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I Just Really Need A Safe Place To Talk About Japanese 7-Elevens

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With the Tokyo Olympics coming up, I thought I'd revisit one of my favorite things: Japanese 7-Elevens.

a 7 eleven in japan

If you've ever been to Japan, then you know there's basically a 7-Eleven on every corner. We're not talking about your basic American 7-Eleven.

the outside of a 7/11

It's elevated.

the outside of a 7/11

And while on the outside, a Japanese 7-Eleven looks like every other 7-Eleven you've ever been to — it's the inside that is totally and completely different.

The thing about Japanese 7-Elevens, in general, is that for people from outside of Japan, there's basically an unlimited selection of things you've never tried.

the inside of a busy 7/11

Everything is new.

Interesting new Japanese @SNICKERS product in 7-Eleven. Dark chocolate. Aroi. @Sweet3Mango @dearfarang

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Let's start with the ice cream. The selection is unmatched.

many kinds of frozen ice creams

They've truly "cracked the code."

They really cracked the code here at the Japanese 7 Eleven....

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My personal favorite is this one called "Coolish." It's basically a juice box...but with ice cream.

a ice cream called coolish

Another cool thing about Japanese 7-Elevens is that you can buy liquor there.

a selection of liquor bottles

They have beers in a variety of sizes.

a group of asahi beers

I mean, look how small that lil' beer is!

a tiny lil beer

They have individual cups of sake...

cups of sake

...alcoholic juice boxes...

a juicebox full of alcohol

...my personal favorite, "Strong," which is basically Sparks...

holding a strong

...and last but not least, Zima.

The non-alcoholic drinks are equally as interesting.

I wish I had more pictures of the beverage refrigerators, because honestly, they are my favorite.

They sell a ton of Pocky...

strawberry pocky

...very cute salt shakers...

it has a panda face

...salad dressings in interesting containers...

they look like dildos

...adorable pineapple sauces...

Just 7-Eleven things #Japanese #Japan #Nintendo #Mario

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...ketchup in a tube...

its in a tube

...and snacks you could only dream existed.

croissant chocolate salt caramel

They have avocado chips!

Teeny tiny beef jerkies!

a teeny tiny beef jerkey

Adorable desserts!

New Japanese 7-eleven dessert. Toy story character! Strawberry cheese cake and Vanilla chocolate cake. Kawaii😁😁 #Japan

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Fun puddings!

Cherry Blossom Milk Pudding is sold at Japanese 7-ELEVEN. That's so wonderful!

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Cheese in a bag!

Candy cheese!

its calle candy cheese

The Cup Noodle selection will make the average gamer/college student shake.

a bunch of cup of noodles

They sell real produce, like full-on shrooms.

a big mushroom

And look at this mayonnaise. Even the mayonnaise is cute.

cute mayo

The prepared food section is a whole other adventure.

Overwhelmed by the dazzling array of delicious meal choices at this japanese 7-eleven

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Like, the meals are quality and legit.

They sell individual hard-boiled eggs. And no, these aren't your months-old hard-boiled eggs you buy at gas stations. These are fresh eggs with beautiful golden yolks.

a golden egg in a hand

They sell soba noodles...

soba noodles

...packaged meats...

salmon

...and they have normal junk food like chicken nuggets.

chicken nuggets

Apparently, they even have the best corn dogs.

@sevenandi7 Japanese 7-Eleven has the best corn dogs 🥺🥺

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I can't vouch for this, but I wouldn't be surprised!

The secret best part of Japanese 7-Eleven is the refrigerator full of little bottles of remedies.

They don't sell just food at Japanese 7-Elevens — they also sell clothing and home goods.

They sell these cool little beard groomers...

a tiny brush

...a selection of face masks that beauty addicts swear by...

a selection of face masks

...flashy handkerchiefs...

a floral print

...big ol' bags of shampoo...

...Hello Kitty diaries...

a hello kitty journal

...adorable boxes of tissues...

it says bow and has a cute picture of a dog

...and United States of Benetton condoms.

rainbow condoms

To sum it up, you could basically live in a Japanese 7-Eleven.

a 7/11

Because last but not least, they even have free Wi-Fi.

a japan 7 eleven