njb902 wrote:I have never heard of family mart.
Not surprised on account that unless you have been to Japan, or managed to stumble upon one outside of Japan. Because in Japan, they are pretty much everywhere. I mean, in the portion of Ikebukuro that I was staying at, I think I had stumbled upon two within a mile radius.
What Family Mart is, by the way, is one of three biggest chain of convenience stores. The other two are 7-11 and Lawson. It is also the smallest of the three in terms of numbers, when it comes to Japan. And honestly, it is my second favorite - Behind Lawson, as Lawson tends to have better hot food.
Beyond that, it is one of those places to visit when you have cash and need something fast. And I think that it is also the only store that accepts international debit/credit cards. So there is that, and the fact I wish they sold t-shirts as I am a fan of their logo.