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Organic foods in Tokyo 2014/4/20 00:50
Konichiwa!

I will be in Tokyo for a week and I wonder if there's any supermarket / shop chain that sell organic foods and plant-based milk / yoghurt?

Is there any organic stamp or something, so that you can recognize it's organic foods?

Arigato!
cheers
by Anqi (guest)  

Re: Organic foods in Tokyo 2014/4/20 11:08
Tokyo is a very large city. Where will you be staying?
by Umami Dearest rate this post as useful

Re: Organic foods in Tokyo 2014/4/20 12:29
Natural House is a supermarket of natural food.
http://www.naturalhouse.co.jp/shops/
The Crayon House of Harajuku, I am dealing with organic food.
http://www.crayonhouse.co.jp/shop/c/c30












by haro (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Organic foods in Tokyo 2014/4/20 17:21
hi thanks for the links! i am staying near ikebukoro sta.

cheers
by anqip (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Organic foods in Tokyo 2014/4/20 19:08
Please try to translate the home page of earlier.
Located in the Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store of the Natural House.
http://www.naturalhouse.co.jp/shops/ikebukuro_tobu.html
Also Seibu Ikebukuro Department Store , there seems to be a shop that Kodawari-ichiba.
http://www.kodawariichiba.com/shop.php?shop_id=2











by haro (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Organic foods in Tokyo 2014/4/21 17:38
Anqi,

By plant-based milk / yoghurt, do you mean something like soy milk?

Soy milk is commonly sold also at ordinary supermarkets and tofu stores. Ask for "to-nyu"

On the other hand, I can't really recall seeing yogurt that's not made of cow milk, even though I often go to natural food stores. Good luck on tha.
by Uco (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Organic foods in Tokyo 2014/4/21 18:44
You can find soy yogurt at some regular grocery stores, but its not so common that they carry it everywhere.
by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

Re: Organic foods in Tokyo 2014/4/28 08:46
Natural House, at least the one on Aoyama street, sells imported flavoured individual Provamel organic soya milkshakes. I worked my way through dozens of them. The Ikebukuro store should have them too. The NH staff won't necessarily speak any English and Japanese in a foreign accent can befuddle folk. If you really want a specific food or have a serious food allergy, obtain the relevant words or phrases from the net, print out the kana and kanji, stick them on little cards and show them to the staff. No room for error then.

If you go to Harajuku sightseeing, you can round off the day with some shopping at the Kinokuniya International Store, Aoyama street http://expatsguide.jp/2909 who stock some organic products. Get the metro back from Omotesando station at the Aoyama street/Omotesando street cross-roads, one stop to Meiji-Jingūmae on the Chiyoda line, then six stops to Ikebukuro on the Fukutoshin line.

The easiest soya milk to obtain is the Kikkoman brand, but I'm fairly sure it's not organic. It is non-GM though, which might be your main concern. Run this though Google Translate for the details:
http://www.k-tounyu.jp/03_lineup/02-002.html
The packaging is easy to spot and the brand is widely available (including in konbinis).

For organic labels:
http://www.maff.go.jp/e/jas/specific/organic.html
by David (guest) rate this post as useful

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