Below are some of the online stores that sell vegan and cruelty free products in Japan.
Amazon – Amazon Japan has some vegan food products and lots of vegan books. You can set the language to English and search by the word “vegan.”
iHerb – It has lots of vegan and cruelty free products, including food, makeup, supplements, personal care products and cleaning products. Vegan products are clearly marked as such. There are currently more than 1400 products in the vegan grocery section.
Orders over 4,000 yen get free shipping. The maximum order amount seems to be set just under the amount where you’d have to pay customs, so you never have to pay it. If you have a really large order, you can just split it into two orders of over 4,000 yen and not pay shipping on either.
You can set the page language to Japanese or English and the currency to yen or dollars.
On the Facebook page IHERB, Japan LOVES you!, members post current sale discounts.
You can also add a 5% discount on top of sale discounts- their page says “New or current iHerb customers will get an instant 5% discount off their current order by typing it at iHerb check out page. In return, you will get 5% rewards credit from any order placed using your rewards code. And 10% credit if they shop iHerb house brands.” It seems you can only use another person’s discount code once, but you can use a different person’s discount code each time you place an order.
The prices can be significantly cheaper than stores because they don’t add on the retail markup that brick-and-mortar shops have.
You can use paypal, conbini pay or credit cards.
To get a discount on your first order please feel free to use our referral codes: GIQ805 or WQB630.
Rakuten Global Market – The English-language version of the Rakuten website. Click the link to be taken to the results for vegan products.
Tengu Natural Foods – This store delivers everywhere in Japan. They mostly sell food, but they also have some cookbooks and personal care products. The owners also have an excellent vegan and vegetarian restaurant called Alishan Cafe by the beautiful Koma river in Saitama.
The Flying Pig – This is an online store where you can buy Costco products. As the focus is on foreign foods, rather than vegan foods, you’ll need to find out whether the product you want to buy is vegan first (there are no lists of ingredients on the website and only a small number of items are specified as being vegan).
The Foreign Buyers’ Club – This is an online store where you can buy foreign food. There is a vegetarian, but not a vegan, category in the “special diet” section under “General Store & Deli.” You’ll need to check the items to make sure they are vegan (there are no lists of ingredients on the website).
Kempo (can contact for English service) – Sells personal care items as well as ready-made food and ingredients. Everything is vegan. The website is in Japanese only, however the staff speak English and can take orders by phone or fax.
Kobe Halal Food (English menus and product descriptions, but ‘check out’ is in Japanese) – Sells a range of international foods, such as Malaysian, African and Indonesian products. Also sells staples like rice, beans and spices.
Living Life Marketplace (website mostly in Japanese – you can email for English service) – It sells many natural, raw and organic foods like beans, nuts, dried fruit, grains, seeds and spices.
Lohas Town – Sells natural and organic products, including food, health products and beauty products.
Natural House – This is a chain of small supermarkets that also has an online store. It sells quite a few vegan products like seitan and mock meat.
Radish Boya – You can order organic and fair trade fruit and vegetables from Radish Boya (in set boxes). They also have some personal care and cleaning products.
Rakuten – It has a large selection of vegan products, including food, pet food, clothing, shoes, books and personal care products. Click the link to be taken to the results for vegan products.
Rakuten Room – The Rakuten Room app is for sharing products on Rakuten Ichiba (Rakuten Marketplace, somewhat like their own Pinterest). Click the link to be taken to the results for vegan products.
The Nature Shop Karuna – The store is located in Nagoya and has a large range of food products, including ice cream, pudding, soda, scones, rusk, many types of dried soy meat, vegan “chicken” chunks from the Vegetarian Butcher in small quantities, “vegan loaf” soy meat, instant noodles, and cup ramen (plus a few personal care and cleaning products). Vegan products are marked with a “V.”
San-iku Vegetus – They have various food products like soy/gluten meat, vegetarian curries, cookies, as well as a few personal care products.
Someat (English website) – 100% plant-based “grilled meat” and “fried chicken.”
Value Vegan– frozen “chicken” tenders, nuggets, “meatballs,” “chicken” drumsticks
Vegans Café and Restaurant – Vegans Online Shop – This Kyoto café and restaurant has a small online shop selling vegan food.
Warabe Mura Wholefoods (website in Japanese only, but you can request English service by email) – They are located in Minokamo in Gifu prefecture and they manufacture vegan food under the name ‘Sakurai-shokuhin’. They have many products: food, personal care products, cosmetics, books, supplements and more.
Yousei No Mori – An online vegan store selling many food products, as well as pet food, cosmetics and supplements. There is free shipping if you spend over ¥10,000.
Note some of the products on these websites are not vegan, so be careful if you want a 100% vegan product!