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NEWDAYS convenience store at Osaki Station, Tokyo.
NEWDAYS convenience store at Osaki Station, Tokyo.

Looks like 7-Eleven have realized that NEWDAYS, the Japan Railway in-station convenience stores that grew out of small kiosk shops, have been gaining ground in the competitive convenience store market. NEWDAYS have been popping up everywhere at stations in central Tokyo. I have also seen a few stores outside of the main station building in a sign they may go mainstream on the streets as well.

7-Eleven has recently started to open stores teaming up with the Keikyu Railway. If you take a trip out to Haneda you can see one of the new stores at the station there.

7-ELEVEN convenience store on platform of Keikyu Railways at Shinagawa, Tokyo.
7-ELEVEN convenience store on platform of Keikyu Railways at Shinagawa, Tokyo.
New 7-ELEVEN store opening soon near ticket gate for Keikyu Railways at Haneda Airport, Tokyo.
New 7-ELEVEN store opening soon near ticket gate for Keikyu Railways at Haneda Airport, Tokyo.
Seven Eleven and Keikyu combining to provide you with convenience stores.
Seven Eleven and Keikyu combining to provide you with convenience stores.
7 Eleven and Keikyu means more convenience stores inside the station concourses.
7 Eleven and Keikyu means more convenience stores inside the station concourses.

Have you used a NEWDAYS convenience store? How do you feel they compare to Lawson, 7-Eleven or Family Mart? Do they have convenience stores like Lawson inside stations in your part of the world?

  1. whipcracker says

    More competition, more product choices.

  2. whipcracker says

    RT @tweetmeme JR Convenience Stores, Japan shopping | Shibuya246 http://bit.ly/64Nz0S A new kid in town. And the 1st. poster for an article. haven’t done that in a while. Good to see there will be more competition in the area, all the better for business and the customer=win,win.

  3. Orchid64 says

    New Days is pretty much the best spot for snacking types. They get exclusives and they have most of the newest items (like the newest KitKats). 7-11 doesn’t have exclusives that I’ve noticed, though they do tend to carry more “mini” items than New Days.

    As always, great pictures!

  4. cordelia says

    I LOVE the omuraisu onigiri from Newdays! It’s so yummy!

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