Tokyo Podcast
The Amazing Convenience of the Japanese Kombini
Jul 27, 2018 · 30 min
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A few months of being back in Canada and our host Anthony Joh is thinking that he’s missing one of the best things about Japan and it is the the Japanese convenience stores!

It’s not fair to compare the famous Japanese ‘kombinis’ with the convenience stores of the rest of the world. The Canadian convenience stores are neither convenient nor are they a very good store, offering mostly junk food and minimal services.

Japanese convenience stores on the other hand are the epitome of convenient and is one of the things that you’ll take for granted when you live in Japan and miss tremendously when you leave.

  • Pay your bills
  • Receive ordered goods
  • Print or make photo copies
  • Buy emergency clothing
  • Transfer money worldwide
  • Get your event tickets
  • Eat really good food

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