Some of you may wonder “Why pharmacies?” Well, they are the shops where you definitely want to go shopping. These drugs stores are really popular among international tourists! That’s why I’m introducing them here! In Shizuoka downtown area, we have “Matsumoto Kiyoshi“(Matsukiyo), “Sun Drug“, “Welcia” and “Daikoku Drug“. (They all are national chain stores.) Just go to “Gofukucho street“, all of them are on this street! So it’s very convenient. At Japanese drug store, they of course have many different kinds of medicines, commodity goods, cosmetics, snacks, beverages, (some carry alcohol) and more!
“Matsukiyo”short for Matsumoto Kiyoshi is one of the popular pharmacies in Japan. I saw the sign of “Duty Free” there. There are some branch stores all over the town, and this store in the pic is the one right by Shin-Shimizu station. But I would recommend you to go to the one in Gofukucho because it’s bigger and there are some other pharmacies in that area.
MATSUMOTO KIYOSHI (Pharmacy)
Open-Close 8:00am-9:00pm(Opens @10am on Sundays)
Address 6-8 Gofuku-cho, 2chome, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0031
Access Just walk straight to Gofukucho downtown area from the JR Shizuoka st. All the other pharmacies are there, too!
This is actually my favorite one. SUN DRUG in Gofuku-cho area has actually two stores. One is specialized in cosmetics and girls stuff, and the other one has medicines and lots of commodities. Usually they are not categorized, and they are at one store. But I guess this one is special. “Duty Free” here, too.
|Address||2-4-1 Gofuku-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0031|
|Access||Just walk straight to Gofukucho downtown area from the JR Shizuoka st. All the other pharmacies are there, too!|