Vending Machines in Japan Redux

Last year, I blogged about vending machines in Japan.  Japan has the highest number of vending machines per capita, with about one machine for every 23 people! 

And I have been collecting pictures of interesting and unusual vending machines (yes, I am weird that way) that I have encountered for the past year …

This vending machine selling ties was taken in Kyoto near Kinkaju-ji Temple (Golden Pavillion).

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Got caught in the rain without an umbrella?  No problem, just buy one from this vending machine taken in Gotemba Premium Outlet Mail.

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Do you want to beat Tiger Woods?  Then you must buy a new golf glove at this vending machine at a local driving range near Meiji Jingu.

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These days, you should be able to find a good deal to buy a new car.  There are many models, so just buy one of the catalogues at this vending machine in the MegaWeb complex at Odaiba for help to decide.

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From Toxel.com, you can see their 14 cool vending machines from Japan (they have the same picture I took in Kyoto and also have an umbrella vending machine).

6 thoughts on “Vending Machines in Japan Redux

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  2. I’ve seen machines for vending 5 and 10 pound bags of rice, newspapers and adult magazines. My favorite is still the cup ramen vending machines that have a dispenser for adding the hot water after you buy the cup ramen, and also have a holder with free wooden chopsticks you can take as you like.

    Back 10 years ago, there was talk of flash-freezing sushi so that it could be thawed out and sold in vending machines, but it looks like that idea never got off the ground.

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