If you are a business looking to offer unique, authentic Japanese products to your customers, NIHON ICHIBAN is the perfect starting point for you. We can connenct you to a wide range of highly-rated suppliers from all over Japan and handle the sourcing and transportation on your behalf. Thanks to our extensive network we can often source products on request for you, even if they are not yet in our shop. We are mainly able to support the four types of businesses decsribed below.

Download our online catalogues or directly apply for a wholesale account at the bottom of this page.


Are you a hotel, restaurant or caterer who wants to create exceptional dishes using authentic Japanese ingredients and tableware?

Food Service

Do you serve high class restaurants and are you looking to expand your line-up with hard-to-find, premium ingredients from Japan?


Are you a museum shop or specialty store looking for unique items from Japan with a rich history or production method? 


Are you looking for Japanese ingredients in bulk with complete English documentation for your quality system?

Why Partner with NIHON ICHIBAN?

One-Stop Shop Solution

Choose from over 8,000 products to consolidate and simplify all your purchases from Japan. 

Can't find what you are looking for on our website? Let us know and wee will try to source it on your behalf.

Food Safety

We can provide documentation on all food items and label according to your country's requirements.

We track lot-numbers and expiration dates, and all items can be traced from purchasing to shipping.

Flexible Shipping Options

Select the shipping method that best fits your budget and timeline; from Express, LCL, or even full containers.

We are happy work with your prefered carrier and can handover the shipment at our warehouse or a port in Japan.

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Please note that we only work with established business. If you have not yet registered your business and / or have no website, please do NOT contact us.


In order to place a wholesale order, we need to create a wholesale account for your business. If you don't have a wholesale account with us yet, please apply for it here. After your application gets approved, we will send you a User ID and password (you need to change the password when you login for the first time). When you login with your wholesale account our shop will display the products at wholesale prices. You will be able to purchase most NIHON ICHIBAN products at wholesale prices. Our minimum order amount for wholesale orders is 50,000 Japanese Yen, excluding shipping.


Payments have to be made in advance by credit card, PayPal or international bank transfer. Once the payment has been confirmed, we will start fulfilling your order. You can select the currency in which the product prices shall be displayed. Please note that you credit card or PayPal account will be charged in Japanese Yen as foreign currencies are only displayed for information purpose. Your credit card company might also apply a different exchange rate than the one used by NIHON ICHIBAN. 


We offer shipping by Japan Post or DHL in our shop. You will find an overview on our shipping methods on our shipping policy. We also ship large wholesale orders by cargo up to full containers. We might be able to ship per your prefered carrier on request. 

Customs & other import fees

Shipping products from Japan can be subject to custom fees and other taxes in the country of delivery. These fees have to be borne by the buyer. Please contact your country's customs office to confirm which products and from what amount such fees apply. For orders shipped by DHL Express all information is transferred to customs electronically. Orders shipped by Japan Post have all information in a pouch attached to the parcel. We will support you in getting your order through customs by providing necessary documents such as commercial invoice, HS code, list of ingredients, etc.
If customs fees are not paid by the deadline set by the courier, the order may be destroyed or returned to Japan, in which case the shipping paid and food items expired during transit will not be eligable for a refund.

Customer support

If you need help with your order or your shipment please contact us at ichiban@chinriu.com. You will be assigned a ticket number and we usually reply within 24 hours. Please understand that benefits from our customer loyalty program and our customer review program do not apply for wholesale orders.

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