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.
Hope you had a good Conbini Monday wherever you are.
wow; the new pocky look incredibly delicious; plus i’m a sucker for strawberry 🙂
The Rilakkuma mini bento’s are cute ! Wonder what’s in them ?
Kinoko no yama looks interesting; never bothered buying those, might have to next time i’m in the area.
Tough nandog; sounds/looks like hotdog; can it be heated or eaten cold ?
If you have never tried the Kinoko no yama then you have not lived 🙂
My brother flew back from Japan tonight.
When he’ll be here visiting I hope he won’t forget my cut of the loot 🙂
Thanks for the series, a few things I wanted come from here, if not a 60-70%!!!
Let us see some of the photos when the goodies arrive 🙂
I love combini Mondays! I’ll be in Tokyo in less than 3 weeks and plan on raiding some stores. Are there any particular stores that you frequent that you would recommend for someone wanting to see as much as possible? I’m assuming they will be in Shibuya.LOL
Mainly Shibuya. Most of my photos come from Lawson, Family Mart, 7 Eleven and AM PM, although there are other convenience chain stores. Hope you enjoy your visit.
No love for sunkus ? 🙂
The edamame sembei are really good as are the fuwa fuwa cakes. I love the one with white beans in it (which I reviewed some time ago, but isn’t in shops right now). The chocolate one was also good!
I love how the maker puts the price on the packaging so it cant be changed! You would not see that in Australia!
mmmmm…crunky AND banana…this is now on the list for my next visit!
‘custard cake of strawberry’….lol
Hope you bought one of these!
Happy birthday btw….hope you enjoyed the cake!!
Conbini Monday Wk48, Japan Conbini Monday http://bit.ly/9qZm8W Another superb Conbini Monday article. Was having trouble with the tweet meme this morning. Couldn”t get back in till just now. It’s great to see more and more folks commenting on your posts. Always a great way to start off the week. Here in the states our 7-11’s don’t have another company selling food w/in them. They stay w/theire own brand of hot food. Subways and McDonalds can be found in alot of the Walmart stores, though. The one they had in the 1 I worked in the food started tasting like Bleh. The new promotion for the 7-11″s here is for the new Iron Man movie. Will be in their drink section. Not all of them advertise the same way. I found out about this from the 7-11 web site.. Hopefully they will do this better than they did for the Domo-kum promotion. They never had the straws that went w/the cups. so much for my 2 cents over here. everything in todays feature is really yummy looking.
Good to see Rilakkuma back at the point of sale for Lawson
Btw how was your B-Day? Hope it was good and relaxing. Did your family call and wish you happy B-Day? And what did you get, besides the cake?
Btw, went to the 7-11 down the road today to check on the Iron Man Movie cups. First of all all the had were the Big Gulp cups, nothing smaller. There was an empty display and a smaller box to hold the straws that go w/the cups empty also. When I asked the clerks about it, it seems they didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. I just left disgusted. The straws were supposed to have figurines attached to them.
Some of those look tasty, unfortunately not all these products get here. I have to check special stores and even if I do, I know they won’t have them, I should consider myself lucky just to get my hands on some Pocky!
Happy Birthday! I agree all the cakes look “delish”. My eye also caught sight of the bag of Milky caramel. I hope our Japanese store called Maruta will carry it. Will have to look on my next visit.
Mondays always make me hungry. lol Ate the batch you sent some of us and a little different from what I’m used to but still excellent. I wasn’t sure if those green things were green bean chips but they were delicious.
Cake looks soo tasty!
Did you remember – 1260円 it is price for one cake100gramm\1kg?
You have very intresting reviews of life in Japan 😉
Thanks 🙂 Yes cake is expensive.
Is it mean, that 1260円 – it is cost of 100 gramm of cake?
(sorry for my Engurish :))
Hey hun, wanted you to know that I love your website! I spend hours looking at all the great photos you’ve taken of Japan. I’m almost obsessed your conbini monday posts.
Your Subway pictures makes me want to know what’s on the menus of Japanese fast food places such as McDonalds and Starbucks compared to the American versions of these restaurants. I can only imagine the options they have at a Japanese Subway, haha. If you can get a couple quick shots of the menus of fast food restaurants, I think it would be a great addition to your site.