Foreign Foods in Japan

Brick&Mortar Stores


While it may look like a liquor store from the outside, Yamaya stocks a large variety of foreign pastas, cheese, cereals, teas, and coffees!


A foreign food store with a focus on coffee and coffee accoutrements. You can find lots of candy, canned goods, and seasonings.

Don Quijote

While Don Quijote may look like a novelty store, their food section tends to have a surprising variety of foreign foods available for purchase.

Lion D’or

While it may just look like your normal run-of-the-mill supermarket, Lion D’or normally have a small foreign section filled with crisps and biscuits from Western parts of the world. (Lays Sour Cream & Onion chips anyone?)


If you have shopped her overseas, you know what to expect. If you have a members card from back home, you’re golden. If not, you can easily purchase one and stock up on foreigner–and Japanese foods– in bulk.

Online Shops

Yoyo Market

Want to go to Costco but don’t want to drive all the way out there? Yoyo Market is for you. You can purchase your Costco items online (for a slightly elevated price) and have them shipped directly to your door. You can even order speciality items like personalised sheet cakes through them!


The name says is all. An online shop set up by ex-pats to ships meat (pretty much any cut you can imagine) to your door. They also sell spices, buns, grilling items, cheeses, and frozen goods.

Foreign Buyers Club

A one-stop shop for food, teaching supplies, and decorations. You can order items that they have in-shop but also from their “General Store” for more specific items that are shipped from the US, per demand, on a quarterly basis.

The Flying Pig

The same type of store as YoYo Market with prices that are generally a tiny bit higher.

For vitamins to grocery to beauty products to pet goods to their namesake, herbs– iherb has you covered and for ridiculously low shipping costs.

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