bento

Lawson Store 100 starts their own free upsize campaign to match its parent convenience store

More for even less!

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New bento bread makes us rethink sandwiches…and Japanese bentos

Local bread specialist pushes the boat out with a surprising addition to their store.

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Secret Kitchen bento serves Japanese flowers, birds, wind and moon in a box, but is it worth it?

Luxury meal has a lot to live up to.

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McDonald’s creates a dream Japanese bento for April Fools’ Day

And here’s how you can create one too. 

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7-Eleven Japan teams up with two different curry restaurants for one curry dish

Putting two different restaurants’ foods side by side it a really innovative idea.

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Kyoto’s Nishiki Market has great bento boxed lunches, and here are our top 3 picks

Whether you’re looking to eat in the park, along the river, or on the Shinkansen, “Kyoto’s Kitchen” has you covered.

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Studio Ghibli bento box collections released just in time for hanami sakura-viewing picnics

Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbour Totoro are here to add anime flair to your lunch this cherry blossom season. 

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Gunma’s secret-to-us bento soul food stop that all the locals know and love: Torihei【Taste test】

Our Gunma sources clue us in on a local favorite.

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Chaos at unstaffed Japanese bento shop shows pitfalls of technology

Japan might have a reputation for being high-tech, but it’s still got a lot to learn when it comes to unsupervised shopping.

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Famous train station bento boxed lunches, but in a can? Taste-testing canned ekiben【Taste test】

There’s only one station in Japan where you can find these canned versions of famous boxed lunches.

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Cute ekiben station bento looks like it’s from Japan but it’s from a different place entirely

Similar in so many ways, except one which sets them apart.

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Tokyo bento shop sells croquettes…for just one yen!

That’s US$0.0068, making this the bargain of the year.

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Japanese bento shop becomes a hot topic with foreigners on Reddit, but is it any good?

An ordinary bento store by Japanese standards is gaining popularity with international tourists.

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Tokyo Station’s second-most popular bento is great because of what it isn’t【Taste test】

Unassuming inarizushi just might be the best bento to grab at Tokyo Station.

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Seaweed lovers can rejoice at this bento with almost nothing but ultra-premium nori

Mr. Sato tries the ultimate in luxurious noriben and equates it to a microcosm of the universe.

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This ekiben train station bento is filled with surprises

Join us on the bullet train as we uncover hidden treasure from Niigata.

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Does Tokyo’s King of Tonkatsu live up to its name? We find out 【Taste Test】

Can a bento shop really have the best tonkatsu?

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Japanese mom’s beautiful Legend of Zelda character bento brings tears (of the Kingdom) to our eyes

She’s never played a single game in the series, but she’s made one of the coolest works of Zelda fan art ever.

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A visit to Green Lawson, the futuristic Japanese convenience store where you get served by an avatar

Strangely, this convenience store turns out to be surprisingly inconvenient…

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Lawson Store 100 sells two new simple, inexpensive bento showcasing popular Japanese side dishes

If you’ve ever wished that there was just a little bit more of a certain side dish in your lunch, you’ll absolutely love these bento bargains.

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