Convenience stores for a busy lifestyle
When in Tokyo you cant miss the amount of convenience stores that are around. One of the most well known is 7-Eleven. It can be found all other the world, but did you know that Japan has the most 7-Eleven locations than the rest of the world? Convenience stores have an important roll in Japan. Since everyone works so hard with little time to spare, a convenience store like 7-Eleven is great.
In most 7-Eleven here in Europe you can buy food to eat or do some shopping to take home. In Japan they also sell DVDs and some electrical goods. 7-Eleven also runs its own bank, called Seven Bank. A lot of 7-Eleven stores have there own ATM in store, which accepts forgein cards and the machines also have an English menu system which can come in handy. 7-Eleven, like Lawson and FamilyMart, also have copying services and fax machine services, and they also sell concert tickets in store.
Lawson is very like 7-Eleven in the ways that stuff that are sold. Lawson also sells lots of tickets for concerts and you can order stuff via amazon.co.jp and pay for them in store if you don’t own a credit card.
Convenience stores normally have promotions with other companies. Like a while ago Lawson ran one where you could collect stickers to then send in and recieve a Rilakkuma mug back.
Fun to browse
I always find it fun wherever I am in the world to try and visit a convenience store, because its the perfect place to find something new to try or to even pick up a weird present for person back home.
Most convenience stores sell everything food wise. You can also buy alcohol in the stores and a lot have hot food available for purchase.