Facilities which sell a wide range of products from food and daily goods to medicines and cosmetics, as well as offering services such as photocopying and ATMs. Convenience stores are useful for quick visits and are often open 24/7 all year round.
There are around 3.73 million vending machines in Japan (2015). The most common type is drinks, but they also sell food, cigarettes, tickets and newspapers. More recent vending machines have functions to partially cool the next drink to be sold and to speak in dialects.