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Through the Looking Glass indeed
Through the Looking Glass indeed

If you thought all convenience stores in Japan were the same, branded as a Lawson, 7 Eleven, ampm or other type, then you need to take a closer look at the convenience store at Maihama in the new Disneyland Hotel.

At first glance it appears like a normal hotel lobby shop, but when you venture inside you see the familiar rows of instant-ramen packages, potato chips, soft drinks and a few other surprises as well.

Can't be a convenience store without instant-ramen
Can't be a convenience store without instant-ramen
Potato chips as well. Look at the nice wooden shelves though
Potato chips as well. Look at the nice wooden shelves though

The material used for the shelving is the main distinguishing factor between a normal convenience store and this Disney version. The use of the wooden shelving really gives it a lift. The decorative top of the shelves is also a nice feature.

Not your everyday wood carvings from the local conbini
Not your everyday wood carvings from the local conbini

From outside looking back in, you can make out the palm trees that are in the store and also see the decorative work that has gone into the store.

palm trees, lighting, and quality windows. A bit different from the local store
palm trees, lighting, and quality windows. A bit different from the local store
some familiar products here
some familiar products here
plenty of choice, fitting in well for a stay in the hotel above
plenty of choice, fitting in well for a stay in the hotel above

Some areas retained their natural convenience store look more than others

bit hard to make this corner look different, but the sandwiches looked good
bit hard to make this corner different, but the sandwiches looked good

As well as the usual convenience store items there were also some premium goods here.

stylish compact mirrors on display in front of the crackers
stylish compact mirrors on display in front of the crackers
A collection of premium items not normally at your local store
A collection of premium items not normally at your local store
Champagne bought from the convenience store has got to be a bit of a let down?
Champagne bought from the convenience store has got to be a bit of a let down?

Surprisingly there weren’t a lot of Disney related goods on display.

A last reminder of the 'Conbini Rules of Operation'. Open 24 Hours
A last reminder of the 'Conbini Rules of Operation'. Open 24 Hours

This picture I took right next to the store entry. These are the main stairs going up to the hotel lobby.
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For more information on this Disneyland Hotel you can view their website.

  1. whipcracker says

    Ohayo gozaimasu,
    Just ate breakfast,banana,applefritter and coffee,what a combination eh? My two greatest things I enjoy Japan and Disney all combined in 1. A true testement of two things coming together. And this one stays open 24 hours. Even the convience stores at Disney World only stay open till 10 or 11. Those wooden shelves w/the decorative tops really stand out and give it a classy look.
    At least i saw 2 american products,Pringles and Tostitos :). I was wondering when We'd get to see these photos but you've delivered as usual domo arigato! šŸ™‚ Now if I could only get there šŸ™
    You know Rilakkuma would really like to go there he'd fit in nicely, say hi to him for me.
    All the best,
    Ja mata ne

    isney

    1. Shibuya246 says

      thanks. it took a while, but i finally got out there as promised. šŸ™‚

  2. locohama says

    now that's a combini!
    great find!
    loco

    1. Shibuya246 says

      thanks šŸ™‚

  3. Ryan says

    That is definitely the ultimate in combininess!

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