A Quick Visit to a Grocery Store in Japan – Video Slideshow

I love going into grocery stores when I am in other countries! My favorite things to check out are the produce and meat cases. So when given a chance to go to a grocery store in Japan, I jumped at it and grabbed my point & shoot camera! Here are some of the photos I took in a video.

Some of the things that really stand out for me in the Japanese grocery store:

Quail eggs. Yep, in the section of the store that includes eggs, there where containers of quail eggs. And since I had maguro the other day that came with a quail egg in the shell sitting in the middle of the bowl, I was intrigued by it.


Watermelon is crazy expensive. I can’t believe that a miniature water melon costs $9! I mean I love watermelon but I am not sure I could do that.


The fish section is incredible and includes things I had to ask questions about! There are choices in filets, sashimi, and entire fish too. Was enough to make me hungry. 🙂


The layout of the store felt similar when I went in as produce was right at the door and meat was at the back, but then I realized fish and meat got two walls of the store. Wow. Lots of choices. Not as much to choose from when it came to dairy though. :/


Fruit and vegetables are well protected…. And largely imported. Individually-wrapped apples and avocados are really something when you are used to full cases being set out.


Have you ever checked out grocery stores overseas? If so, what stood out for you?

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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11 Responses to A Quick Visit to a Grocery Store in Japan – Video Slideshow

  1. Nemrac's Photos July 11, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    I will now travel with through your blogs. Love how you navigated and described your journey through each department. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids July 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your video and photos! Very interesting to see what different countries value. I have to admit, I’ve never went to a grocery store while in another country but will have to start making that a habit the next time I travel out of the country!

    • Janice Person July 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

      I have made a habit of it for a while…. Never know what you will see!

  3. dan gogerty July 12, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    My family and I loved living in Tokyo and Yokohama. Our neighborhood grocers had everything from Iowa pork to octopus lips sealed in plastic wrap. Much enjoyed your video and blog. arigato gozaimashita

  4. Timberati July 14, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    My recollection of eggs in Tokyo is that they cost about $1 each.

  5. Deanie Dunne July 24, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Thanks or sharing your grocery experience, Janice. Things are so expensive there. My sister and brother in law have been to other countries and they say that food on islands is very expensive, and sometimes different than what you expect.

    • Janice Person July 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

      Yep. It’s easy to forget how good we have it in a country that has such abundant land, resources and awesome farmers! I really love going to the grocery store in various places… you learn about people by seeing the real world, not just tourist attractions!


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