Is it “hyaku en shoppu”? or is it “hyakkin”?
These are 2 terms you will hear from Japanese people talking about 100 yen shops.
So what is the difference?
Actually, both terms are the same thing, they refer to a shop or shops that sells items for 100 yen.
100円ショップ （ひゃくえんショップ – hyaku en shoppu） means “100 yen shop” (Yen is pronounced “en” in Japanese).
100均 （ひゃっきん – hyakkin）, which is short for 100円均一（ひゃくえんきんいつ – hyaku en kin itsu） means “100 yen for each item”.
The 100 yen shop related articles
If you read Japanese, this site shows the 100 yen shop searchable by prefecture. Not all prefectures are covered though.
100 Yen Shop Map