Saizen (Daiso) Opens in Robinsons Manila

One of my favorite shops in Japan and Manila is adding another store to its list! Saizen — the official Philippine franchise holder of the Japan Daiso group, has opened a branch in Robinsons Manila Padre Faura wing (next to Goldilocks Bakeshop)!

At Saizen-Daiso — everything you will ever need: from household goods to cosmetics and from toys to snack items, comes in one affordable price of just PhP 85!

Saizen Robinsons Galleria      Saizen Robinsons Galleria

Saizen Robinsons Galleria      Saizen Robinsons Galleria

Saving up for a trip to Tokyo? These Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat) coin banks are cute and can hold several thousand pesos worth of PhP 10 coins! At the next con, skip those ubiquitous Angry Birds hats and show up in a frog cap or a luchador mask instead.

Keep tiny toys and keepsakes in these small acrylic cases that protect them from dust and water spills. Last but not least — keep your cosplay make-up picture perfect with a wide variety of foundations and mascara bases.

Saizen Robinsons Galleria      Saizen Robinsons Galleria

Saizen Robinsons Galleria      Saizen Robinsons Galleria

Saizen is also a great place to gear up for your upcoming trip to AFA 11 — scribble notes or collect autographs in these cute panda notebooks, or stock up on disposable colored light sticks that you can wave with gusto at the I Love Anisong! concerts.

Saizen-Daiso also has an extensive Japanese food and snack aisle. Some of the gems I found in the Robinsons Manila stacks include Sakuma Drops (made famous — or should I say infamous, by Hotaru no Hakka or Grave of the Fireflies), and the microwaveable rice that fellow Filipino scholars in Japan had a love-hate relationship with (we loved the fact that it was cheap, but hated it because it did not taste the same as “real rice”).

Saizen Robinsons Galleria      Saizen Robinsons Galleria

Saizen Robinsons Galleria      Saizen Robinsons Galleria

If hosting pretend tea parties is your idea of a good time, Saizon-Daiso also has you covered. You can stock up on Cream Pies and Chocola Pies (which are not really pies but are crispy biscuits almost like otap) and Royal Milk Tea powder. Don’t forget to bring your frilly doilies and oversized hats.

Last but not least, glug down some Crayon Shin-chan-brand lamune or traditional Japanese lemon-lime drink, or some Naruto-brand (Kakashi-flavoured?) milk coffee. There’s something for everyone at Saizen-Daiso, so drop by and turn your daily shopping into an adventure!

Thanks to Ms. Josette and Ms. Rose of Saizen-Daiso.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Kat says:

    It seems like this Saizen has a wider range of food products available compared to the Cubao and Galleria ones. Must drop by some time. 🙂


  2. kaoko says:




  3. Chai Chen says:

    I never tried the food products. Hmmm, interesting! 🙂
    I love their store too. It’s cheap hehe. Lots of cute stuff too.


  4. kari says:

    Hello great blog! Does running a blog like this take a great deal of work? I’ve virtually no understanding of coding however I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways, if you have any suggestions or techniques for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off topic but I just had to ask. Many thanks!


  5. Seita says:

    How much are the fruit drops?


  6. noriel mercado says:

    How much is the Sakuma Drops?


  7. Abraham says:

    Meron pa po bang tindang sakuma drops dito sa saizen?


  8. Mary Joy Ogalisco says:

    I wish can open a Daiso store at my hometown. Please let me know how can i contact with the person in charge n the address. I wouold like to get further information about that. thanks .


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