HO-LY Toledo. That was one heck of a finals, baby! On the one hand, there was the juggernaut of convenience, konbini—a contender who offers everything. On the other side, the Cinderella story—the Three Views of Japan—who conquered giants with the simple power of natural beauty. You could be forgiven for thinking that it would be an easy victory for Japan’s most ubiquitous resource, but instead we had a back and forth battle that came down to a single vote. Yes folks, your vote DOES matter.
The combined might of Lawson’s, Seven Eleven, and Family Mart have conquered the Three Views of Japan. It’s a whole new landscape. To celebrate, we have decided to act upon your selection and have removed the harsh, offending beauty from Japan’s most famous sight-seeing spots and replaced them with the warm, soft glow of your favorite konbini. You’re welcome.
Thanks to everyone for voting! Submit your suggestions for 2017 March Japanness contenders on our contact page. And get ready for the Festival, which officially kicks off in two short weeks!