The joy of supermarkets- Japan
I can never resist checking out a foreign supermarket. I love to discover the novelties found in a different country. Not only the food but also the none food items on sale. The Netherlands (where I am from) hardly offers anything but food for instance. Go to other countries and you can buy a complete wardrobe or supplies for a farm.
These were my finds in a supermarket in Japan:
There is absolutely nothing in a Japanese supermarket that I recognized!
All is new, exciting, worrying and just strange. Strange in a good way. Most of the times. I think. Maybe. Not sure 🙂
Things are ridiculously cute in Japan. There is not a thing that is not pretty.
Once again I am not sure what this is. Except pretty. I tried one and still find it hard to describe. A steamed bun with some sort of filling. It was not bad, to be honest. But prettier than tasty…haha
My biggest find was soup for cats!!! Yes…. Soup for cats…!!
It even came with an explanation on the package that your feline friend likes to have a mid-day snack as well.
I had to buy it and bring it home. I can say that I hardly ever have seen my two fluffy friends so happy.
Besides shopping in supermarkets there is another thing that amazed me in Japan.
There are vending machines on every corner of the street. Also in residential areas. This is ideal when you are in need for a cool drink. And that is quite often in Japanese summer. But why would anyone need to go to a vending machine to buy a charm to hang on their phone?
This was just a small section of the things “different” in a Japanese supermarket. There is way more to discover. I can recommend you to always add a visit to a supermarket to your to-do list on your travels. And take your time to discover new things!