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  • Akio

    June 12, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Hi Elise,

    Japan is known for its incredible convenience stores, or “konbini”, that offer a wide range of products. Three major chains stand out, each with its own strengths:

    1. 7-Eleven: Known for its broad selection of goods and services. It offers a wide variety of fresh food options, including excellent onigiri (rice balls), bento boxes, and sandwiches. They also have ATMs that accept international cards.

    2. FamilyMart: They offer a variety of high-quality ready meals and have a strong selection of desserts. FamilyMart also collaborates with different food brands for limited-time offerings.

    3. Lawson: Lawson stands out for their health-conscious options, such as the “Natural Lawson” stores that offer a range of organic and healthier food choices.

    Each chain provides a slightly different product mix and store experience, so the “best” one can depend on your specific needs and preferences. You’ll often find all three chains in any urban area, so I recommend checking out each one to see which you prefer!