Picture of Japan Centre, SW1Y 4EA

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One-stop Japanese shop at the Piccadilly Circus end of Shaftesbury Avenue.

It was originally located on Piccadilly photo, then moved to Regent Street in 2009 photo (see earlier version of this page), and moved again to Shaftesbury Avenue in 2013.

The Shaftesbury Avenue location is somewhat smaller, and the main part is accessed via escalators from ground level. Ceramics are on the ground floor at the bottom of the escalators, and during some of the opening time there's a hot food cart outside on the forecourt.

Fridges hold pre-prepared sushi trays, wet fish and seafood, tofu, miso, and desserts. Shelves separated by narrow aisles have other grocery items such as instant dashi, furikake, dried seaweeds, vinegars, soy sauces, salad dressings, and so on.

Accessibility: Access is via escalators; there don't seem to be stairs or a lift. It's quite cramped, with narrow aisles.

Last visited by Kake, August 2016. Opening hours taken from the Japan Centre website, March 2015.
OS X co-ord: 529573 OS Y co-ord: 180711 (Latitude: 51.510476 Longitude: -0.134241)
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