About Us

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Welcome to Inside Japan Centre, a news resource to keep up-to-date with all the latest events at Japan Centre. To start shopping please visit our online shop, or visit us in store.

About Japan Centre

Japan Centre began life in 1976 with a suitcase full of Japanese books and an idea to cater for the community of Japanese people living in London. A further desire to help bridge the gap between the contrasting cultures of Japan and the UK led to its first premises opening in 1980 as a bookshop and martial arts equipment store on London’s Brewer Street. Japan Centre has since grown to become one of the largest and most influential Japanese shops in London, adding a supermarket, bakery, deli, restaurant, homeware department and online service to its repertoire at 19 Shaftesbury Avenue, London.

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Japancentre.com was launched in 2005 to provide our Japan Centre store experience to everyone living outside London and the UK. Our mission has always been to offer the best value Japanese food online, the best variety and the best service. This means we work hard to provide an up to date, well stocked website, excellent customer service and invaluable information regarding all areas of Japanese cooking to ensure that your experience shopping at Japancentre.com will be unforgettable.

Japan Centre has a diverse range of services for Japanese living in the UK & Europe, and for those simply interested in the exciting world of Japanese food and culture.

  • Food Hall
  • Books & Magazines
  • Homeware
  • Bakery
  • Fish & Meat Counter
  • Umai Delicatessen
  • Online Shop
  • Acton Wholesale
  • Recruitment Agency
  • Shoryu Ramen
  • Shoryu Soho

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