A Trip to Costco…..in Japan!
Happy Tuesday ya’ll! I hope your week is going well! Today’s post might go down as the most random post ever so far. Last week we headed off for our monthly Costco’s run and I just thought maybe other wondered what a Costco’s in Japan looks like. If you are like me you really enjoy learning and seeing other cultures. While I am deeply missing home a lot of days I do not take for granted the privilege to learn and be apart of other cultures. I can honestly say I learned so much while in Portugal and now continue to learn and grow as a person here in Japan. Now with all that said here is what our trip to Costco’s looked like.
As you can see the inside looks much like one in the U.S. They have a lot of the same products and then way different ones as well (aka much more fish, soy, and rice).
They also get wayyy head of the game with the Christmas decorations.
Our favorite part of Costco’s (and probably why I continue to pay for a membership) is the samples! This was a sample of Mackerel. Mason has caught on to this and when he sees them he starts saying and signing ‘eat’. LOL My boy!
This steak translates to about $55! Yes……..$55!!!!!! Needless to say, we did not purchase it. Beef from Japan is very expensive! Much of the beef you will find in Japan comes from the U.S. or Australia.
At the checkout line you either bring your on bags or hunt down a box, as well as bag all of your groceries. Is this the same in the States as well?
The escalators are Mason’s favorite! It took me awhile to trust that they wheels would lock. #firsttimemom
Then back to the car to load up. Now the Japanese are very smart with their space but I do not understand why they back into all the parking spaces. This makes getting to your trunk so much harder! On the flip side by backing in skillz are on point these days!
Question: Do you shop in bulk? What is your favorite grocery store? Do you love samples? What else would you like to see about Japan?