The Company

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. 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 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
  • Bakery
  • Fish & Meat Counter
  • Umai Delicatessen
  • Shoryu Ramen
  • Online Shop
  • Recruitment Agency
  • Homeware

Corporate Details

Registered Trading Name
Japan Centre Group Limited (incorporated in England and Wales)
Company Registration Number
VAT Registration Number
Registered Address
3rd. Floor
135/141 Cannon Street
Contact Address (Online)
Unit 20, Victoria Industrial Estate, London
North Acton W3 6UU
Contact Address (Food Shop)
19 Shaftesbury Ave.
London W1D 7ED