Monday, 15 November 2010

Shopping for Food in Japan

So - what can you buy from a Japanese supermarket?

This is a question that you may have asked. You may never have realised that you wanted to know. Well, I'm going to show you, anyway. I took my camera to Seiyu (owned by Walmart... so basically the Japanese Asda) a couple of weeks ago and photographed a few things..

Very cheap udon noodles! That's about 10p...

Yummy tentacles....

A load of miso paste for making miso soup..

Cup Noodle!

Japanese Frosties and Coco Pops!

MASSIVE bottles of Whisky!

Cartons of umeshuu (plum wine)...

Lots of green tea!



The beautiful chu-hais... they're alcoholic, fruity drinks...

Massive bags of rice!

Pikachu fish-paste stuff.

Tofu - about 28p!!

Only £14 or so for a melon....

And only £4 for an apple...

So, there you have it!


  1. LOL! Brilliant! How did you get away with taking all those photos in the shop!?

  2. hehehe, great insight into life in Japan, nice photos.

  3. I've been chased out of a supermarket once for taking photos, but I guess it was because I started to position the items for better light and visual arrangement. LOL!
    Would you like to enter this post into our weekend Show Me Japan photo meme? This is just great and it would be lovely to have you play with us. And I'm always on the lookout for new Japan-related blogs. Well, yours is new to me. :)
    Here's the link:
    Show Me Japan Issue 1
    Thank you so much!