INSIDE: A Comprehensive List of Tokyo Supermarkets Japan 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 the best Japanese snacks from supermarket bulk stores, 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 Tokyo style?
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 on grocery stores in Tokyo for you and have collated a big list of supermarket chains in Japan too.
Email [email protected] to let us know when you find a new local Japan 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?
- the best Japanese grocery items to put on your Japanese grocery shopping list
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TOKYO SUPERMARKETS GUIDE – PART 1
No.1: OK Supermarkets Tokyo
OK supermarket in Tokyo (OK store) is much loved for cheap produce and one of the most well know Japan supermarket chains.
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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No.2: Aeon Supermarket Tokyo
Aeon supermarkets are called Aeon My Basket, Aeon Style, or Aeon stores.
Bigger Aeon Tokyo locations include:
- Shinonome near Odaiba, and
Click here for a map of Aeon supermarkets and Aeon My Basket supermarkets too.
Pick up all your Japanese kitchen essentials at these popular Japanese supermarket chains.
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No.3: 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:
- Yokado Kiba near Odaiba, and
Click here for a map of Ito Yokado Tokyo supermarkets
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No.4: Seijo Ishii Supermarkets in Tokyo central
Staying in central Tokyo?
Seijo Ishii is your go-to supermarket in Tokyo.
It may just be the cheapest supermarket in Japan, especially for Japanese supermarket food to eat on the run.
Their delicious onigiri rice balls are 79 yen each!
(That’s about 70 US cents per piece)
Scattered around the suburbs near Tokyo Imperial Palace, you’ll find these Japan supermarkets in:
- Yotsuya (home of the Tokyo Toy Museum and Fire Museum)
- Tokyo Station
- 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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No.5: Hanamasa supermarket Tokyo
After Seijo Ishii supermarkets, the most common supermarket to find in Tokyo central are Hanamasa supermarkets.
There’s a Japenese supermarket in:
- Nihombashi near Kanda station
- Okachimachi, and
- Shimbashi near Tsujiki fish market.
Click here for a map of Hanamasa stores in Tokyo.
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No.6: Seiyu Supermarket Tokyo
Seiyu Tokyo is a popular well known supermarket in Japan.
Seiyu supermarkets in Tokyo include:
- near Shinjuku
- Nakano, and
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.
Japanese snacks are some of the best things to buy at Japanese market.
Click here to find locations near you.
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No.7: Marusho Supermarket Japan
Arguably the biggest supermarket in Japan, Marusho supermarkets are centred in the west of Tokyo.
Their ready to eat meals are some of the best things to buy at a Japanese market.
Find one in:
- Sekiguchi, and
Click here to find addresses for locations
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No.8: 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.
No.1: Gyomu Super Tokyo
Gyomu Super Tokyo discount supermarket can be found:
- between Akihabara and Kanda station
- Okachimachi, and
- one on both the north and south sides of Ueno park.
Click here for a map.
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No.2: 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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No.3: Meiji-Ya supermarket
Another supermarket chain with stores in central Tokyo are Meiji Ya supermarkets.
Find one in:
- 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.
There’s 21 premium supermarkets in Tokyo Metropolitan area, and 15 stores outside of Tokyo.
What to buy from Japanese supermarket Meiji Ya?
This is where you’ll find the best quality foods, wines and spirits from all over the world including their own MY brand of goods.
Try “Taste Japan” jam in :
- My Jam classic flavor, or
- My Jam Nouveau, as well as,
- My syrup
Look out for their other brand, the “Japanese Megumi series” canned fruit, honey, pickles, and jam spread.
Click here to see more of their best Japanese supermarket products, including some Japanese food gifts you can’t buy anywhere else.
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No.4: 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.
These things are on our list of what to buy in Japanese grocery store or Japanese supermarket in Japan.
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MORE JAPANESE SUPERMARKETS IN TOKYO
Keep these names in mind to help you find a new Japanese supermarket in Tokyo – pop in next visit.
- Daiei Supermarkets in Tokyo
- Natural House organic supermarket in Shibuya and Shimokitazawa
- Life Supermarket Tokyo
- Peacock supermarket in Daikanyamacho near Shibuya, and Takayama (near the Rainbow Bridge)
- National Azabu
- Ozeki supermarket in Tokyo
You’ll find a huge range of Japanese ingredients at all these Japanese supermarkets in Japan too.
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MINI TOKYO SUPERMARKETS
Convenience stores in Tokyo will do if you are 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 these stores.
No.1: Family Mart
Read our guide to Family Mart food and products.
This is our no.1 go to convenience store in Japan.
Lawson is our next stop, with a similar array of goods at reasonable prices.
Try their fresh sandwich range.
You might even find Fruit Sandwiches with fresh cream!
A typical Japanese sandwich treat.
No.3: Tokyo Mart
No.4: 7-Eleven Japan
Not your typical 7-11 store.
Do pop in for a look.
This is where you are most likely to find money transfers, and phone cards to call home.
No.5: Lawson 100
No.7: Yamazaki Daily
A less well known minimart, but around the place.
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MORE PLACES TO BUY FOOD IN TOKYO
No.1: Depachika Food Halls
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:
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.
No.2: 100 Yen Stores in Tokyo
100 yen shops like Daiso also stock a range of Japanese food at budget prices.
Worth a look.
No.3: 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.
But what to buy at Japanese market?
The chocolate strawberries are a must!
Find MUJI in Shibuya on the basement floor, or the new flagship store in Ginza.
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Looking for more shopping in Tokyo?
Click the links in blue for more ideas of what to buy at a Japanese market or kitchen store.