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Japanese Stores in Singapore That Have All the Necessary and Quirky Things from Japan We Know You’ll Love (Or Have Been Looking For)

Japanese Stores in Singapore That Have All the Necessary and Quirky Things from Japan We Know You’ll Love (Or Have Been Looking For)

So, there I was on a humid Saturday afternoon, thinking I’d ace a quick dash through the alleys of Singapore to snag some matcha kit-kats. 

Instead of a green tea treat, I found myself in a line-up of some Japanese stores.

Of course, I found all things Japanese—one minute, I’m elbow-deep in adorable washi tape designs, and the next, I’m contemplating whether or not to eat this cat-themed bento box. 

And because I can’t let you miss out on visiting them, I’ve compiled all the Japanese stores that are more fun than a bowl of ramen on a rainy day! So, you better read on!

 Don Don Donki 

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Address: 180 Kitchener Road, City Square Mall

Contact details: +65 6634 1711

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 12 AM

Don Don Donki is a paradise for Japanese cuisine and unique finds. In its deli section, you can find some freshly prepared sashimi, sushi, bento boxes, and an incredible variety of Japanese snacks and sweets at low prices. 

Beyond these, you’ll also find items like matcha-flavored Kit Kats, unique ice cream flavors, and quick noodles not found in typical stores. Meanwhile, their hot food section is packed with comfort foods like okonomiyaki, karaage, and takoyaki.

But wait, there’s more! Don Don Donki isn’t just about food — they also offer a wide range of Japanese gadgets, home goods, and cosmetics. 

Pro tip: Don Don Donki can get crowded, especially on weekends. If you want to avoid squeezing through the influx of visitors, we recommend visiting on weekday mornings. 

And if you’re going here to buy fresh food, visit near closing time to take advantage of discounts. 

Iroha Mart

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Address: 68 Orchard Rd, B2-17/18 Plaza Singapura

Contact details: +65 6265 3139

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 10 PM

Oh, you must visit Iroha Mart! The moment you walk through the door, you will feel like you have entered a bustling Japanese market. 

They have a great assortment of fresh produce, seafood, and rare Japanese snacks and drinks.

Whether you want sushi, ramen, or something new, they have it all!  Fresh, varied sushi and sashimi are constantly available, and even some bento boxes for lunch—which, by the way, are quick and tasty.

They also have adorable Japanese delicacies to satisfy your sweet craving. Basically, you’ll find everything you need to bring Japan home in one place.

Pro tip: Their themed events and promotions are worth keeping an eye on. You can also sign up for their membership program for fantastic savings and perks!



Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #B1 – 28 The Star Vista

Contact details: +65 6694 3228

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 9:30 PM

J-mart is one of our favorite Japanese food markets in Singapore. It’s a place where you can purchase ramen and other Japanese delicacies found in specialty stores, like Pocky and Kit-Kat in unique flavors—I mean, have you tried melon-flavored Kit-Kats?

This spot also sells a wide variety of sashimi and sushi options, Japanese curry, udon, and tonkatsu, as well as an excellent array of hot meals.

The quality is top-notch, and it’s super convenient if you’re in a rush or just craving something delicious. Plus, they’ve got these awesome Japanese unique drinks like Matcha Latte and Sakurayu.

Pro tip: J-mart locations have sampling stations where you can try out different snacks and drinks. It’s a terrific way to find new favorites.


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Address: 391 Orchard Rd

Contact details: +65 6738 1111

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Ah, Takashimaya! If you’re in Singapore and haven’t checked out this retail paradise, you’re missing out big time. 

 It’s a one-stop-shop extravaganza, ranging from trendy Japanese fashion pieces to delicacies at their basement food hall.

Whether you’re into high-end designer labels or prefer something more casual and affordable, Takashimaya has options for everyone. It is a shopping destination with elegance, variety, and excellent service.

Once you’re inside, get ready for a mind-blowing experience. There are rows and rows of all the latest Japanese trends and their brands—no joke.

Pro tip:  Don’t miss out on their annual Hokkaido Fair. It’s a foodie’s dream come true with all the scrumptious Japanese treats you can imagine.



Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen St

Contact details: +65 6224 0919

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

Lumine sells some of the best Japanese fashion, including trendy names exclusive to Tokyo, like Neighborhood and A Bathing Ape (BAPE). Because of its hip and trendy vibe, this store feels just like Shibuya.

You could spend hours here browsing through outfits, accessories, and shoes. I’ll whisper their best feature: They consistently add new items to their catalog. Shhh!

The friendly staff will help you find the right outfit. Trust me, Lumine is a shopping experience you don’t want to miss!

Pro tip: Lumine is well known for having a wide range of Japanese brands that might not be as easily found elsewhere in Singapore. Seize the chance to check out these exclusive offerings.

Japan Home

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Address: 100 Tras St, #03-06 to 09

Contact details: +65 64435882

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

If you want to furnish your house with some amazing items, this is the place to go. From adorable home décor pieces to storage solutions and kitchen gadgets, they have it all.

It’s like going on a treasure hunt inside the store; you never know what incredible discovery you’ll make next. The store regularly updates its inventory with new products, reflecting current trends and seasonal needs.

You will adore Japan Home’s affordability. Who wouldn’t love purchasing some beautiful, well-made, and functional products that don’t break your wallet, right?

Pro tip: Japan Home occasionally offers extra savings on slightly flawed or damaged merchandise. This can be an excellent way to get things at a reduced price if you don’t mind small defects.



Address: 141 Tanglin Rd, Tudor Court Shopping Gallery

Contact details: +65 6200 1555

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM

If you’re a liquor lover, then Kurara is hands down one of the go-to spots. They offer a fantastic assortment of liquors to soothe your spirit and a cultural experience that brings the flavors of Japan closer to home.

This boutique store is known for its vast assortment of Japanese liquors, including a selection of Saké not found in local supermarkets. You can also try new craft beers, Japanese whiskey, and a variety of shochu.

The staff will assist you in finding what you need or make suggestions based on your drink preferences. They also have some very awesome gift sets that are ideal for treating yourself or buying for a special occasion—because why not? 

Pro tip: Kurara provides delivery services that you can take advantage of on days when you’re too exhausted to go out but need a drink.

Araya Shouten


Address: 163 Tanglin Mall, B1-115

Contact details: +65 8483 8914

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM 

Inside Araya Shouten, you’ll find fresh-produced fish and seafood everywhere! The setting is so realistic that walking through it feels like visiting markets in Japan – it’s that authentic.

My favorite thing about Araya Shouten is its quality. The products are always fresh, whether you’re cooking a Japanese feast at home or just snacking. 

Plus, the staff is super friendly and always ready to help you find what you need or suggest something new to try. 

Pro tip:  If you are looking for a convenient meal solution, look for pre-marinated or seasoned seafood options available at the store.

Ginkakuji Onishi


Address: 122 Tembeling Rd

Contact details: +65 6246 5131

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM 

Walking into Ginkakuji Onishi feels like entering a meat lover’s dreamland. Their meat displays are like works of art, showcasing the finest cuts in all their glory—it’s like they’ve mastered the art of meat perfection. 

Don’t get me started on their handmade sausages, because they are revolutionary! Ginkakuji Onishi has it all, from melt-in-your-mouth pig belly to fine Wagyu beef.

The store provides some fantastic marinades and sauces to elevate your food. I’m referring to flavors that will surely satisfy your taste buds enough to make you feel like you’re eating in an exquisite Japanese restaurant!

Pro tip: Ginkakuji Onishi often hosts cooking workshops and tasting events where you can learn from the pros and maybe even pick up a new recipe or two. 

Books Kinokuniya Singapore – Main Store

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Address: 391 Orchard Rd, #04-20 / 20A / 20B / 20C / 21

Contact details: +65 6737 5021

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Books of every type and topic line the shelves, covering every genre and topic you can think of! This bookshop provides a huge collection of Japanese books, from bestsellers to obscure titles and classic literature to new releases!

Kinokuniya hosts book launches, author signings, and even book club meetings. It’s not just a bookstore; it’s a hub for book lovers to come together, share their passion, and celebrate the written word. 

The staff at Kinokuniya are super friendly and knowledgeable. If you’re not sure what book you’re looking for or need a recommendation, just ask them!

Pro tip: The store has a café where you can unwind with a cup of coffee or tea. This is a fantastic spot to relax and dive into your new book!