As I travel throughout Japan, it sometimes seems that I have seen every major shop possible and ocassionally, I’m wrong.
Okuwa is a smaller supermarket than Aeon but is extremely Japanese in its’ design. Upon entry, you are greeted with fresh fruit and vegetables and an extremely overpowering smell of fish. As a very quick tip, if you can smell fish, don’t buy- something has gone wrong; although the fish section didn’t smell at all.
Following on from this was the general produce section, tins, packets, etc and then the fresh bento section appeared. Everything was freshly made that day and they have a brilliant selection from rice and veg, to gyudon (beef strips and onions with rice), Italian inspired bentos, alongside extremely Japanese cuisine featuring fish, okura, and other admittedly tasty snacks.
Another feature of this supermarket is the off brand products, by favorite being the off brand Tony the tiger in the last photo.
Final thoughts: it’s not bad but it’s just a supermarket. However they offer an extreamly good bento range and there are some gems but you do need to find them.
Thank you for reading and happy exploring