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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FINDING TOKYO SUPERMARKETS

INSIDE: A Comprehensive List of Tokyo Supermarkets for Grocery Shopping. 

Are you looking for a big supermarket in Tokyo to go grocery shopping?

Do you want to take a look at the price of the fruit and vegetables, or compare fish you can buy.

Perhaps you want to buy Japanese snacks, or stock up on all best Japanese candy and delicious Japanese chocolate & chocolate snacks like Pocky and Green Tea KitKats in bulk to take home as Tokyo souvenirs.

Or maybe you are travelling Tokyo on a budget, and have heard about the excellent ready-made food options in a Japanese supermarket? 

Whatever your reason for needing a good supermarket in Tokyo, we can help.

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The Best Tokyo Supermarket near me?

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Find a list of Tokyo Grocery Store supermarkets in popular Tokyo districts near you from the list below.

We’ve done the research for you.

Email [email protected] to let us know when you find a new local Japanese supermarket you’d recommend and we’ll add it to the list. 

In this guide, you’ll find answers to questions such as:

  • what to buy in Tokyo supermarket?
  • where are the best places to buy inexpensive groceries near Tokyo?
  • what are cost effective meals one could prepare in Tokyo? and
  • what ready to eat vegetarian food can I buy in a supermarket in Tokyo?

RELATED: What to buy in a Japanese mart?  Here’s our list of supermarket items you should buy in Japan at a Japanese grocery store. 

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TOKYO SUPERMARKETS GUIDE – PART 1 

OK Supermarkets Tokyo

OK supermarket in Tokyo (OK store) is much loved for cheap produce.

This is the super market in Tokyo you should visit if you are wondering where to buy cheap fruits in Tokyo.

OK supermarkets are most often situated on the outskirts of Tokyo.

The closest ones to access are:

  • OK Odaiba supermarket
  • OK Sendagaya supermarket near Harajuku. (About 500 metres walk from Takeshita Street and our favourite 100 yen store, Daiso Harajuku)
  • OK Hatsudai supermarket on the western side of Yoyogi park, about 500 metres walk from Yoyogi-Hachiman station.

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Aeon Supermarket Tokyo

Aeon supermarkets are called Aeon My Basket, Aeon Style, or Aeon stores. 

Bigger Aeon Tokyo locations include:

  • Shinjuku
  • Shinonome near Odaiba, and
  • Yokohama.

Click here for a map of Aeon supermarkets and Aeon My Basket supermarkets too. 


READ MORE: Learn how to cook authentic Japanese food using ingredients from the supermarket at a private cooking class in Tokyo

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Ito Yokado Supermarket

Ito Yokado supermarkets in Tokyo can be found on the outskirts of Tokyo city, in the family friendly suburbs.

The closest ones to the centre of Tokyo are:

  • Shinagawa
  • Yokado Kiba near Odaiba, and
  • Shinjuku.

Click here for a map of Ito Yokado Tokyo supermarkets


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Seijo Ishii Supermarkets in Tokyo central

Staying in central Tokyo?

Seijo Ishii is your go-to supermarket in Tokyo.

Scattered around the suburbs near Tokyo Imperial Palace, you’ll find Seijo Ishii supermarkets in:

  • Marunouchi
  • Nihonbashi
  • Yotsuya (home of the Tokyo Toy Museum and Fire Museum)
  • Tokyo Station
  • Kojimachi
  • Akasaka
  • Fujimi
  • Shibuya
  • Yurakucho
  • Tokyo Dome and Shinjuku.

Click here for a map of Seijo Ishii Supermarkets in Tokyo

Don’t worry if these names sound unfamiliar to you.

You’ll soon start to recognise them when you catch trains in Tokyo central.


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Hanamasa supermarket Tokyo

After Seijo Ishii supermarkets, the most common supermarket to find in Tokyo central are Hanamasa supermarkets.

There’s one in:

  • Nihombashi near Kanda station
  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Akihabara
  • Okachimachi, and
  • Shimbashi near Tsujiki fish market.

Click here for a map of Hanamasa stores in Tokyo. 

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Seiyu Supermarket Tokyo

Seiyu Tokyo is a popular well known supermarket in Japan.

Seiyu supermarkets in Tokyo include:

  • Asakusa
  • Sangenyaya
  • Chofu
  • Shimotakaido
  • near Shinjuku
  • Sugano
  • Nakano, and
  • Koenji.

There’s also a Seiyu supermarket store in our favourite shopping mall, Sunshine City in Ikebukuro.

If you need to go grocery shopping in Japan for bulk food souvenirs, try here.

Click here to find locations near you. 

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Marusho Supermarket

Arguably the biggest supermarket in Japan, Marusho supermarkets are centred in the west of Tokyo.

Find one in:

  • Shinjuku
  • Nishigahara
  • Oimachi
  • Nogata
  • Nagano
  • Sekiguchi, and
  • Shimosoya

Click here to find addresses for locations

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Maru Etsu supermarket

Another big chain are Maru Etsu supermarkets with many locations in Tokyo central.

Click here for a map of Maruetsu supermarkets in Tokyo locations.

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LIST OF SUPERMARKETS IN JAPAN GUIDE – PART 2  

Here’s a list of some of the smaller or less visible Japanese supermarkets. 

Gyomu Super Tokyo

Gyomu Super Tokyo discount supermarket can be found:

  • between Akihabara and Kanda station
  • Shinjuku
  • Okachimachi, and
  • one on both the north and south sides of Ueno park.

Click here for a map. 

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Tokyu Store supermarket in Tokyo

You’ll find a bunch of Tokyo Store food stations in the Meguro area, south of Tokyo, and there’s one near our favourite stationery store, Shibuya Loft.

Click here for a list of Tokyo store food station stores in Tokyo and addresses. 

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Meiji-Ya supermarket

Another supermarket chain with stores in central Tokyo are Meiji Ya supermarkets.

Find one in:

  • Shinjuku
  • Roppongi
  • Hiroo, and
  • two near Tokyo station and Imperial Palace at Nihombashi and Kyobashi.

Click here for a map to find a Meijiya supermarket in Tokyo nearby. 

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Supermarket near Tokyo Station?

You’ll find Meiji Ya, Hanamasa and THREE Seijo Ishii supermarkets near Tokyo Station, within 5 minutes walk of the station.

Ask at the Tourist Information office to point you in the right direction towards the best supermarket Tokyo Station has to offer.

Remember to buy all the Japanese chocolate you can carry, Japanese items from the fresh food area, and try all the Japanese drinks you can stomach too.


READ MORE: Ultimate Guide of Things to do in Tokyo with Kids

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More Japanese Supermarkets in Tokyo

Here’s a list of more Japanese supermarkets in Tokyo to keep an eye out for.

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Explore a little Tokyo Supermarket

Convenience stores in Tokyo will do in a hurry.

Prices are higher than in a supermarket but very reasonable in comparison to convenience store prices in the rest of the world.

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Popular Japanese convenience store chains

Konbini Japanese convenience stores in Tokyo include chains such as:

  • Family Mart (Read our guide to Family Mart food and products) 
  • Lawson
  • Tokyo Mart
  • 7-Eleven
  • Lawson 100
  • Ministop, and
  • Yamazaki Daily.

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Depachika

Our other spot for buying delicious Japanese food on the go, or food souvenirs, is to visit any Tokyo Department store food hall, otherwise know as Depachika.

These underground food purveyors treasure trove are normally located in the basement of Japan’s top department stores in places such as:

  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Ginza
  • Akihabara
  • Nihonbashi
  • Ikebukuro

Go treasure hunting in a Depachika for delicious food on-the-go (or to take home for dinner) and Japanese food gift boxes at your own risk!

We cannot guarantee you will leave empty handed.

100 Yen Stores in Tokyo

100 yen shops like Daiso also stock a range of Japanese food at budget prices.

Worth a look.

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MUJI Supermarket Deli

MUJI supermarkets and delis are the best one of all for those who like organic, natural food packaged in plain and simple paper or bags.

Find MUJI in Shibuya on the basement floor, or the new flagship store in Ginza. 

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