7 Amazing Services of Convenience Store “Konbini” in Japan!

7 Amazing Services of Convenience Store "Konbini" in Japan!

Konbini, a short Japanese word for convenience stores, are very practical because they are open 24/7. You can buy food, drinks, magazines and other stuffs that you forgot to buy, even in the middle of the night. There are Konbini all over Japan. It is especially easy to find one close to your place in big cities. Did you know there are many useful services that you can benefit in Konbini? I will tell you 7 amazing services that will make your life easier.



 

7 Amazing Services of Convenience Store “Konbini” in Japan!

 

1. ATM

In most Konbini, there are ATMs available for you to withdraw money or check your account. Since Konbini are everywhere, it would be very useful to go there when you need to withdraw money. Some ATMs are closed at night or have charges for withdrawal at night, however.

 

2. Photocopy machine

Most Konbini has photocopy machine available 24/7. If you need to photocopy documents, all you need is to go to the nearest Konbini. It’s a great service when you forget to copy something. In most Konbini, photocopy machines are the latest one, so you can even copy the documents from USB and Crowd networking.

 

3. Food delivery services

Some Konbini, such as Seven Eleven, has food delivery service for busy people. You can order well-balanced food at store or on Internet. It will be delivered at your home. There are variety of meals to choose from. On top of that, menu changes each month, so that you can always find something different to eat.

 

4. Package delivery service

Did you know that you can get your delivery package at Konbini? Usually if you buy stuff on the Internet, a delivery fee will be charged. If you get your package delivered at Konbini, on the other hand, there will be no delivery fee! You can go get your package any time you want, because it is open 24/7. On top of that, you can even pay for the stuff that you ordered on the Internet, if you don’t feel comfortable of entering your credit card number on the site.

 

5. Payment with electronic card

Many people now pay using electronic cards, such as Edy or Suica, at Konbini. Those are prepaid card that you can recharge. Suica is an electronic card that you can use to take trains in Tokyo (some lines excluded). Getting a prepaid, electronic card will make your life much easier, because you don’t have to count coins when you pay at Konbini.

 

6. Tickets purchase

You can also purchase various tickets in Konbini. If you are going to movie or amusement park, you can buy tickets at Konbini beforehand, so that you don’t have to line up to buy tickets. You can also buy tickets for sport games. On top of that, airplane or train tickets can be purchased at Konbini as well.

 

7. Paying bills

If you live in Japan, paying bills is very easy because you can do it at Konbini as well. When you receive bills (phone, internet, electricity or water) at home, you can take those bills to Konbini to pay.

 

Conclusion

If you live in Japan, you must know how useful Konbini is already. Did you know, however, there are many other services that Konbini provide? Use those service wisely to make your life easier in Japan!

 

7 Amazing Services of Convenience Store “Konbini” in Japan!

1. ATM
2. Photocopy machine
3. Food delivery services
4. Package delivery service
5. Payment with electronic card
6. Tickets purchase
7. Paying bills