Monthly Archives: June 2015

International Food & Drink

Japan has a wide selection of foodstuffs available at its convenience stores and supermarkets, including many products of international origin. However, many expats in Japan find themselves missing certain items from home that just aren’t sold at the average supermarket.

Internet for Travelers

Internet access Internet in Japan is fast and reliable and most accommodation for tourists will have internet access. If in doubt, confirm with your accommodation provider before reservation. For those who need access on the go, there are a number

Meidi-ya (Hiroo)

Sells quality gourmet food and beverages from around the world.

Motomachi Union Main Store

Motomachi Union carries a wide variety of foreign imported foods.

National Azabu

Organic vegetables, wines and groceries from around the world including a wide selection of cheeses. Also sells household items, books and English cards. Signs and service in English. Delivery available.

NISSIN World Delicatessen

Nissin World Delicatessen has an established reputation for the range and quality of its meat, sausage and ham products. You can also find wine from all over the world, as well as a wide selection of international foods and ingredients.

Vinos Yamazaki

In a “straight from the cellar” style, they offer a rich assortment of wines and cheeses. Don’t miss out their large collection of Japanese sake too.

Wine Shop ENOTECA Hiroo

Enoteca regularly stocks around 1,000 kinds of wine with an emphasis on French and Italian varieties.

bonraspail Queen’s Isetan Yokohama

An organic food store selling everything from bagels to smoothies

Natural House

The main branch of this renowned organic store has the largest stock of organic and health foods in Tokyo. In addition to fresh produce, they also offer deli, bento, natural cosmetics, medicinal herbs and more.

Natural Mart

Natural Mart offers only organic and natural products including foods and beauty care items.

Daimaru Tokyo

A department store by Tokyo station. The sweets counters on 1F and B1F are particularly popular.

Isetan Shinjuku Store

One of the most traditional and famous department stores in Japan, Isetan is known for their impeccable service and variety of quality products. Their “Guest card” allows foreign residents who are short-term stay to enjoy a 5% discount on some

Matsuya Ginza

Their selection of international designer brands range from Louis Vuitton to Fendi and Celine.

Ginza Mitsukoshi

Fashion labels and excellent gourmet food floors.

Seibu Shibuya

The Shibuya branch of Seibu department store delivers plentiful fashion items, gifts and children’s goods.


Sogo boasts an enormous food market, a number of fashion brands, and even a museum.

Takashimaya Shinjuku

Houses a plethora of Japanese and international luxury brands and a gorgeous gourmet department. Be sure not to miss out on their sweets. Also, be sure to check out Takashimaya’s dedicated web page including delivery, free Wi-Fi access and for

L-Breath (Shinjuku)

L-Breath sells everything from tents and cooking equipment to sports and outdoor apparel.

Foreigner-Friendly Housing Contracts and Agencies

Serviced Apartments Serviced apartments include all the furniture, linen, cutlery and electrical appliances you need, as well as regular cleaning and concierge services, providing the comfort of home with the convenience of a hotel. Many people stay here with their

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