Convenience stores, known as “Konbini” (コンビニ) are establishments very practical in daily life in Japan.
They are usually open day and night, offering many services for the locals. We can find either ready-to-eat food as in any supermarket. Some other available products include hygiene products, cleaning products, newspapers, magazines and umbrellas for example.
In many of them you can buy tickets for shows or pay utensil bills such as water, gas or electricity for example. They also tend to have ATMs to withdraw money, accept delivery and collection of letters or packages, as well as photocopy service. Some even have a small space with tables and chairs to drink right there. It’s really convenient in many ways.