For one foreign ex-pat craving the tastes of home, the discovery of a Seijo Ishii supermarket near Kanayama Station in Nagoya was something of a god-send.
Here was a cornucopia of European delicacies: German and Belgian beer, Black Cock (Gallo Nero) Italian Chianti Classico, Fisherman's Friend's mints, fresh olives, feta and cheddar cheese, tinned anchovies, muesli and Swiss chocolate.
Having discovered one Seijo Ishii store, I soon found another in the Effe department store just outside Fujigaoka Station on the Hihashiyama Line and the terminus for the Linimo.
Tokyo-based Seijo Ishii are a specialist chain of supermarkets specializing in imported goods with many stores in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Tochigi and Ibaraki. Outside the Kanto area there are Seijo Ishii outlets in Nagoya, Hyogo, Nara, Shizuoka, Kyoto and Osaka.
Tel: 0120 141 565
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