At least, not if you live in Osaka.
Japanese groceries are fresh, neatly-packaged and definitely never cheap. It’s usually cheaper to eat vegetables in your local restaurant than to buy them down at the supermarket or convenience store.
If you’re on a budget and don’t really want to splash on eating out every night, Super Tamade is the pocket pinching place for you !
Super Tamade is like walking into a neon- crazed, futuristic, Pachinko fusion wonderland.
I’m not sure if I should be shopping for watermelons and tofu or preparing to go to a rave. Aisles and refrigerators are marked with neon signs making ordinary shopping into an actual experience.
There are roughly 47 stores in Osaka, which are easily found by searching on Google maps. Even better, they’re open 24 hours a day !
If you spend a certain amount of money at the checkout, you’re eligible for their 1 yen daily sales too.
A supermarket wouldn’t often be a sightseeing spot or attraction but when it comes to Japan, you’re always in for a surprise.
So, next time you need to save your yen, pay Tamade’s a visit.