Convenience stores are packed into practically every nook and cranny of Japan these days.
Convenience stores stock not only just food items, but daily necessities as well. They are an indispensable part of modern life in Japan.
Most outlets even sell books and magazines, but some outlets also sell tobacco and alcohol 24 hours a day.
Convenience stores are a convenient way to purchase high-quality, great-tasting food such as hot pre-packed meals, onigiri, lunchboxes, salads, different kinds of bread, ice cream, oden, etc.
Japan's convenience stores also allow you to purchase tickets, home delivery service, use an ATM, or even send a fax.
ATMs at large chain convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and Lawson even allow you to withdraw in Japanese yen using a credit card.
Many foreign visitors to Japan find themselves repeatedly visiting convenience stores because of their courteous staff and the fact that they accept credit card payments.