Japan only) the cheapest price I found was through: They also have a portable DVD player but it's region 2 only.

Yamada Denki is a bit hard to find in Tokyo. All their Tokyo stores are outside of the Yamanote line. But they are everywhere else in Japan! Here are three Tokyo stores (sort of):

Nishi Tachikawa station store:
tel: 042-526-1099
Hours 10:15 - 21:00

Makuhari Hongo Station (about 1.2km walking distance):
2-22-4 Makuharihongo, Hanamikawa-ku, Chiba City
tel: 043-351-8211
Hours 10:15 - 21:00
If you drive to Costco, then this Yamada Denki branch would be maybe 15 minutes from Costco.

Heiwadai station (Yurakucho subway line):
6-32-5 Kita-machi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
tel: 03-5920-0235
Hours 10:15 - 21:00

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