There are some very expensive fruits in Japan. Some looked like they would make a perfect present. Most looked like they are about to destroy the environment with all the plastic packaging. We took photos of all the special foods we came across while visiting Tokyo. 100 Yen were about $1. I don’t want to be disrespectful to the Japanese culture of gifting expensive special beautifully packaged fruits. From mine point of view, some of it is just very very unusual and eye-catching.
Wasabi found at a supermarket.
Cherry blossoms for decorating desserts and cute dishes?
The perfect medlar.
Even less words.
What have you payed for those cherries? $150?
Are those vegan. I guess not.
Very expensive mangos.
More expensive mangos.
Organic produce, fruit, veggies are priced very differently around the world. For us, it is always useful to estimate the spendings beforehand whren visiting a new place for a longer period of time. If you want to know where to buy organic in Tokyo, che out this post.
Organic carrots in Tokyo
2 organic carrots $3
Organic bell peppers in Tokyo
Bell peppers 1 large $3, 2 smaller ones $4
Organic carrots in Tokyo
2 Organic oranges / clementines $3-$5
Organic Greens in Tokyo
Organic greens, small pack $2.5-$4
Organic Cabbage in Tokyo
Organic gabbage $3
Organic Sprouts in Tokyo
Sprouts under $1
Organic Mushrooms in Tokyo
Organic mushrooms $2-$8/pack
Organic avocado in Tokyo
Organic avocado $2.5
Organic bananas in Tokyo
Organic bananas are were around $1
Every other week or so we found organic bananas on sale.
Organic Strawberries in Tokyo
Organic tomatoes in Tokyo
Organic tomatoes $2-$8 for a small pack/ 2 tomatoes
Organic apples in Tokyo
Organic reddish in Tokyo
Organic reddish $3
Organic frozen Berries and corn, pies
Mouldy oranges. Definitely the most expensive organic fruit, cause you will pay for it and throw it out. Packaged produce is clamed to stay fresh longer, but at some point it will spoil and it is harder to see.
Natural shampoo, detergent, tooth paste $12-20
If you are looking for organic and vegan food in Tokyo, this post will be extremely helpful. We stayed in Tokyo for almost 3 month and spend a ton of time exploring all the organic options available, just like we always do. You will find pics with prices, I also have an extra price post for a quick overview for organic fruit and natural beauty products.
Compared to bigger European and Northern American cities, the availability of organic produce in Tokyo is not impressive. Considering the size of the city, there are just a few organic store chains with a handful of stores located in the city center. We stayed in Shibuya with the highest density of organic stores to choose from. Luckily, some small and bigger food stores all over the city had at least some organic products in stock. There are also delivery services offering organic produce and dry goods. The farmers markets were not a great option for organic produce sadly.
The Organic label/seal to look for in Japan:
Certified products are manufactured/grown in accordance with organic JAS Standards
Bio c’ Bon
An organic and natural store chain we new from Paris. Lots of European products. A great fruit selection. Mostly organic products. Beauty and skin care products. Check their website and Facebook page for more locations and opening hours or just google the store.
Bio c’ Bon Gaien-nishi-dori
Gaien-nishi-dori, 3 Chome-42-2 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Bio C Bon Tomigaya
ビオセボン(Bio c’ Bon)富ヶ谷店
1 Chome-49-番21号 Tomigaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0063, Japan
Bio c’ Bon Nakameguro
Japan, 〒153-0051 Tokyo, Meguro City, Kamimeguro, 1 Chome−26−2 中目黒アトラスタワー内
Bio c’ Bon Azabujuban Shop
Japan, 〒106-0045 Tokyo, Minato City, Azabujuban, 2 Chome−9−2 １階
Natural House was our favorite go to store as it was pretty much the closest and even not a huge store, it was packed with fresh produce, dry goods, and natural skin care products.
Natural House 共同ビル（青山）
3 Chome-6-18 Kitaaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan
Natural House Ayoma
in the Tokyu Store Futako Tamagawa Rise Store
2 Chome-21-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo 158-0094, Japan
Natural House ナチュラルハウス
in PARCO_ya Ueno
Japan, 〒110-0005 Tokyo, Taito City, Ueno, 3 Chome−24−6 フロンティアタワ 4階
No produce. Small Stool.
Crayon House is more than a store and this is probably why we went there so often. The food floor is not too huge, but we could get all the necessity. There is a beautiful outside sitting area, great selection of beauty products and a whole floor with sustainable toys for kids. The whole store is surrounded by sweet smelling flowers, a beautiful oasis.
Crayon House クレヨンハウス 東京店
3 Chome-8-15 Kitaaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan
More Natural Markets
These, we visited once or twice.
Natural Mart 広尾商店街振興組合事務所
Japan, 〒150-0012 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Hiroo, 5 Chome−1
Japan, 2 Chome-23-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan
Bonraspail in SEIBU SHINJUKU PePe
1 Chome-30-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan
Organic at regular and specialty Stores
SEIJO ISHII Tomigaya
Japan, 〒151-0063 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Tomigaya, 1 Chome−9−16 代々木コーポ 1F
2 Chome-18-1 Konan, Minato City, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan
3 Chome-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
Hikarie, 2-chōme-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tōkyō-to 150-8510, Japan
Precce Premium Tokyo Midtown and a store nearby
Japan, 〒107-0052 Tokyo, Minato City, Akasaka, 9 Chome−7−4 東京ミッドタウン ガーデンサイド地下
Nissin World Delicatessen
2 Chome-32-13 Higashiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0044, Japan
At a random Lawsons
Organic at farmers’ Markets
There is almost nothing certified organic, but it might be worth it talking to the farmers to find out who grows the produce organically or spray free.
Aoyama Farmers Market / UNU Farmers market
Japan, 5 Chome-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001