Import Grocery Store Spots in Japan

  • Mito Shoji (Ameyoko Plaza Shop)
    2 Reviews
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Ueno 6-10-7 Ameyoko Plaza 4
    A store which sells imported lighters and writing materials and which has operated for over 30 years in the Ameya-Yokocho market in Ueno. The shop carries an abundant variety of products and always keeps around 2,300 Zippo lighters in stock at any given time. In addition to standard plain lighters, the shop also sells a wide array of lighters with brand logos, anime characters, and other designs. Among the shop's selection, you'll find more rare lighters perfect for international visitors to Japan, such as a lighter decorated with an image of Tokyo Skytree or Japanese gold lacquer.

    アメ横の高架下にあるアメ横プラザの店です。 喫煙具や万年筆の店ですが、時計なども売っていて、ぱっと見は何の店かわかりません。

  • Flying Tiger Copenhagen Omotesando Store
    3 Reviews
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 4-3-2
    Flying Tiger is a chain originating in Denmark which sells Scandinavian lifestyle goods. Flying Tiger is designed around the concept of cute and fashionable European decorations and knickknacks at reasonable prices. Inside, countless goods are arranged under the store's characteristic soft lighting. The selection primarily focuses on stationary, interior decorations, kitchen goods, dining utensils, and party items. Colorful, pop-inspired paper napkins and tablecloths make popular presents.

    渋谷マークシティ1階に入るフライングタイガー。 吉祥寺の店で孫のゲームを買って以来妻のお気に入りの店です。 今回も楽しみにして入店しましたが、ゲームはなく若い女の子が喜びそうな雑貨ばかり。 妻が台所用品、私は写真には無いがスマホ充電用のケーブルを購入。(これは安くて優れもの!) 買い物袋は有料になりました。

  • Russian / Eastern Europe General goods shop Chaika
    2 Reviews
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 7-7
    This Hakodate shop sells small goods from Russia. This western style building houses a range of Russian and Eastern European goods like Imperial Porcelain, Matryoshka dolls, shawls and more. They also have treats like chocolate and original sweets. There's a tea shop inside as well, where you can enjoy black tea and home-made cakes.


  • Zellij
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kaigandori 4-3-20 Konan Building 204
    A select boutique which offers imported Moroccan knickknacks. The store is filled with a variety of merchandise personally purchased by the owner in Morocco each year. Particularly popular items include the smart and attractive babouche slippers, colorful Islamic hat pouches, rugs, and cushions. The shop also sells ceramic tableware decorated with distinctive geometric patterns, tea utensils essential for making Moroccan mint tea, and tagine vessels used for cooking Moroccan cuisine.
  • Franc franc BAZAR
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashinishiku Odo 2-13-16 Marinoa City Fukuoka Pier Walk Outlet 2 Building 1F
    An import knickknack and lifestyle goods shop located in Nishi Ward, Fukuoka City. At the shop, which is located in Marinoa City Fukuoka's outlet building, customers can purchase all manner of everyday life goods at outlet prices. The shop's expansive selection of functional and attractively designed products includes furniture, tableware, bath and beauty products, fashionable knickknacks, and more.
  • Free Design[Import Northern Europe/Design]
    Tokyo Musashinoshi Kichijoujihonchou 2-18-22F
    A select shop built around the concept of “quality living” carrying a carefully assembled array of lifestyle goods and tableware from northern and central Europe, the United States, Japan, and other countries around the world. Offering a wide selection of highly original items, with a focus on ease of use and design, the shop also sells products from such popular brands as Marimekko and Hakusan Porcelain. The closest station is Kichijoji Station.
  • ASOKO Harajuku
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 6-27-8
    A lifestyle goods shop built around a concept of enjoying surprises and located in the Jingumae area of Shibuya City, Tokyo. Focusing on colorful items well-suited to the Harajuku area, ASOKO carries interesting daily lifestyle necessities, stationary, kitchenware, apparel, and accessories at reasonable prices. The shop’s distinctive show window is decorated with countless portraits of people’s faces. ASOKO has become a favorite place to shop for young women in Tokyo.
  • Arkestra
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Uehara 1-7-20
    An antique furniture shop. The shop sells antiques from the 1930s to the 70s bought by the owner on the American west coast. Many of the shop's interesting furniture was made just prior to the age of mass production when things were made by hand in large quantities. Regardless of whether something is new or old, the shop's concept is to stock items which have been properly made, which can be used for many years, and which customers will fall in love with. The shop also works on developing new, original goods which will match well with antiques.
  • Daikanyama Christmas Company
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sarugakuchou 29-10 Hillside Terrace C-13
    Christmas market based on the concept of 364 Days of Christmas Eve. Buy an array of Christmas items all year round, including Christmas trees, Christmas cards, wrapping paper, and Santa dolls. Their main products are shipped straight from Germany. Pick up original glass balls and Nutcrackers for the tree, as well as Christmas jewelry and many more items you won't see anywhere else.
  • COTSWOLDS (Kichijoji Shop)
    Tokyo Musashinoshi Kichijoujihonchou 4-13-2
    This import variety shop is located in the Kichijoji Nakamichi-dori Shopping Arcade in Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino City. They sell British vintage goods such as crockery and tableware, clothing, stamps, rubber ducks, and Beatles memorabilia.
  • Umwelt
    Style / Fashion
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Yoshikawa-dori Miyuki Cho Nishi Tamaki cho 588-1
    This select variety shop is on Ebisugawa-dori Street in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. They sell antique furniture, vessels, accessories, and more from Japan and Europe. The shop owner lived in Denmark at one point and makes trips abroad to purchase a wide variety of interior decor and other items, ranging in style from retro to contemporary.
  • Jisakasu
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 3-4-6
    Jisakasu is a variety store on Ukishima-dori Street, which is next to Kokusai-dori Street (International Street). In the expansive shop that opens onto the street, there are a range of vintage knick-knacks from Japan, USA and other places. Orion Beer goods including jugs are popular as souvenirs.
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Shimoyamatedori 3-5-5 Shinan 1st Building 3F
    This is a sundry shop in Kobe’s “Tor West” area with many unique shops. The shop stocks many colorful and girly items which have been selected from all over the world, including Europe and Asia, with unique sense. It is popular with women who like miscellaneous goods shops where you can find treasures such as lovely tableware that colors everyday teatime and meals, exotic accessories, one-of-a-kind items created by domestic artists, etc. that makes everyday life a little more colorful. The nearest station is Motomachi Station.
  • Robin's Patch
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Inafunetori 1-15-3
    You’ll find this shop about a five-minute walk from Motoyama Station along the Yamazaki River. The store offers a number of vintage imported goods, including items the married owners brought from Eastern Europe themselves. You’ll find products from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, and other countries, providing visitors with endless fascinating discoveries. You’ll also find vintage, nostalgia-inducing picture books, dolls, miniature objects, and more, which make great gifts for children.
  • MLP Shop
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 1030
    This antique shop is located on a road just east of the National Route 169, in Takabakate-cho, Nara City. The shop sells antiques, vintage goods and furniture bought from the UK and New Zealand. The shop has over five thousand items, centering mainly on pottery from the 50’s to the 70’s and pre-war items.
  • Mangetsu Antique
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 840-1
    This antique store is located along the Prefectural Route 80, in Takabatate-cho, Nara City. The store is inside an old private house, and mainly deals in items bought in the UK and France. It has a wide variety of antiques, from necklaces and rings, furniture, light fixtures, silver and pottery, paintings and print.
  • Roger
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Naganokaminishinomonchou 604-1
    A home and lifestyle goods boutique situated along Prefectural Route 399 in Kaminishinomon-cho, Nagano City. The shop sells tableware and knickknacks imported from around the world with a focus on items from Europe. The shop also sells original products themed after apples and other Nagano specialty goods.
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Daikanyamacho 18-31F
    A select interior design boutique located in Daikanyama, Shibuya Ward. The shop carries a wide selection of cute and fun knickknacks from across Japan and around the world. The boutique's selection of matryoshka (Russian nesting dolls) and Soviet era knickknacks is particularly large. The shop's array of matryoshka range from unique dolls which are just a little different from the ones normally sold in souvenir stores, to story- and celebrity-themed dolls. The shop's Soviet era knickknacks were purchased by the owner from Russian flea markets and include rare pieces sure to tickle the hearts of collectors, such as Soviet era Cheburashka and Misha the Bear Cub merchandise.
  • Verda
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Sakae-ku Kosugaya 1-2-1
    This shop, located on the second floor of Kanagawa Plaza for Global Citizenship (Earth Plaza), is owned and operated by Nepali Bazaro, an organization which assists poor people in Nepal in being independent. The shop stocks a wide selection of Nepalese goods made by the hands of underprivileged people, including clothing; knickknacks; and coffees, teas, and other beverages. The shop also carries a wide selection of items imported from developing nations, and customer purchases not only contribute to the betterment of disadvantaged peoples but also promote international cooperation.
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    Style / Fashion
    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Nishishinsaibashi 2-12-22 Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi 103-go
    This vintage shop has been in business for over 22 years and is aimed at adults. The shop imports and sells high quality items almost never seen in Japan, such as antique knickknacks, accessories, furniture, and vintage clothing discovered in little-known spots across America.

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