Vending machines are very convenient, you know. If you have vending machines, you can buy and drink beverage anytime and anywhere. Therefore, a lot of countries have them. But they are different depending on countries. Now I’m going to tell you about Japanese vending machine.
Vending machines are very convenient, you know. If you have vending machines, you can buy and drink beverage anytime and anywhere. So, a lot of countries have them. But they are different depending on countries. Now I’m going to tell you about Japanese vending machine.
Feature of Japanese vending machine
Japan has a lot of vending machines. In Japan we can use vending machine anytime and anywhere, not only city but also countryside.
In 2017, according to General Incorporated Association Japan vending machine Industrial Association, the number of vending machines of beverage whose type are can and bottle in Japan is 2,130,000 and of paper pack like milk is 133,500. And the number of cup type vending machine is 156,400.
Japan also has touch panel type of vending machine. It not provides drinks to people but also greet or inform the weather forecast.
If a vending machine has this mark, we can use not only cash but also e-money like suica, pasmo and so on….
Coca-cola’s multi money type vending machine〈https://www.cocacola.co.jp/vending-machine/multi_money〉
Suntory, Asahi CALPIS, pokka sapporo, KIRIN, Otsuka, JT, DyDo and Coca Cola have mainly vending machines.
major 3 companies
Suntory provides BOSS, PEPSI, Lipton, Iemonn (green tea), mineral water and so on….
We can know more about Suntory’s other drinks.
suntory beverage’s homepage→〈http://www.sbv.suntory.co.jp/drink/index.html〉
KIRIN provides Volvic, FIRE (coffee), gogo-no-kocha (tea), namacha (green tea) and so on….
We can know more about KIRIN’s other drinks.
Coca-Cola provides Coca Cola, AQUARIUS, GEORGIA and so on….
We can know more about Coca-Cola’s other drinks.
KIRIN’s home page→〈https://www.kirin.co.jp/products/softdrink/〉
Coca-Cola journey’s homepage→〈https://www.cocacola.co.jp/vending-machine/brand_〉
Do you know how many kinds of drinks does a vending machine provide in common?
Let’s have a look!
You can see vending machine provides more than 20 kinds of drinks. Many vending machines in Japan are these types which can provide like that, so you can find these types vending machines are in streets, parks, stations and so on…. You can also find most vending machines in Japan provide mineral water, green tea and coffee.
Enjoy choosing drinks!
Using Japanese vending machines is easy. I tell you how to use.
① Choose a drink.
② Put coins or bills in
- Push a button
④ Take a drink out
⑤ Down a lever and take charge out if you put coins or bills in more than the price
That’s all. It’s very easy. But please be careful! We can’t use 2,000 yen, 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen bill….
There are many interesting vending machines in Japan. For example, ice cream, udon, oden, banana, pizza and so on…. I show some of them.
We can buy banana by vending machine.
Dole provide us banana….! Bananas are stored at about 13 degree. When you want to eat banana, you can buy anytime.
This vending machine is at Shibuya-daiichi-kangyou-biru B2F
Do you like corn potage?? We can buy corn potage by vending machines in winter and it is hot.
About 5 companies provide like this corn potage in winter.
It is fun to compare to each corn potage of different companies.
Have you ever imagined that you can buy
udon by vending machine?
This vending machine is rare and it is in Midori-city, Gunma prefecture. I recommend that you go there and eat udon when you visit Gunma prefecture by car.
Japan has many kinds of vending machines and many companies provide them to us. I think you can see vending machines anywhere you go in Japan. I also think it is fun to find rare and interesting vending machines and try use them.
I hope my story is useful for you. Thank you for reading!