convenience store (Konbini)

9 unique convenience store beverages!

Japanese convenience stores or “konbini” have been well known for the various things they offer. Of course, one of them is the kinds of beverages that they provide. The drinks are not only various, unique and good-tasting but are also considered affordable (around 100-200 yen per bottle). For those who are curious about the kinds…

3 Cheap Meals You Will Find in Japanese Convenience Stores

In Japan, there are hundreds of convenience stores available everywhere. As you know, many useful things are sold in convenience stores, and you can get them at any time if you urgently need it. Another great point of convenience stores, is you can get many kinds of meal there. Not just snacks, there are many…

Top 5 Stores to Cover All Your Shopping Needs While in Japan!

While in Japan, all must know the popular and leading brands, whether it is Uniqlo for clothes or Aeon for groceries and retailing. Here is the list of the top five stores which rule Japan’s market scene. A must know for everyone residing in Japan! 1. Uniqlo Type: Clothes wear Who doesn’t wear a Uniqlo…

The Great Tokyo “Gacha-Gacha”

Vending Machines In Japan We all know that the vending machines in Tokyo are the best. Snacks, drinks, even ice-creams! Anytime you feel peckish you can just stroll around and I guarantee that you will find a vending machine within 5 minutes. On cold winter days, they even offer warm drinks to provide momentary comfort.…

A Guide to Buying Foreign Goods in Japan

When being/living/traveling in Japan you surely enjoy sushi, onigiri, matcha tea,etc., but sometimes you might need something particular, that is typical in your home country, but seems nowhere available in Japan. Maybe you are craving that special sweet, that is so popular back home, but you have not found yet in your local supermarket? Or…

5 Japanese Things You will Crave Even Back Home!

If you are a frequent visitor to Japan, you are lucky to enjoy Japanese benefits on a more regular basis. Those, who do not come that often, can only dream of the always available, only-in-Japan products and services. From my own experience, here is a top 5 of what you are beyond any doubts wishing…

10 things you will miss about Japan

Some people I talked to said that they miss Japan very much after coming back from their holiday, even if only spent a few days in Japan. People who ever lived in Japan for some period of time must also be missing Japan desperately. Yes, Japan is a place that people always miss after they…

Travel Japan: Money-Saving Tips

Japan often has a reputation of being an expensive place to travel. This is true, but it can also be very affordable with the right budgeting. This article will help guide you on managing your finances while traveling through this amazing country (and also leave plenty of money left for shopping!) General Costs Accommodation Most…

Combini/Konbini: Handy Stores in Japan Open 24/7

Convenience store or “Combini” in Japanese is a popular store for people who live in Japan. The convenience store in Japan is unique and different due to the various foods and drinks they offer on their shelves. The Convenience store is a must-visit place for the traveller who come to Japan, and anyway they can’t…

Convenience Stores in Japan: Keeping the Crowd Nourished Since 1970’s

Combini sparkle If you are a long time American TV couch potato, you would be forgiven to think that all convenience stores everywhere are tiny consumerist hell holes of Slurpees and filthy bathrooms and armed robberies, with an unreliable Apu-like character at helm. Perhaps you will be glad to hear about the comparatively shiny reputations…