Did you know that there are almost 5.5 million vending machines around Japan? From Playstations to aloe vera juice – they have it all.
Japan is a foody country and has some of the freshest ingredients in the world due to its strategic location. One of the most unique dishes we found in a vending machine is fish soup which displays an actual whole fish inside a bottle of soup.
This is commonplace in Japan especially since they have some of the hardest workers in the world. People will fall asleep almost anywhere including the sidewalk – but this is totally acceptable there. It’s even considered honorable to see a man in a business suit slipping in the street because it shows that he worked hard.
For a fast-paced city, Tokyo has tons of vending food machines to accommodate the busy work culture. Here are some cool vending machines that we came across.
Ice Cream Stop
Craving some ice cream on the way to your yoga class? You won’t have to fall in long ques because you’ll be able to buy ice cream on the go. Don’t worry – they won’t melt! The vending machine is suited to fit the temperatures of the food and drinks they contain.
Quench Your Thirst
This device is the perfect machine for the summer. Imagine coming out of the bullet train all sweaty and being able to order a cold iced black tea. This is the perfect sight to see on hot days and the ultimate lifesaver.