Don Quijote have shops all over the country. They stock everything and anything from crazy toys and party goods to quirky snacks. The majority of you living in Japan most likely have had the pleasure in entertaining yourself in one of these novelty stores, it’s almost on everyone’s “to do list”.
Until now, a great number of Don Quijote stores have stocked a pretty bland (in my opinion) selection of alcohol including cheap domestic and international blends. With the opening of Kobe’s Don Quijote Mega store this has all changed. For single malt fans of both domestic and international expressions, this store is a must to visit.
5 minutes by foot from the Kasugano Michi station (dentetsu honline) will get you in the vicinity of the new mega store. This store is hard not to miss with its great big red, yellow, and black sign on the roof advertising that everything is cheap.
The selection of single malts and their pricing at the new store is pretty impressive (again, in my opinion). You can pick up some well-priced Scottish independents, a few limited edition bottlings, and perhaps my favourite, a very good selection of top shelf domestic drams. The majority of drams available here most likely can be found at other stores, but what sets this place apart is if you take your trusty passport with you, tax is exempt.
〒651-0072 3-2-23 wakihamama-cho
Kobe-city, chuou-ku Hyogo
Introduction by Clint A