Convenience stores are so common in Tokyo that they make the likes of even Starbucks seem scarce. Or at least they do in some places. Like near train stations for example, where it’s very rare indeed to step outside and not find at least one fantastically stocked and forever open 7-Eleven or Sunkus.
Yet despite this, along with the ever-present and even more multitudinous vending machine, many train station platforms still have their own stores. Horribly confined little cubicles that afford the staff barely enough room to move, let alone have a moment to themselves. Plus if they are underground like this one, there isn’t even the simple pleasure of some fresh air.