Buy and Try at: Convenience Stores                   

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Stores such as Seven-Eleven, FamilyMart and Lawson are open 24-7, and are famous for their great line-up of drinks. They also have a large variety of snacks for a quick lunch, such as onigiri rice balls, sandwiches, instant noodles (they prepare a kettle of hot water at the cash counter which you can use), bento lunch boxes, flavored bread, chips, sweets, and so on.

When you don’t have enough time to have lunch at a restaurant or prepare a lunch box at home, this would be a great option. And how about getting some liquor and magazines at the store and enjoying a lazy day sometimes?

Document copy service, photo print-out service, ATM service, utility bill payment service, ticket-booking, shipment service, stamps and cigarettes are also available at almost all stores in the city.

Category

Type

Product Name (Japanese)

Comments

Bottled / Canned  Drinks

Coffee

コーヒー

/kouhii

BOSS

(ボス)

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These brands have a range of products and are especially loved by salary-men. Some people are addicted to them (so-called “Can Coffee Mania”).

FIRE

(ファイアー)

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GEORGIA

(ジョージア)

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Roots

(ルーツ)

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WANDA

(ワンダ)

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STARBUCKS DISCOVERY

(スターバックス ディスカバリー)

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Café chains, like Starbucks and Doutor, produce their own coffee brands which are available at supermarkets and convenience stores.

DOUTOR

(ドトール)

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Tea

紅茶

/koucha

Koucha Kaden

(紅茶花伝)

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Gogono Koucha

(午後の紅茶)

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JAVA TEA

(ジャワティ―)

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Green Tea

緑茶

/ryokucha

Oi Ocha

(お~い お茶)

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A variety of products is available at convenience stores and supermarkets. The ones listed here are long-sellers, but you can also find your own new favourites among the vast array of ever-changing line-ups.

Iemon

(伊右衛門)

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Namacha

(生茶)

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Ayataka

(綾鷹)

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Healthya

(ヘルシア)

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Asian Tea

お茶

/ocha

Oolong Tea

(ウーロン茶)

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Recommended with oily foods to help reduce fat absorption.

Juroku Cha

(十六茶)

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Blended tea with sixteen ingredients has a harmonious and pleasant taste.

Soukenbi Cha

(爽健美茶)

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Very poplar blended tea with nine ingredients has a harmonious and pleasant taste.

Jasmine tea

(ジャスミン茶)

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This herb tea has a popular taste and relaxes with its pleasant aroma. 

Mugicha

(むぎ茶)

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Much-loved roasted barley tea is a symbolical part of summer.

Soft Drinks

ソフトドリンク

/sofutodorinku

CALPIS Water

(カルピス ウォーター)

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Original dairy drink from Calpis Co. Tastes like childhood memories.

KIRIN Limon

(キリンレモン)

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Sparkling lemon water. A long-seller hit since the 1920s.

MITSUYA CIDER

(三ツ矢サイダー)

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Much-loved pioneer of cider production since the 1880s.

Yuzu Lemon

(ゆずれもん)

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Yuzu (an aromatic citron) water with honey. Available both cold and hot.

POCARI SWEAT

(ポカリスエット)

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Vastly poplar sports drink competing with Aquarius in Japan.

Milk Cocoa

(ミルクココア)

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Available both hot and cold.

Energy Drink

精力剤

/seiryokuzai

Lipovitan D

(リポビタンデー)

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It’s very popular to drink these products as part of daily life.

Depending on your body condition, they can be used to give you an energy boost or maintain good health.

Alinamin

(アリナミン)

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S.CUP

(エスカップ)

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TIOVITA

(チオビタ)

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Regain

(リゲイン)

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Chocola BB

(チョコラビービー)

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Kireito Limon

(キレート レモン)

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Contains the daily amount of vitamin C you need.

Wider in Jelly

(ウィダー イン ゼリー)

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A quick charge for busy people.

Ukon no Chikara (ウコンの力)

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Take before drinking alcohol to remain free from a hangover.

Water

/mizu

I LOHAS

(いろはす)

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These brands have ranges of products from a variety of famous domestic water-producing areas. Relatively well-known as soft-water. 

Morino Mizudayori

(森の水だより)

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Tennensui

(天然水)

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Other Drinks

Muchosei Tounyu

(無調整豆乳)

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100% soy milk. Some people prefer it to milk with coffee or tea.

Kurozu for Diet

(黒酢 ダイエット)

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Black vinegar with apple and honey, good for health.

Ichinichibun no yasai

(一日分の野菜)

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This mixed juice contains the amount of vegetables we need a day.

Jyujitu Yasai

(充実野菜)

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Yasai Seikatu

(野菜生活)

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Acerola Drink

(アセロラドリンク)

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Pleasant sour taste with a lot of vitamins.

Tomato Juice

(トマトジュース)

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100% tomato juice made of 100% domestic good quality tomatoes.

Oshiruko

(おしるこ)

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Traditional sweet bean soup has been loved for ages. Normally only available hot in the winter

Yakult

(ヤクルト)

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Probiotic yogurt drink. For both the young and the old, helps maintain a balanced stomach.

Corn Soup

(コーンスープ)

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There is some sweet corn in the soup. Once you experience it, you will embrace it.

Amazake

(甘酒)

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This sweet rice drink is symbolic of winter. It is unusual to find it cold.

Snacks

Onigiri

おにぎり

/onigiri

Tuna & Mayonnaise

(シーチキンマヨネーズ)

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A typical Japanese lunch food for picnics or other outings.

Seafood, such tuna, shrimp, or salmon roe, as well as some meats or salted plums are wrapped inside a triangle-shape or circle-shape rice ball.

Dried bonito shavings

(おかか)

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Salmon

(紅しゃけ)

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Cod roe

(たらこ)

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Kelp

(こんぶ/昆布)

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Steamed bun

中華まん

/chuukaman

Niku-man

(肉まん)

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Contains minced meat and some vegetables with a salty-sweet seasoning.

An-man

(んまん)

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Contains sweet bean paste.

Pizza-man

(ピザまん)

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Contains tomato-based sauce and cheese.

Oden

おでん

/oden

Chikuwa

(ちくわ)

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Tube-shaped traditional ingredient made from codfish.

Daikon

(だいこん)

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Japanese radish simmered in fine soup until it is juicy to the core.

Ganmodoki

(がんもどき)

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Made from tofu and some vegetables. Soft and juicy.

Konnyaku

(こんにゃく)

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Gelatinous traditional ingredient made from devil’s-tongue starch.

Hanpen

(はんぺん)

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Available both ball-shaped and plate-shaped. Traditional ingredient made from codfish and yam.

Gyusuji

(牛すじ)

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Cow’s achilles tendon. Stewing for a long time makes its texture very soft.

Konbu

(こんぶ)

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Kelp

Mochi-ginchaku

(もちぎんちゃく)

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Mochi sticky rice inside of bag of atsuage (deep-fried tofu).

Instant Miso Soup

インスタントみそ汁

/insutanto misoshiru

Shijimi

(しじみ)

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A variety of flavours are available, like shijimi (freshwater clam), asari (short-neck clam), wakame (seaweed), negi (leek), tofu, nameko mushroom, etc., etc.

Negi

(ねぎ)

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Instant Yakisoba

インスタント焼きそば

/insutanto yakisoba

Peyoung

(ペヤング)

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Instant Japanese noodle, yakisoba.

Instant Udon

インスタントうどん

/insutanto udon

Donbei Udon

(どん兵衛 きつねうどん)

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Instant Japanese noodle, udon, with seasoned sweet atsuage (deep-fried tofu).

Instant Soba

インスタントそば

/insutanto soba

Donbei Soba

(どん兵衛 天ぷらそば)

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Instant Japanese noodle, soba, with tempura.

Mini Japanese Phrase for shopping :

“Where is ~?”         “~ wa doko desu ka? “