Ah, yes, 7-Eleven – everyone’s go-to convenience store. It’s one of those businesses that successfully breached geographical borders and offer goods to anyone on-the-go. Whether it’s a quick bite or a disposable item, 7-Eleven just always seem to have the right item at the right time.
Same goes for the branches in Japan – only better. Way better!
If you’re ignoring Japanese 7-Elevens on your trip, you better think twice. You might be surprised with what you’ll find inside! Plus there are certain things that make them superior to their overseas counterparts and here are five of them.
Japanese hospitality is very evident in 7-Eleven convenience stores and their services are tailored to local demand. Even the current weather is considered in their product line. During winter, for instance, you’ll see warmers and heating pads.
Moreover, their staff is highly considerate of foreign guests, too, so don’t hesitate to approach any of them for any store-related concerns.
If you find regular restaurants too expensive for your trip budget, you’ll be happy to know that 7-Elevens in Japan give you the next best alternative.
There’s no reason for you to go hungry when sandwiches, sushi, salads, bento boxes, onigiri, and more are all lined up for your choosing! While you might have some issues about pre-packed food, you get the assurance that the ones offered in Japanese 7-Elevens are fresh.
Bottled water and soft drinks may sound like your typical convenience store drinks and true enough, you’ll find lots of them in Japanese 7-Elevens. But there’s more! You will have a fine time choosing from their selection of beer, sake, champagne, wine, and single malt scotch. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind drink, you can try 7-Eleven’s own wine brand – the Yosemite Road!
And you thought ATMs were only good for depositing and withdrawing money. Well, there’s that, but 7-Elevens in Japan take the machine’s function to a whole new level.
Aside from the fact that their ATMs are compatible with international cards, you will be surprised to know that you can actually pay bills, transfer money, and even buy bus and airplane tickets with these machines! Talk about real convenience.
We’re not new to how bizarre and amazing Japanese sweets can be. Take for example the ever-popular Kit Kat. Although we normally enjoy three to four flavors of it, Japan can easily put everyone to shame with over 200 Kit Kat variations. How is that?
This “food innovation,” if we can call it that, way extends to other immensely popular food in the country such as ramen and chips. Step into a 7-Eleven and you’ll see an entire aisle filled with these unique treats!
There’s so much more to see inside a Japanese 7-Eleven, and depending on the area you’re at, there could be exclusive offers you wouldn’t see in other branches.
In Japan, the concept of convenience stores is brought into an entirely new level, and their 7-Elevens do not disappoint. Might as well take a few shot on their unique treats and share it online using the store’s free Wi-Fi access!
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