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  • What a cold day!

  • it's an old trick to buy a can of hot coffee or tea from a vending machine

  • and then put it in your pocket to keep you warm

  • in japan there's a wide variety of vending machines and each machine has a

  • huge selection

  • some of these drink machines have over thirty different types to choose from

  • in fact, by the time you get in front of one of these machines you may have

  • changed your mind and what you want it

  • offering a large selection is one way that japan offers excellent service

  • vending machines are no exception

  • here are some facts about japanese vending machines

  • in japan there is one vending machine for every 23 people

  • vending machines in japan do over 7 trillion yen of business every year

  • There are over five million vending machines nationwide

  • so that means that each vending machine yields about 1.4million yen

  • 0r 15,000 dollars

  • The average electricity bill per vending machine is 4300yen per month

  • Machines turn off heating and refrigeration from 1 to 4 AM to

  • conserve power

  • if you're thinking of picking a fight with the vending machine

  • Think twice

  • Each machine is equipped with a PHS transmitter which sends a signal

  • to the police when it's being tampered with or vandalized

  • We're talking about high-tech machines here

  • let's look at drink vending machines

  • These are the most well known and can be found everywhere.

  • The selection is amazing

  • There are several different beverage companies & distributors in japan

  • and each machine features drinks produced by the manufacturer or its partners

  • Are these drinks with characters any good?

  • you'll have to try to find out

  • Vending machines are made in all sizes

  • This half size machine wastes no space

  • Technology is gradually turning japan into a cashless society

  • and the PASMO & SUICA cards are good examples

  • 2 re-chargeable smart cards

  • Just touch your card to the sensor, and WALLAH!

  • you've purchased a drink

  • SHIBUYA

  • people are on the move

  • it's a busy place

  • There isn't always time to get a healthy meal

  • but people need the energy to keep on working

  • Enter this machine

  • The banana vending machine

  • It's easy to make a choice. They are all bananas!

  • Insert 130 yen

  • select a number

  • and watch the machine get your banana

  • the banana is carefully lowered and deposited in the lower receptacle

  • to be collected without any bruising

  • It's the perfect banana! Chilled and ready to eat

  • Bananas are always fresh and this machine is refrigerated

  • which is especially good during the hot summer months

  • if you have a family you can buy a bunch of bananas for 390yen

  • My buddy Peter and i were out for a walk in one of Tokyo's parks

  • It was a lovely day

  • Peter wanted lunch and thought of going back to the station

  • to eat at a restaurant

  • But there's another option

  • Down the street is a hot lunch vending machine

  • Why not picnic outside and enjoy the day?

  • This vending machine serves hot boxed lunches at a reasonable price

  • It takes a couple of minutes to prepare

  • I hit the Cup Noodles machine for an appetizer

  • There is a good selection

  • Peter's still waiting so i filled the cup of noodles with hot water from the

  • hot water dispenser inside the vending machines

  • Peter finally got his hot lunch for two

  • Too hot drinks complete the fast lunch set

  • "ONIGIRI" rice balls with two chicken "KARA-AGE"(deep fried)

  • Curry flavored Ramen

  • Ahh... nature

  • you can't beat it

  • and with vending machines you can grab lunch and never step foot inside a store

  • this vending machine offers entertainment while you wait

  • Choose your coffee and watch the TV robot go to work!

  • The seconds tick away faster when you're looking for a red ball in the right cup

  • which one is it?

  • you didn't forget about your coffee, did you?

  • A perfect cup

  • Auto door, and you're done!

  • the coffee vending machine experience, at its best

  • AKIHABARA

  • it's known as Otaku central

  • and OTAKU need a lot of energy in this town

  • unfortunately people don't have much time to eat around here,

  • so here's the solution

  • it's a Ramen in a can vending machine

  • It serves up hot and cold Ramen

  • japanese ODEN, too

  • each can comes with a fork

  • We caught up with one computer Otaku on his lunch break

  • Let's take a look at some other machines

  • an ice cream vending machine

  • How about a quick newspaper and a candy bar before you catch the train?

  • Trade platforms are convenient place for busy people

  • It carries some of my favorite snacks

  • Rice vending machines can be found in rural areas

  • If your family runs out, there's a bag available 24 hours a day

  • Digital vending machines are quickly taking over in Tokyo

  • This one gives info about the drinks

  • Just touched the screen

  • Here's an interesting couple. A bread and umbrella vending machine

  • A bread in a can vending machine offers 8 different flavors

  • The umbrella machine is perfect for rainy days

  • Only 500 yen and you'll stay dry on the way to work

  • Smokers have come to the right place

  • Vending machines for cigarettes can contain over 60 different varieties

  • but beware

  • You must be over twenty one to smoke in Japan

  • And you need an ID card called TASPO before buying from machines

  • Applications are available at tobacco kiosks around the country

  • tobacco machines turn off after 11PM

  • Underneath the tracks of YAMANOTE line in YURAKUCHO (station)

  • Is this watering hole

  • it's a cove for lovers of alcohol

  • Yes

  • japan has a beer vending machines and it's a perfect place to grab a brewski after work

  • There is even a hot SAKE machine

  • you can buy snacks from a non machine inside after 6PM

  • uh...

  • This place is great because it has the real, kind of "SHITA-MACHI" (old town) feeling here,

  • like downtown tokyo feeling

  • Plus, outdoors and there's always lots of people around here

  • especially like this place a lot of foreigners come here. Just people outside

  • all the time

  • I guess

  • my friends and I like to drink can beers like to be outside and so we kind of

  • know the places where you can buy alcohol outside.

  • It's way cheaper and it's

  • nice to have open-air

  • be able to relax little bit

  • KANPAI! (cheers!)

  • so when you come to japan

  • try some of the vending machines. The longer you stay, the more you can try

  • and travel around! You'll be surprised at what you find

What a cold day!

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Japanese Vending Machines Exposed ★ WAO✦RYUTV ONLY in JAPAN #03 自動販売機

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    阿多賓   posted on 2015/06/21
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