Many tourists come to Japan for shopping nowadays, but have you ever thought about which season you want to visit Japan? In Japan, there are huge sales at the end of the seasons tied to the new year period, summer, and winter. Many stores reduce prices on many items, and you may find items at half price in department stores in Tokyo and Osaka. Check the shops' sale schedules if you visit Japan in 2015, 2016, or whenever you plan in advance!