We’ve mentioned Yamaya before (cheap fruit juice), and no doubt we’ll be mentioning it again, because Yamaya is a Tokyo Cheapo’s destination of choice.
Particularly if you are from the ‘west’, you’ll appreciate the prices on a good selection of it’s imported products. Branded as a “World Liquor System”, it certainly has a good selection of booze but that’s only half the story. In all my cheapo experience I’ve found it the cheapest and often the best quality place for buying:
- fruit juice
- herb tea
- mineral water
- museli & cereals
- fresh pasta (yes fresh)
- tinned tomatoes
- other tinned stuff
And that’s by no means an exhaustive list. Basically a good selection of imported goods, and typical half the price (or even less) than you’ll find anywhere else.
Yamaya can be found in the following Tokyo neighborhoods:
Aoyama, Akasaka, Ikebukuro (west), Ikebukuro (east), Kameido, Kojimachi, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Meguro, Hikarigaoka, Oomori, Ginza.