Japan happens to have the highest density worldwide of vending machines, with one for every 23 people. Selling everything from surgical masks and puppies (designed more like a pet store than a soda can dispenser) to canned bread and hamburgers, these machines, pronounced “jidouhanbaiki” or “jihanki” in Japanese, are more abundant in Japan than sushi restaurants.
One thing that basically every tourist to Japan immediately notices is the large number of vending machines. They’re at every station, in every building, and you’ll practically stumble upon a vending machine no matter where you’re going, even in the countryside. There are genuine reasons for the abundance of these vending machines. We asked Hachiyoh, a Tokyo-based company responsible for.
Japan has vending machines for anything, anywhere, everywhere. We cannot anymore deny the conveniece of vendos especially in our generation today, where everything must be fast, easy, and automated. But there will come a time where shopping items on your own will be missed as a one of a kind experience, and should never be forgotten.
Vending machines in Japan always work and give change, and you can buy from many of them using IC transport cards, such as Suica or Pasmo. As with most technology in Japan, quality, reliability and maintenance is a given. You will have had to majorly insult the Shinto god of vending machines to find one that doesn’t cooperate with your consumer cravings. You can use notes (bills) or coins.
Vending machines that sell alcoholic beverages and cigarettes are less common. Many other varieties of vending machines can be found in even smaller numbers, selling goods such as ice cream, rice, disposable cameras, instant noodles and even omikuji, the small fortune telling slips of paper sold at shrines and temples.
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As with most things cat-related, Japan is ahead on cat-hat popularity, selling them in gacha machines—or vending machines—for utmost convenience. The results are almost too cute to handle. The.
Vending machines are used billions of time per year in Japan, with each transaction acting as a step for improving the population crisis and a reminder of the technological advancements that have been made in the world. The government has even mandated that vending machines are only allowed to accept coins which psychologically aids in their popularity. Many Japanese residents dislike carrying.