Second-hand Site “Jimoty” in Japan : English Perfect Shopping Guide


Foreigners living in Japan, do you know the service called Jimoty?  Jimoty is a Japanese service that allows you to buy and sell things near where you live.

A similar service is “Mercari”, but Jimoty has no listing fees and basically receives the item by hand.  You may find it scary to meet strangers and receive products, but it’s safe to say that many people are kind to use Jimoty. I have used it many times.

This article will show you how to register and buy and sell Jimoty in English.  I hope you read this article and get a good item at a low price.  Also, sell unnecessary items and easily earn pocket money!

How to sell and buy Second-hand Site “Mercari” in Japan : English Perfect Shopping Guide

How to register

Access Jimoty with Browser or Download from App store or Google play



Tap “はじめる”
Register as a member with any account
When registering with an email address, enter the necessary information according to the items.

・Birthday and gender will not be disclosed, so please choose any option.
・If you do not need the e-mail newsletter, “receive the e-mail newsletter” Let’s uncheck.

A verification email will be sent to the registered email address.
Tap “Authenticate email address” in the email

How to buy

Tap “Search” and enter in Japanese in the search window.
Search results are displayed
Tap “Refine” and set detailed conditions.

Distance, color, price, etc.

If you have a product you want, contact the seller.

Conversation example


はじめまして。●●と申します。/ Nice to meet you. My name is ●●.


掲載されている商品についてお聞きしたく、ご連絡いたしました。 / I have contacted you to ask about the item listed.


こちらの商品はまだ購入できますか。 / Can I still buy this item?


直接受け取りに上がりたいのですが、待ち合わせ日時と場所をご相談できますか。 / I would like to pick it up directly. Can you discuss the date and place of the meeting?


■■駅前に●●日の▼▼時頃はいかがでしょうか。 / How about around ▼▼ on the day in front of the ■■station?



Thank you. Well then, thank you on the day.

How to sell

Tap “投稿 / とうこう”
Tap the camera icon and select an image
Select a category
Set the price of the product
Write the title and text in Japanese
Tap “投稿する”.  Listing completed.

・Wait until an inquiry comes.
・When you receive an inquiry from a person who wants to purchase, check the delivery date, place, and amount by chat.
・Once the delivery is decided, on the chat screen Tap “Determine this person as the deliverer”

Wait for the purchaser at the delivery place and exchange the goods for money

Express gratitude and break up.

Evaluate the recipient and end the transaction.

There are 3 levels of evaluation, but if there are no problems with the transaction, select “good”.

[You can get cashback when you shop] How do I start PayPay?



Comparison with Mercari

Listing feeNumber of users (monthly)Number of items to be exhibitedDelivery
Mercari10% of product price20 million peoplemanyYes
Jimotyfree10 million peoplefewbasically handed over

A feature of Jimoty is that you can meet people in your area and buy and sell disused items.  In addition, the exchange of unnecessary items is basically delivered in cash, which is useful when you want money immediately.  No fees are required.

If you are afraid to meet strangers in person, it is a good idea to specify a place that is easy to see, such as a meeting place in front of a station or a big shop.

Both Mercari and Jimoty are popular services that allow you to buy and sell second-hand goods, so why not try them first and try both.

If you have any questions about how to use it, just ask me a question and I will answer it immediately.  I hope your life in Japan will be fun!

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hello there nice to meet you. i found there is many item i would like to purchase. the problem is im not living in Japan. i used to using Zenmarket and Buyee (a proxy service to purchase item from japan). But Jimoty is different & because im from outside Japan, i could’t register. I there any service that could help outsider from Japan to purchase from Jimoty?

Or your could help me? please respon. Thank You


Hello. The only way I can help you is to buy the item for you and send it to your country. Could you send me the URL of the product you want?


Hi may i know what is anshin peyment.
I post one camara
Somebody asking to post the product
With anshin peyment from jimoty

How possible it is ?
I need to register my card ?
Is it 100% sure



What is anshin peyment
Somebody asking like that

How Can i post

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