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    Here's What Japanese Convenience Stores Are Like Inside (Spoiler: They're Amazing)

    It's got everything you could ever want.

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    The wondrous Japanese convenience store (konbini) is unlike any convenience store you've probably experienced. You can sit down for a hot meal, buy and print out concert tickets, ship your bags, and get self-care essentials — all from one unassuming storefront.

    Even though a trip to Japan isn't really an option right now, its amazing convenience stores still deserve your attention. Here's a look inside and a run down of everything you won't want to miss (when you eventually get to visit).

    1. First up: you can order proper coffee from the cashier-turned-barista.

    2. For breakfast, sample some baked goods.

    3. Cure what ails you in the vitamin section.

    A small bottle labeled "Fibe-Mini" filled with bright liquid

    4. Check your email using free Wi-Fi while lounging in the indoor seating.

    5. For a snack, pick up the famed convenience store sando.

    6. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, opt for onigiri.

    A triangular plastic-wrapped package of onigiri labeled "Tuna Mayonnaise"

    7. Buy those J-pop tickets you’ve been dreaming of — and then print them out.

    8. If you have a ton of luggage, you can ship a few bags to your next destination.

    9. Or buy a book of stamps and mail your mom a postcard.

    10. For lunch, select a pre-made meal from the cooler of bento boxes.

    11. When you’re low on cash, the convenience store is also where you’ll find a foreigner-friendly ATM.

    12. And don’t worry about the amount of time you spend inside — parking is free.

    13. Eat traditional Japanese comfort food for dinner, or try Lawson's famous fried chicken.

    14. Pair your meal with a can of beer or wine.

    A can of Kirin held up in front of a fridge full of different beer varieties

    15. Then head to the freezer section for dessert.

    A packaged chocolate ice-cream dessert labelled "Coolish"

    16. If you get in a pinch — or have a hot date — you can buy new underwear or a shirt.

    17. You can also clean-up (or take a sink shower) in the spotless bathrooms.

    18. Or check out the rack of manga porn.

    19. That being said, don’t be rude — there are some rules you should know about.

    20. And the best part is: if you forget something, don’t worry, they’re open 24/7.

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