convenience store (Konbini)

5 Reasons Why Japanese 7-Elevens Are the Best in the World

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…

On a Budget? Try These 5 Affordable and Delicious Foods in Japan!

If someone mentions Japanese food, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Sushi (寿司) and ramen (ラーメン) have already gained substantial popularity in some countries. Right now, I live in a European city where I can eat them at many Japanese restaurants. But, sometimes, I do miss the taste of Japanese food available only…

What Is Japan’s “Silver Market”? What Are Some of The “Silver Goods”?

We all know how technologically advanced Japan is as a country. The Japanese are more tech-savvy than anyone else in the world. From small electric Itazura coin banks to huge magnetic bullet trains, the country is famous for its technological innovations. As Japan advances in every field, its population is aging rapidly. You must have…

Cheap but Good Quality Food? Here Are 6 Affordable Ways to Eat in Japan

Japan is known for having expensive food in the market. This is probably one of the most common complaints of foreign people visiting the country. Contrary to this, there is actually a wide selection of cheap food having good quality. Like anywhere in the world, if you eat like a local, there’s no need to…

Traveling to Japan for the First Time? Check These 6 Guidelines Out!

Japan is a country with a unique culture and heritage. First-time travelers might not know what to prepare to survive in the Land of the Rising Sun. So here are some guidelines for those who are traveling to Japan for the first time in their lives. traveller.com.au/ 1. Preparation Japan is a pretty modern country…

Top 3 Places to Go for Free Wifi in Japan!

Japan is a very technologically advanced country, and as such there are many places you can use wifi for free. Osaka and some other bigs cities have free Wifi hotspots, but the connection is generally pretty weak and spotty in my experience, and they often only allow you to use the wifi for short durations…

Paying Etiquette: How to Buy and Pay for Things in Japan

Well, perhaps there are no any other countries in the world that are full of social rules other than Japan. If you have certain general knowledge about Japan or you have been to Japan before, I am sure that you had seen people lining up on one side of escalators (typically on the left side…

Family Mart Encourages You to Grow Your Own Salad With These Convenient Kits!

With the rising number of body conscious individuals present in this generation, many people are trying harder to eat more greens. The easiest and perhaps the tastiest way of eating vegetables comes in the form of salads and a variety of shops serving them have been popping up here and there in Japan. spotlight-media.jp/ Our…

A Brief Guide on How to Purchase Games Online with No Credit Card in Japan

If you’re living or traveling through Japan, you’ve probably noticed that the country is largely cash-based. Not many people use or even own credit cards. So, knowing how to pay for certain things using cash can be really helpful. This article will help share information on how you are able to pay for video games…

A Guide to Tasty Halal Treats in Japanese Convenience Stores

When in Japan, Muslims have to be cautious when they are looking to buy foods and drinks. But there are many good food and drink products out there in Japan, and nowadays, there is a rise in halal food stalls in Japan like the Siddique Restaurants and Kebab stalls which are ubiquitous in Tokyo. But,…
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