Below are some of the online stores that sell vegan and cruelty-free products in Japan.
Note some of the websites carry non-vegan products as well, so be careful if you want a 100% vegan product!
English and bilingual websites
Alchemist At Home – This Japan-wide food delivery service has a vegan TV dinner section. The premade meals are delivered nationwide, shipped via Yamato cold transport out of Niigata City. Orders placed on Sunday are delivered the next Friday.
Amazon Japan – Has vegan food, clothing, books, and so on. You can set the language to English and search by the word “vegan.”
Ambika – Vegetarian shop selling lots of Indian products like lentils and beans, dry fruit, spices, herbs and prepackaged items such as Aloo Raswala, Sambhar, and Upma. Vegan items are marked. They state that they have more than 800 vegan items on offer. Free delivery anywhere in the country (except Okinawa) on an ¥8000 order. Staff will also provide assistance in English if you need any information about how to use a particular spice or advice on traditional Indian recipes. They also have three store locations in Tokyo. Inquire directly with the shop for information about which items contain palm oil.
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). Costco Japan does have a small section on its own website of vegan items (English), so you may be able to cross-check there.
iHerb has lots of vegan and cruelty free products, including toothpaste, dental floss, food, makeup, vitamins and supplements, personal care products and cleaning products. Many vegan products are marked. The prices can be significantly cheaper than stores because they don’t add on the retail markup that brick-and-mortar shops have. Paypal, cash on delivery (when using Yamato Transport), conbini pay (payment at a convenience store) or credit cards are accepted.
As of March 2021, there is a free shipping option for orders of 4,270 yen or more and there are 863 product results when searching the term “vegan.” You can set the page language to Japanese or English (or other languages) and the currency to yen or dollars. Check their info rewards page for current information on their rewards program.
On the Facebook page IHERB, Japan LOVES you!, members post current sale discounts and their own rewards codes, so it’s a good idea to check there before placing your order. To get a discount on your order please feel free to use our referral codes: WQB630 or ARA5497.
Indojin (means “The Indian”) – A good source for larger quantities of basmati rice, beans, and lentils at very reasonable prices.
N. Market Vegan (bilingual) offers vegan skincare products (some original products), laundry soap, konjac sponges for the face, and so on.
Natural Boho (bilingual) is a small online business located in the Japanese Alps. They have vegan laundry detergent powder and soap options. Inquire with the owner for their vegan product list. Check their Instagram here (English).
North Candles Facebook Instagram and My Eco Life– Run by the same people, these shops sell vegan handmade soywax candles and wax melts, made in Tokachi, Hokkaido, and vegan wax wraps for food storage, reusable razors, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo cutlery, and so on.
Rakuten Global Express – Rakuten’s official English-language reshipping service for those not living in Japan (click here for Rakuten Global Express in Japanese). They will combine your Rakuten Ichiba (Japanese) order with orders from other shopping websites, including those that do not ship overseas, and send everything to you. They do not send refrigerated or frozen items- if you order them, they will be sent to you unrefrigerated. Sign-up is free. Learn how to use the service here (English). Those in Japan can purchase any product that is carried on Rakuten Ichiba directly, of course without using Rakuten Global Express, which is only for overseas shoppers. Click here (Japanese) to be taken to the results for vegan products.
Sartaj – An Indian grocery store selling products such as spices, personal care products, and more. They have a physical store in Osaka. The ingredient lists of packaged foods and personal care products do not appear to be provided so you may need to contact them to determine which items are vegan.
Tengu Natural Foods (Alishan) – This vegetarian store delivers everywhere in Japan. They can even deliver to hotels, but you need to check with the hotel first to make sure it’s okay with them, and pay by credit card. They mostly sell food, but they also have some cookbooks and personal care products. They carry items that are hard or impossible to find elsewhere like vegan chocolate chips, vegan butter, and yakitori skewered “meat.” The owners also have an excellent vegan and vegetarian restaurant called Alishan Cafe by the beautiful Koma river in Saitama with a small natural grocery store attached.
Beat Ice – (Facebook) Produces and sells Hayama Ice vegan ice cream. Items containing milk and egg are manufactured on the same production line. The company was started in 2018 as a way for the company owner to say thank you to all the people she’s met since moving to Hayama, a small town by the beach in the Shonan area of Japan. A spicy and gingery Almond Milk Chai flavor, a fruity and complex Coconut Amazake flavor, and products made with rice from various rice terraces around Japan are available.
Earth Friendly – (Instagram) A sustainability-focused website with a vegan section. Products are searchable by the English keywords “vegan,” “plantbase,” “palm oil free,” “zerowaste,” etc. As of a review of the website in March 2021, available vegan products included David’s toothpaste, bar dish soap, and soywax candles (profits from the candles partly going to the Kanagawa Children’s Medical Center and the NPO Yokohama Children’s Hospice Project).
Ethicame – An “ethical eco-conscious sustainability” website which stocks a wide range of the vegan and cruelty-free Ethique bars.
Far East Bazaar – Sells vegan gelato sandwiches in the following flavors: hazelnut, dates and cacao, nectar soymilk, pistachio, fig, almond, and sakura mochi. Note that the 花蜜糖 in the products is not honey but rather palm sugar.
Fruits and Season – An online store selling sandwiches from the first vegan fruit cream sandwich shop in Japan (physical shop located in Ebisunishi, Tokyo).
GoodGood Mart – Carries some Japanese vegan certified skincare (certified by VegeProject) and various vegan food products, many from Japanese brands and some imported. As of a review of the website in March 2021, 32 items appeared when searching for “ヴィーガン” (vegan). Has a variety of vegan and plant-based monthly snack and food subscription boxes. From a review of the website in March 2021, the items in the plant-based boxes also appeared to be vegan, however it may be a good idea to check before ordering.
Green’s Vegetarian – This is probably the largest vegan and vegetarian online shop in Japan. It stocks many vegan items that aren’t easy to get elsewhere like vegan frozen pizzas. They also offer a selection of items at their Rakuten Ichiba shop. Check carefully when buying as the company which runs Green’s Vegetarian, Green Culture, think “plant-based” means items can contain milk and egg as ingredients.
Kaldi – The online store of a coffee bean chain that imports various international foods and sometimes has marked vegan products like chocolate in their physical stores.
Karaage 2.0 – Vegan karaage “fried chicken” in black pepper, yuzu, and soy sauce & garlic flavors.
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 category and product names provided) – Sells a range of international foods, such as African and Indonesian products. Also sells staples like rice, beans and spices.
Kodawariya – A natural food market with branches in Tokyo and Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures, as well as an online shop. Check the shop list here. Their online shop marks some of the vegan items as such in English.
Kurakon – The Kurakon Good for Vegans line has many interesting-looking products, ingredients and mixes, including houjicha latte, almond cafe latte, falafel, and tomato croquette.
Kyoto Gion Iriser Vegan Sweets – Sells vegan desserts: macarons, parfaits, fruit cream sandwiches, “vegan butter sando” cookies with filling and ice creams through their online shop and at their physical stores in Kyoto and Osaka.
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.
LoveSt-Tokyo – Carries exclusively vegan imported products including shoes, bags and lifestyle items like vegan food wrap and bamboo toothbrushes, on their website and at their Tokyo showroom.
Luna Burger – vegan Luna Burger kits are available here. The Luna Burger food truck regularly sells out at vegan events in the Kanto area.
Marin Foods – Has a vegan section of their online shop selling their own products. Although the online shop is in Japanese, there is more information about Marin Foods’ vegan series of products (cheese, margarine and hotcakes) on its English website.
Mercari Japan (メルカリ） – is a buyer-to-buyer flea market app, where people sell things directly to each other. It’s run independently of its American offshoot. Search by “vegan,” “ヴィーガン” and “ビーガン.” Because people list items and write item descriptions by themselves, sometimes you’ll find mistakes in the listings and things that are not vegan listed as such, so check carefully before purchasing. Bargaining is common. This guide to selling on Mercari (English) may also be helpful for purchasing (English). Use our code KTDECY to get 500 yen worth of points when registering via the Mercari Japan application. (Not valid when registering through the website.)
Mutenkaya – (meaning Additive-Free Shop) Has a variety of products including pancake mixes made with spelt, an ancient grain, and Bondi Boost animal-ingredient-free soaps and cleaning products made with no animal testing.
Natural House – This is a supermarket chain that also has an online store. It sells quite a few vegan products.
The Nature Shop Karuna – The store is based in Nagoya and has a large range of food products in their online shop. Vegan products are marked with a “V.” This is a good place to buy fake meat as there are a lot of soymeats available, including Vegefarm. The Japanese vegan skincare brands Genka and La Vie Stella are also sold here.
Pana – A vegan chocolate and chocolate spread brand from Australia. At the time of writing in March 2021 mylk and white chocolates were available.
Plant-Based Treats – sells various import vegan snacks and offers a monthly treats subscription.
Radish Boya – You can order fruit and vegetables from Radish Boya (in set boxes). They carry low-pesticide, organic, and fair trade products.
Rakuten Ichiba – A collection of individual sellers and businesses’ virtual storefronts in one marketplace. It has a large selection of vegan products, including food, pet food, clothing, shoes, books and personal care products. Click here to be taken to the results for vegan products.
Rakuten Room – The Rakuten Room app is for sharing products on Rakuten Ichiba (meaning Rakuten Marketplace). It’s somewhat like their own Pinterest. Click here to be taken to the results for vegan products.
Ryositukeikaku – An Yahoo Japan Shopping online store that carries some vegan items, including imported Mia Chia fruit bites from Indonesia, V-Aid Bread with a long shelf life meant for storing in your disaster kit in case of emergency, and vegan ramen. Click here to be taken to the results for vegan products.
Shochiku-en Vegan Foods – The vegetarian restaurant Shochiku-en in Tokyo went fully vegan in March 2020 and has an online shop selling various vegan items, many with a tropical flavor, such as Taiwanese pineapple cake and dried tropical fruit like guava, as well as many other items like whole cakes, Omnipork, and more.
T’s Restaurant – This all-vegan chain (T’s Restaurant and T’s Tantan) is a wonderful place where you can drop in and have a quick bowl of ramen. They also run an online shop where you can purchase various products from their shops such as their own brand of vegan cup noodles and instant noodles, retort pouch curries, and soy meat for home cooking. Check our Noodles and Pasta section for more information on the cup and instant noodles and the Curry section for information about the retort pouch curries.
Terra Foods – (Some English translation provided) Facebook Instagram A website offering their own products such as “Just Like Cheese” and various meat substitute products, as well as details about their catering service and food truck. All of their products and services are vegan. Check our Non-Dairy Butter, Cheese, Cream, Margarine & Yogurts section for information about the “Just Like Cheese” product and our Meat Substitutes section for information about their faux meat products.
Tokyo Vegan Gyoza – Sets of tasty vegan gyoza available exclusively online.
Vegan Gourmet Festival Online Mall – As it’s difficult to hold the Vegan Gourmet Festivals due to the COVID-19 situation, the organizers started an online mall that is open for sales one weekend a month. Open dates are listed here. Vendors rotate selling their wares. Purchasers in March and April 2021 will receive tickets to the Vegan World Expo in Tokyo in May 2021. As of March 2021, you need to register to make a purchase and only credit card payment is accepted.
Vegan Store (bilingual) – Facebook (Japanese) Instagram (Japanese) This totally vegan convenience store located in Asakusa takes online and phone orders for delivery to homes in in the 23 wards in Tokyo, with delivery starting at 300 yen, as well as delivery for orders nationwide starting at 800 yen, or 1000 yen for cool products (tax excluded). They can deliver all of their frozen, refrigerated, and room temperature products, including their whole coconut vegan gelato in “milk,” creamy chocolate and matcha flavors. It is not known if they can take orders in English. Their phone number is 03-6231-6252.
The Vegetarian Butcher – The Magic Mince, What the Cluck “chicken chunks,” and Chickened Out Burger are vegan per the product section of the English-language Vegetarian Butcher website. Note that items labeled plant-based may contain egg and dairy.
Vegetus Online Store – The San-Iku foods online shop. They have various food products as well as a few cleaning and personal care products. The website states that items with animal ingredients (excepting eggs and dairy) are not sold, however, from a review of the website in March 2021, honey is also sold, so check items carefully when buying. This is a good place to buy fake meat as there is a section called “Vegetable Protein Food.”
Warabe Mura Wholefoods (website in Japanese only, but you can request English service by email) – They are located in Minokamo in Gifu prefecture. They website states that both their shop and website are vegetarian. Their English page states “All products are sugar, dairy, egg, fish, and meat free.” They have many products: food, personal care products, cosmetics, books, supplements and more.
Yahoo Japan Shopping – Like Rakuten Ichiba, Yahoo Japan Shopping is a collection of individual sellers and businesses’ virtual storefronts in one marketplace. The Shokubutsusei Shokuhin no Plant Base/Plant-Based Goods/植物性食品のプラントベース shop on Yahoo Japan Shopping carries goods including the animal-ingredient-free Next Meats products: Harami skirt “steak,” Korean BBQ short “ribs,” gyuudon “beef bowl” and Next Burger 2.0.
Yamaya – A liquor store chain that imports various international foods and sometimes has marked vegan products like pasta sauce or chocolate bars. Check the search results for vegan products here. As of February 2021, they deliver free of charge nationwide for orders of 5,000 yen or more.
Yousei No Mori – An online vegan store selling many food products such as ramen and faux meat, as well as dog and cat food.
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