When you think about visiting Japan, what’s the first place that comes to mind? A famous landmark? A fancy café? Or the newest attraction? Of course, those are all great places you don’t want to miss when visiting, but did you know there are many fans that look forward to visiting the well-stocked convenience stores of Japan whenever they visit? The first convenience store in Japan was built around the 1970’s. Japan’s first ever combini was “Mammy” in Osaka or “Coco-Store” in Aichi (depending on who you ask) and now there are plenty of 7-Elevens, Lawsons, Family Marts all over the country and as of July 2019 there are now nearly 56,000 convenience stores run by different companies domestically. Today we take a deeper look into the combini culture of Japan!