For those who have been worried whether I have enough water or not, here is a photo of my current supply. As you can see I am fine!Thanks, doug
Posts tagged ‘water’
My local supermarket is still very short on bottled water and is limiting purchases to one 500 mL bottle. But… the nearby 7/11 seems to have plenty of 500 mL bottles in stock for two days in a row now (no 2 L bottles though) and there is no posted purchase limit.I didn’t want to seem like a hoarder, so I only bought 3, but if one 7/11 in Tokyo has them others might as well. And they aren’t price gouging either – it’s just the regular price. doug
The bottled water shortage continues in Tokyo.
Bottled water is definitely in short supply in Tokyo.Yesterday I couldn’t get any. This morning I went out earlier and after an hour of checking 7 stores in a big loop around my neighborhood I did happen to luck out arriving at one store at the exact time a shipment of exactly one case of water was being delivered, and I was able to get the store limit of one 1.5L bottle of water. Green tea is going quickly too. doug
I’m afraid I’m seeing a full blown buying panic here in Tokyo. After the Tokyo government said the radiation level in Tokyo water exceeded safe limits for infants, water just evaporated from the shelves.I went out before looking for some just in case this goes on and tried Life Supermarket, the small store near my house, Attack (a middle size supermarket), Maruetsu (supermarket), 7/11, Universal Drug and AM/PM – plus all the vending machines along the way and water is completely sold out. With my delivery of Crystal Geyser (sparkling water) the other day and 8 x 2L bottles of regular mineral water I’m ok for a while. But this better resolve itself quickly. I was not able to find any mineral water for sale at the big online Rakuten shop either. It’s all sold out. There is some green tea still to be found, so I might get some of that just in case I run out of water.
This new development is quickly making the rounds here:
I’m happy to report that express deliveries seem to be up and running fine here in Tokyo. Just now the doorbell rang and 48 bottles of Crystal Geyser mineral water I ordered just a few days ago arrived. So I’m practically swimming in mineral water here.doug
What do you think a reasonably cautious approach to Tokyo tap water is?