Scenes from a Tokyo 7-11

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There’s nothing like a Tokyo 7-11 for ATMs, snacks and even sushi. Best of all, you can buy green tea Kit Kats and other Japanese candy.

There's nothing like a Tokyo 7-11 for ATMs, snacks and even sushi.
A special request to Hershey's - Please make Green Tea Kit Kat Nuggets available in the United States! Scenes from a Tokyo 7-11 2foodtrippers

A special request to Hershey’s – Please make Green Tea Kit Kat Nuggets available in the United States!

You’ve just arrived in Tokyo on an international flight from the U.S., and you’re jet lagged. You could only stay awake so long, and now you’re groggy from the nap that you vowed not to take. It’s 3am, but it feels like 3pm due to the time difference.

You’re hungry, but there’s not a whole lot of food options open at this time of the morning. You could go to a late night ramen shop except that you want more variety, a wide selection of drinks and a gallery of sweets. Fortunately, for you, the answer exists on almost every street corner.

The Tokyo 7-11.

That’s right. The American convenience store staple is huge in Japan.  So, chances are that you will find yourself at a Tokyo 7-11 if you are looking to withdraw money, find some liquid refreshment or just satisfy some late night munchies. However, Tokyo is on the other side of the globe, and there are some major differences with the products that one can find on the shelves in Tokyo.

So, in order to clarify those differences, we at 2Foodtrippers bring you:

SCENES FROM A TOKYO 7-11!!!

Cup 'O Clams at Tokyo 7-11

Cup ‘O Clams

Surveys show that most people prefer 7-11 octopus over the leading national brand. Tokyo 7-11

Surveys show that most people prefer 7-11 octopus over the leading national brand.

Giant Coke Can at Tokyo 7-11

Refreshing & uplifting… and HUGE.

Nothing satisfies late night munchies like onigiri at Tokyo 7-11

Nothing satisfies late night munchies like onigiri.

As American as Hot Dogs... and Tonkatsu! at Tokyo 7-11

As American as Hot Dogs… and Tonkatsu!

A comprehensive selection of Pocky at Tokyo 7-11

A comprehensive selection of Pocky.

Tokyo 7-11 - Just a guess that their maki tastes better than the stuff you get at an American Supermarket

Just a guess that their maki tastes better than the maki you get at an American convenience store.

Maple pancakes will satisfy that late night breakfast craving at Tokyo 7-11

Maple pancakes will satisfy that late night breakfast craving.

Just in case you run out of Daikon at 4am at Tokyo 7-11

Just in case you run out of Daikon at 4am.

Everybody loves Spaghetti at Tokyo 7-11

Everybody loves spaghetti!

The Japanese equivalent of Milanos at Tokyo 7-11

The Japanese equivalent of Milanos.

Nori at Tokyo 7-11

And the always popular convenience store staple – Nori!

Oh thank heaven…


Comments

  1. nice post, never been to tokyo before, will go there one day.

  2. I just got back from a business trip to Japan and the 7-11s were a lifesaver for their ATMs – there are a surprising lack of ATMs in Japan! As for green tea kitkats, I didn’t see nuggets but I brought a whole box of them home with me. Amazing!
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