Japanese Shop owners are getting more and more popular with tourists.
A survey conducted by Japanese shopping chain Kashiwazaki Maru revealed that 83% of visitors to a Japanese retail chain said they visited the shop because they liked the atmosphere and the shop was good.
A whopping 85% said they bought the merchandise because it was of high quality.
The popularity of shops has been steadily growing.
In 2014, Kashiwin said it had about 100,000 customers.
That year, it added another 3,000 to its total of 50,000.
It has since added another 5,000 stores to its network.
The Japanese chain has also grown into a major retailer, according to the Nikkei business newspaper.
The Nikkeit reported that the number of its stores grew from a few hundred to about 1,500 in 2020, with more than 1,400 in total.
That number has grown again to over 1,800 today.