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Japanese Convenience Stores Rock!

Japanese Convenience Stores Rock!

Date published: 13 January 2021
Last updated: 9 February 2021

Japanese convenience stores are in a league of their own! In addition to unique foods, snacks, books, and all sorts of other essentials, they also provide postage, printing, and ticketing services! True one-stop-shops with an emphasis on convenience!

Crazy Cheap but Crazy Quality: Why You’ll Love This Japanese Convenience Store

Crazy Cheap but Crazy Quality: Why You’ll Love This Japanese Convenience Store

Hokkaido’s most popular convenience store chain is Seicomart (or ‘Secoma’ for short). This private brand is characterized by its focus on Hokkaido ingredients along with the unique ‘Hot Chef’ fresh and in-house lunch service! Let's take a look at some of Seicomart's most requested Hokkaido-produced food items!

How Tasty is Convenience Store Food in Japan Really? Our Review of 7-Eleven Bento Boxes!

How Tasty is Convenience Store Food in Japan Really? Our Review of 7-Eleven Bento Boxes!

Along with a large selection of snacks, Japanese convenience stores also offer proper meals, including boxed lunches known as bento. From sushi to spaghetti, there’s a diverse selection that caters to pretty much every taste. Despite this, due to the overpackaging and processed nature, many don’t associate convenience store food with quality.

To find out how these bento and other lunches really taste, we sat down with college students Ami and Anna, who consider themselves convenience store connoisseurs. Let them take you on a culinary journey through the world of convenience store lunches!

Inside Tokyo's First Vegan Japanese-Style Convenience Store!

Inside Tokyo's First Vegan Japanese-Style Convenience Store!

While the food in Japanese convenience stores is undeniably delicious, there is a growing movement seeking healthier eats to suit alternative lifestyles. Enter Vegan Store: a combination of an all-vegan family restaurant and convenience store. Located in Asakusa, one of the prominent tourist hubs in old Tokyo, this new convenience store is stocked with all sorts of certified vegan foods – plus a variety of household items too!

Written by:

Steve Csorgo

Steve Csorgo

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Steve currently lives in Niigata City, two hours north-west of Tokyo. His passions include discovering local sake, dining at interesting restaurants and travelling as much of Japan as possible.

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*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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