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).


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


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.


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.


From, 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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