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Tokyo- Where to buy High Quality Rice 2015/1/20 14:42
I will be visiting Tokyo from the U.S.A and wanted to know where I can buy high quality Japanese Produced rice. What brands/types are considered superior.

Same for other gourmet food items.

Domo Arigato.
by Pierre (guest)  

Re: Tokyo- Where to buy High Quality Rice 2015/1/20 18:15
I recommend Niigata Uonuma Koshihikari, Nagano Kijimadaira Koshihikari, and Yamagata Milky Queen.
You can buy it at any supermarket in Tokyo.
by Richard Sekiya (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo- Where to buy High Quality Rice 2015/1/20 18:17
Visit Mitsukoshi-Ginza department store B3F "Kome-ya HIKOTARO".

and also, Matsuya-Ginza department store B2F,
"Komedokoro YUME-YA".
http://www.wadeli.jp/blog/000238.html
by tokyo friend 48 rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo- Where to buy High Quality Rice 2015/1/20 18:19
Most major rice is koshihikari(こしひかり) of Niigata.
However, recently it has come out various kinds.
Such as akita komachi(あきたこまち)of Akita is also famous.
http://www.iy-place.net/nihon-no-kome/
I think that it is selling koshihikari in Niigata Museum Nesupasu of Omotesando.
http://www.nico.or.jp/nespace/1oshi/11.html
http://www.nico.or.jp/nespace/foreign/english.html
by haro1210 rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo- Where to buy High Quality Rice 2015/1/21 00:26
This is Top 38 特A(tokuA) brands (特 means Super/Special)
selected from 131 products by JGIA.
http://www.kokken.or.jp/data/ranking_tokua.pdf [PDF]
http://www.kokken.or.jp/english.html

But any brand rice will be fail if by wrong way of making and different waters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_rice
Buy also Japanese water and higher class of electric rice-cooker(over 50000Y),too.
This is one of latest TV-CM(TIGER) "fea: donabe[土鍋] tec"
http://youtu.be/Sp2i9a67kGw
and satisfaction ranking of biggest online shopping compare web.
http://kakaku.com/kaden/rice-cooker/ranking_2125/rating/

And any brand not always super matched any food menu.
Learn before each rice and food menu characters like wine.
Also should eat and know real good taste rice at good restaurants first.

If you have enough money and travel days go and stay high class
Ryokan/Hotel major rice field area Niigara,Akita and Miyagi PF.

However real farmer's house making rice are Super BEST :)
BC local pure clean water best matching and no waste.
Some Japanese famers(not only rice) open own FB pages ask them maybe good.
by Mamiw (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo- Where to buy High Quality Rice 2015/1/21 02:39
Minna San,

Thank you very much.

Pierre
by Pierre (guest) rate this post as useful

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