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The Unique Vending Machines of Japan

Submitted by on October 4, 2010 – 10:16 amOne Comment

When I think of a typical vending machine, the first thing that pops into my head is the thought of soda, candy or chips. For those who visit or live in Japan, however, there is a completely different thought process. You can buy just about anything these days from a vending machine in Japan. Everything from sake to eggs, or even a nurse’s outfit, can be yours with the press of a button. Here are some of the most unique items that can be found in vending machines throughout Japan.

beer and sake vending machine in japan

Beer and Sake

lingerie vending machine in japan


collectible busts vending machine in japan

Collectible Busts

party costume vending machine in japan

Party Costumes

fresh eggs vending machine in japan

Fresh Eggs

banana vending machine in japan


umbrella vending machine in japan


tomato vending machine in japan

Fresh Tomatoes

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  • Jake says:

    Sometimes not just the contents, but the location of vending machines can be striking to a Western eye. I was in a small Japanese town. The dojo of the martial arts school I was training at was on this little corner across from a rice paddy. The road really wasn’t on the way to anyplace, it wasn’t close to any homes that I could see and few people from the dojo used it (it served hot and cold beverages), yet there it was. The vending machines really seem to be everywhere. You can be hiking through the woods and almost expect to find one.

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