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Food shopping in Japan

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I want to use this thread to make a list of stores in which we can find non-Japanese type foods.

This is for either stores or online shops please feel free to add some of your own favorites or send them to me for inclusion as I may try to combine things for easier reading.

Most of the stores I have experience with are in the Tokyo area so please so if you have information for others cities please add it.

I will try to organize them by category, General International, Korean, Thai, Indian, etc...

This is a work in progress so please bear with me! :biggrin:


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GENERAL INTERNATIONAL IN THE TOKYO AREA

Nissin World Delicatessen

http://www.nissinham.co.jp/nwd/index.html

Precce

http://www.tokyu-store.co.jp/precce/

Carrefour

http://www.carrefour.co.jp/

Kinokuniya

http://www.e-kinokuniya.com/cont/index_e.html

National Azabu/Supermarket Den-en

http://www.tfc.co.jp/hiroba/shopping/info.html

National Azabu’s online shop

http://store.yahoo.co.jp/national/index.html

Seijo Ishii

http://www.seijoishii.co.jp/

The Garden Jiyugaoka

http://www.garden.co.jp/

Hillside Pantry Daikanyama (online/"real" shop)

http://www.rakuten.co.jp/pantry/

Miura-ya (online/"real" shop)

http://www.miuraya.com/

Meidiya ("real" stores in Tokyo and other areas of Japan)

http://www.meidi-ya.co.jp/default.htm

Kawachiya

http://www.kawachiya-foods.com/main/kow.htm

Carnival (online shop) I know there are "real" shops in Yokohama but I can't seem to find any information about locations....

http://www.carnival.co.jp/~shop/

Kaldi Farms (online shop as well as stores all over Kanto and a couple outside as well)

http://www.kaldi.co.jp/top.html

Yamaya (online/ "real" shops all over Tokyo as well as the rest of Japan)

http://www.yamaya.co.jp/

Niku no Hanamasa (all over Kanto)

http://www.hanamasa.co.jp/company/sm/index.html

Tanakaya (mostly wines but some imported foods) (online/"real" shop)

http://www.tanakaya3.com/tanakaya/Flame.htm

Foods Shop Watabe (online/"real" shop--Ikebukuro, Akihabara)

http://www.watabe-shouten.co.jp/


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AFRICAN FOODS

African Foods House (Ghanaian & Nigerian foods) (online shop)

http://www.kawachiya-foods.com/africa/


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KOREAN FOODS

Kankoku Hiroba (online shop/ "real" shop--Tokyo)

http://www.kankokuhiroba.co.jp/

Saikabo (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)

http://www.saikabo.com/

Lee-ya (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)

http://www.lee-ya.net/kimuchi/

Kimchee House (online/"real" shop--Fukuoka)

http://www.kimuchi-house.com/

Korea Food Shop (online/"real" shop--Kyoto)

http://www.kyo-ei.net/index.html

Korean Foods (online/"real" shop--Kyoto)

http://www.kimuti-kimuti.com/index.htm

Kinsen (online/"real" shop--Aichi-ken)

http://www.kin-sen.jp/

Kanpati (online/"real" shop--Kobe)

http://www.kanpati.com/index.htm

Kimchee House (online/"real" shop--Kobe)

http://www.adonai-kimchi.co.jp/index.htm

Kimchee Mart (online shop/ "real" shop--Osaka/Nagoya)

http://www.kimchimart.net/

Kimchi land (online/"real" shop--Osaka)

http://www.kimuchi-land.net/

Takayatomi (online/"real" shop--Osaka)

http://www.takayamatomi.com/

Kimchee Oukoku (online shop/"real" shop--Osaka)

http://www.kimchishop.net/index.html/

Kimchee Kurabu (online shop from Kyoto)

http://www.kimchi-club.com/


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ONLINE SHOPPING FOR MEATS

The Meat Guy Store

http://themeatguy.jp/

Gourmet Meat shop

http://www.gourmet-meat.com/

Jingisukan-web (lamb only)

http://www.29notoyo.co.jp/index.html

Japan Meat

http://www.japanmeat.com/


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GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TYPE FOODS OUTSIDE OF TOKYO

Foreign Buyer's Club (online shop/ "real" shop--Kobe)

http://www.fbcusa.com/public2/

Yamaya (online shop/"real" stores all over Japan)

http://www.yamaya.co.jp/

Meidiya ("real" stores all over Japan)

http://www.meidi-ya.co.jp/default.htm


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BRITISH FOODS

The Brit Shop (online shop)

part of FBC (The Foreign Buyer's Club)

http://brit.fbcusa.com/

British/Scottish (online shop)

Expat shopping

http://www.expatshopping.com/


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BAKING GOODS

Tomizawa (online shop/"real" shop--Tokyo/Kanagawa)

http://www.tomizawa.co.jp/


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HALAL FOODS

Baticrom (online)

http://baticrom.com/

Sejahtera (mostly Indonesian/Malaysian) (online)

http://sejahtera.marsinna.com/

Baharia (mostly Turkish) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)

http://www.baharu.com/baharia/indexEng.htm

Fuji Store (Burmese/Indian) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)

http://www.fujistore.jp/index.html

Azhar Halal Foods (Indonesian/Malaysian) (online/"real" shop--Fukuoka)

http://azhar.to/

Isuramu-nasuriin (Iran/Pakistan/Turkey/Malaysia/Indonesia/Saudi Arabia/Jordan/Syria) (Online shop)

http://nasuriin.easy-magic.com/user/

Halal Food (S.E. Asian) (online)

http://www1.ttcn.ne.jp/~trade-food.cars/e-halal.htm

Here is a great list of Halal food stores all over Japan, these are all "real" shops

http://islamcenter.or.jp/common/Halalfoodstores.htm


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VIETNAMESE FOODS (other Vietnamese foods will also be grouped with the South East Asian stores)

Mekong Center ("real store"--Tokyo)

http://www.mmjp.or.jp/mekongcenter/chidanbando.html


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GENERAL ASIAN

Murachin (Chinese and S.E. Asian) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)

http://www.murachin.com/

Li ming (online/"real" store--Tokyo)

http://www4.ocn.ne.jp/~liming/

Sejahtera (mostly Indonesian/Malaysian) (online)

http://sejahtera.marsinna.com/

Fuji Store (Burmese/Indian) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)

http://www.fujistore.jp/index.html

Azhar Halal Foods (Indonesian/Malaysian) (online/"real" shop--Fukuoka)

http://azhar.to/

Isuramu-nasuriin (Iran/Pakistan/Turkey/Malaysia/Indonesia/Saudi Arabia/Jordan/Syria) (Online shop)

http://nasuriin.easy-magic.com/user/

Halal Food (S.E. Asian) (online)

http://www1.ttcn.ne.jp/~trade-food.cars/e-halal.htm

Sekai no Conbini (Asian snacks and tea) (online shop)

http://www.tink-int.com/world/

A nice list of General Asian stores (with no homepages)

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/miho/selamatmakan/e...sh/indexeng.htm

click on ingredients and then the go to stores link

Another list of stores not online, mostly Indonesian but general Asian as well, from all over Japan:

http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/warintok/makan/makan2.html

More shops all in the Okubo (Shinjuku) area, mostly Chinese, witha map

http://www.koueisha.co.jp/hyakunin/


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THAI FOODS (other Thai foods will be listed with shops in the General Asian category)

Asia Superstore (online/"real" shop-- Tokyo)

http://www.asia-superstore.com/

Jaithai (online/"real" shop--Osaka)

http://www.jin.ne.jp/jaithai/

Mekonnkai (online/"real" shop--Chiba)

http://www.mekonnkai.com/tuuhanntoppage.htm

Erawan (online shop)

http://www.erawan.itss.ac/

Floating Market (online shop)

http://www.floatingmarket.net/

Asia Foods Ltd, Thai no Aji (online shop)

http://www1.neweb.ne.jp/wa/asiafoods/index.htm

Pickynu ("real" shop --Yokohama)

http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/%7Epickynu/index.html

Here is a list of Thai stores that do not have homepages:

http://littleasia.fc2web.com/thaifoodshop/thaifoodshop.html


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LATIN AND SOUTH AMERICA

Tocano (Brazilian Foods) ("real" shop --Yokohama)

http://niki-kitchen.web.infoseek.co.jp/shop_t.html

Vivas Latin Web Shop ( Online shop)

http://www.vivas.jp/food/food.html

Mundo Latino (online shop/"real" shop--Tokyo)

http://www.musilatina.com/foods/htm/

Lead Off Japan (online shop)

http://www.lead-off-japan.co.jp/japan/bizdevelop/index.htm


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EUROPEAN FOODS

Issagure (Italian fresh vegetables delivered from the farm) (online shop)

http://shop.e-2way.com/issagure/index.jsp

Oliva (Italian/Spanish) (online shop)

http://www.rakuten.co.jp/oliva/

Grand Chef (online shop)

http://www.webgrandchef.com/index.html

Pan de Euro (online--frozen bread from Spain)

http://www.style-i.net/spain/top.html

Moomin (Finnish bakery with some Finnish food products) ("real" store only--Tokyo)

http://www.chara-world.com/moomin_bc/main.html

Baharia (mostly Turkish) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)

http://www.baharu.com/baharia/indexEng.htm


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FOODS FROM THE PHILIPPINES

Philippines Market (online shop from Fukuoka)

http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~phil/index.html

Kabayan (online)

http://homepage3.nifty.com/paranaque/index.htm

Bayong (Philippines) (online/"real" store--Chiba)

http://bayong.hp.infoseek.co.jp/index.html

Buds Corporation (online from Nagoya)

http://www.buds.jp/

Akabane Bussan (online)

http://www.akabanebussan.com/


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CHINESE FOODS (most of the Chinese food shops will be covered in the General Asian category)

Ryuuka (online/"real" shop--Yokohama)

http://www.ryuuka.co.jp/

Saikousai (online/"real" shop-- Yokohama)

http://www.saikousai.jp/

Banraiko (online/"real" shop--Yokohama)

http://www.banraiko.com/

Chugoku boueki koushi ("real" shop--Yokohama)

http://www.walkerplus.com/yokohama/gourmet...china222_c.html


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INDIAN FOODS

Ambika (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)

http://www.ambikajapan.com/

Bindi (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)

http://www.bindi.org/index_j.html

Ohtsuya (online/"real"shop--Tokyo)

http://www.ohtsuya.com/

Indojin (online/"real" shop--Yokohama)

http://www.indojin.com/


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NATURAL FOODS

Tengu Natural Foods (online shop)

http://www.alishan-organic-center.com/en/t.../shop/index.htm

Kansai Consumer's Club (online shop)

http://www.kansai-cc.co.jp/zenkoku/efrontpage.htm

Organic Cyber Store (online shop)

http://www.organic.co.jp/indexnew.htm

Radish Boya (home delivery service)

http://www.radishbo-ya.co.jp/

Warabemura Wholefoods (mail order)

http://www.warabe.co.jp/english2.html


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COSTCO JAPAN

Costco isn't really so special that it needs it own thread, it's just that there doesn't seem to be a Japanese homepage, so I will be giving different ones for all of the stores plus the online services that have sprung up that will deliver Costco goodies to your door.

Costco.com (from this page choose Japan from the coutry list and click go, then click on the store you want to find out the information about it in English)

http://www.costco.com/frameset.asp?trg=inf...locations%2Easp

There are five stores in Japan

Tamasakai, Tokyo

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~shirabe/Local/Costco.htm

Kanazawa Seaside

http://www.costco.co.jp/eng/whs_862.htm

Makuhari, Chiba

http://nanairo.ocn.ne.jp/monitor_costco.html

Amagasaki, Hyogo

http://www.flat-85.com/85_nosusume5.html

Hisayama, Fukuoka

http://www.torius.co.jp/shops/costco/costco.htm

The Flying Pig will deliver Costco products to your door (English)

http://www.theflyingpig.com/tfp/Shop.ASP

So will Costcost21 (Japanese)

http://costcost21.com/


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GENERAL INTERNATIONAL ONLINE ONLY

FBC express (online only express service of the Foreign Buyer's Club)

http://www.fbcexpress.com/cart/customer/home.php

@mart (mostly American, some European)

http://www.mart.co.jp/

Price Club Online (mostly American)

http://www.price-club.co.jp/e/index.html

Iiajisagashi (Americas, Europe, Asia)

http://www.world-foods.jp/index.html

Select Foods Mart Kataoka ( mostly coffee & teas but some other foods as well)

http://store.yahoo.co.jp/kataoka/index.html

Kishi Photo (this is a camera shop that sells food from all over the world :huh: )

http://www.kishiphoto.co.jp/products/food1.html

Dining Plus (American, European)

http://www.dining-plus.com/shop/goods/goods.asp

Food Net (Gourmet foods)

http://www.zest.ne.jp/foodnet/index.asp

Chef pride (American, European, Australian, a lot of meat/seafoods)

http://www.chefpride.co.jp/

Catalog City Online Japan (this lets you shop online from various ctalogs, mostly US, but they all ship to Japan and prices are listed in dollars as well as yen)

http://jp.catalogcity.com/cc.class/cc?main...20791&ccsyn=804


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CHEESE SHOPS

Fromagerie Depart (online)

http://www.fromage.jp/

Aromassimo

http://www.aromassimo.co.jp/

Order cheese (online)

http://www.order-cheese.com/a8/

Fromagerie Fermier

http://shopping.fermier.fm/


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"ETHNIC" SHOPPING AREAS

There are a couple areas around Japan that seem to have a cluster of "ethnic" shops

Tokyo's Okubo station area

http://www.luckyfrog.com/ethpara/index.html

Tokyo's Ameyokocho area

http://www.ameyoko.net/shop_guide/gyokai/food.html

Tokyo's Kappabashi shopping district

http://host.goo.ne.jp/kappabashi/top.html

Yokohama's China town

http://www.chinatown.or.jp/1index.html

Kobe's China town (Nankinmachi)

http://www.nankinmachi.or.jp/cgi-bin2/db2w...ex_1.d2w/report

Nagasaki's Shinchi China town

http://www.nagasaki-chinatown.com/

Kawasaki's Korean town

http://www.totenkaku.biz/koreamap/koreatownshop2.htm


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IMPORTED WINES

Tanakaya (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)

http://www.tanakaya3.com/tanakaya/Flame.htm

Again from the Tokyo Food Page, both online and "real" shops

http://www.bento.com/winestor.html


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AUSTRALIAN FOODS

Great Aussie Food (online from Australia with delivery to Japan)

http://www.greataussiefood.com.au/


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