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.
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 3 am, but it feels like 3 pm due to the time difference.
You’re hungry, but there’s not a whole lot of Japanese food options 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, regardless of your decision of where to stay in Tokyo.
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!!!
Oh thank heaven…
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About the Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.
Original Publication Date: April 29, 2013