Supermarkets

Supermarkets

Supermarkets are conveniently located all throughout Tokyo. Although slightly different than you would find in other regions, they have all the foods that you would expect in a traditional supermarket. They tend to be smaller in size around the city central area, and larger in the suburban areas. Most likely you will be able to find a supermarket within walking distance of where you are staying, otherwise, there will most certainly be one easily accessible through public transportation.

Aeon

Description Aeon is a comprehensive company that deals with Japan’s supermarket industry. The word AEON means “eternity”. It bases its practice around the belief that to be successful you must combine the factors of peace, people and community to come together and be successful by working together. It is a community based initiative that sells products and goods that have grown exponentially in just a short period of time. Worried about the environment, it is a company that is rooted in the goodness of society as a whole.

Daiei

Description The Daiei is the largest supermarket chains in Japan. Founded in Osaka, it now has over 3000 stores around Japan. It is more than just a grocery store, they also sell house goods, electronics and clothes. It is well known around Japan for its convenience and for the exceptional prices that their products are sold for. Becoming most popular in the 1970-1980s, they still are a driving force in the Japanese shopping market, market.

ItoYokado

Description The Ito Yokado is a general store in Japan. As of 2013, there were over 178 stores operation around Tokyo and Japan. It is an overall supermarket, department store that has just about everything you can imagine, or that you could need. It is currently expanding to the rest of the world, but if you are looking for something finding it isn’t hard, nor is finding what you are looking for once there.

Izumiya

Description Izumiya is a Japanese supermarket chain that is well know around Japan and in Tokyo. Located convenient around the city, it is not hard to find one. Specializing in grocery stores, they have all the conveniences of home with brand names that you are accustomed to from International places. They have become so popular that they now have their own VISA/Mastercard/JCB) and also the Izumiya Club Cards when you become a member.

Seiyu

Description Owned by Walmart, Seiyu is the Japanese version of the supermarket we are accustomed to. The Seiyu is a combination of shopping center and department stores that are located around the city and an excellent place for you to find what you are looking for. If you are looking for anything you can probably find it here, best part is they are conveniently located close to public transportation. If you are accustomed to Walmart Seiyu will make you feel right at home.

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