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Conbini Monday Wk54

After being back in Australia for 10 days, it was nice to arrive home last night in Tokyo and go straight to the conbini to pick up a couple of onigiri and a bottle of Pocari Sweat. Here are some snacks that had popped up in my local…

Conbini Monday Wk53

There is a definite Ujicha theme at the moment. When i stayed in Kyoto on my first trip to Japan, I remember drinking Ujicha and really enjoying it. Good to see it in the conbini's at the moment.

Conbini Monday Wk52

This week's Conbini Monday features a Happy Lawson store from Yamashita Park, Yokohama. As Golden Week has started in Japan, many stores are not stocking a full range of goods and new products are thin. This Happy Lawson store…

Conbini Monday Wk51

I was carrying 2 other bags when I took the photos this week and so my phone camera did not remain as steady as normal. I hope you can make out the pictures well enough to at least see what is on offer. The…

Conbini Monday Wk50

It looks like Rilakkuma is back in force this week at Lawson. Not only has Lawson got a line up of breads with Rilakkuma displayed on, but other brands have now started to see the Rilakkuma value and are buddying up fast. There was a…

Conbini Monday Wk49

I left it a bit late to go the convenience store today. Busy at the immigration center renewing my visa and then trying to work out some problems on the computer. Before I knew it, it was already 10pm and I had not eaten dinner. Lucky…

Conbini Monday Wk48

I went out to Chiba at the end of last week to play golf and snapped a few interesting items in the local Chiba convenience stores. Many items are the same as central Tokyo, but a few caught my eye that I hand't seen before.…

Conbini Monday Wk47

Mothers Day is coming up soon and the convenience stores are hoping people will order gifts through them for the occasion. I didn't see anything in store to buy, but Lawson had their catalog out to encourage people to order.…

Conbini Monday Wk46

Lots of goodies for todays conbini monday. I almost forgot about it, since it is a holiday in Japan today. Lucky the convenience stores are all open no matter that everyone else gets the day off. I went to…

Conbini Monday Wk45

The snacks keep coming this week, but as we get towards the warmer weather there is a definite 'sakura in pink' theme starting to develop. Have you noticed packaging in the stores start to change…

Conbini Monday Wk43

This conbini monday falls on the 1st day of March. I can't believe 2 months of 2010 are already gone. Another month and we will be 25% through the year. Wow!! As well as the new food and drink, there are always some old…

Conbini Monday Wk42

I took a few photos of the Yokote convenience store on my recent visit to Akita-ken. The photos in the store I had on my iPhone and have shown some here. The photos outside were on my Nikon camera. The outside photos I already…

Conbini Monday Wk41

The new products are starting to roll into the convenience stores quickly again. It is surprising how many new products that are and how quickly they disappear if sales do not come straight away. I am having to snap some pictures when I…

Conbini Monday Wk40

There looks to be a new promotional theme at Lawsons. Rilakkuma was missing and the popular anime "One Piece" have taken over the store. You can see in the following photos quite a few different products and tie-ups with "One Piece".…

Conbini Monday Wk39

It was a cold today in Tokyo today, and at night the rain turned to snow. I doubt it will settle and be there tomorrow, but it certainly made the evening colder than normal. My visit to the conbini was…

Conbini Monday Wk36

I almost forgot it was Monday this week, with the trip to Yokohama and it being Seijin no Hi, it just didn't feel like a typical Monday. There were plenty of people crowding into the convenience stores though, many wearing kimono.…

Japan Post

The Conbini Box #1 offer has been completed and the packages sent out. I took a few snaps of the process and also shot some live ustream footage. Picture seemed to go on and off when I was recording. Maybe I need to stick to the…

Conbini Monday Wk35

This weeks Conbini Monday saw me shopping for the first Conbini Box items that a number of people have ordered. Thanks for all those who put their order in. I have visited 8 conbini's just today trying to collect all the items. I had to…

Conbini Monday Wk34

Some of the convenience stores in my area are planning to close over the New Year period. They are no longer making bentos until after New Year and some stock is looking very low. Are conbini's closed in your area for the break?…

Conbini Box 1

Thanks to everyone who replied saying they wanted to get a taste of Japanese convenience stores, conbini, in their own home. The poll finished up with most people wanting a US$50 box inclusive of postage. I have checked prices at the…

Conbini Box

After a few requests from members and many nudges, I am putting together a package of tasty convenience store treats for people who are living outside of Japan. (If you live in Japan you can also receive as well). Japanese…

Conbini Monday Wk33

A mixture of potato chips and drinks for this weeks conbini monday. The new flavored drinks seem to be never ending at the moment. I visited a number of different convenience stores this week including some on the highway when traveling…