I'm an American mother residing in Japan, and grocery procuring here’s a far superior expertise than it’s within the US

I used to do one massive, weekly grocery haul within the US, however now I cease into the Japanese retailer for smaller purchases three to 4 occasions per week.

grocery cart in japanese grocery store

The carts are considerably smaller in Japan than they’re within the US.

Nickelle Tilley


Ever since my daughter reached the toddler stage, she’s develop into an exceptionally pickier eater. I discover myself frequenting the grocery retailer in Japan extra usually, determined to search out one thing she’ll really eat. 

Fortunately, Japanese grocery shops make it simple to cease in for a couple of objects at a time.

Throughout my first journey to a Japanese grocery retailer, I discovered that getting an enormous cart and stocking up on groceries for the following one-to-two weeks is not the norm right here. It is fairly frequent to go to the grocery retailer three-to-four occasions per week.

The truth is, many shops I’ve visited right here do not even have massive procuring carts. As a substitute, you may discover a cart nearer to the scale of a grocery basket.


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