|Above, an Asakusa FamilyMart convenience store. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
A nice thing about Japan is the numbers of convenience stores (known as konbini in Japan) around the country. I've made plenty of use of them over the years.
GaijinPot takes a look (actually, their second look) at the top five konbini stores.
Whether you’ve decended into full-fledged konbini dependency or just a light user, Japan-dwellers always seem to have an allegiance to a certain brand. We offered a list of our Top 5 convenience stores in Japan a few years ago, but it’s time to revisit our stance.
We took a quick poll of where our staff stands on this issue and the results were, well, impassioned. Comments escalated from, “Whatever happened to ‘Am/Pm?’” (bought out by Family Mart in 2009) to “Daily Yamazaki and Mini-Stop are the worst!”
So enough with the small talk — here are our five favorite convenience stores in 2017 (in descending order).To read more, go here.