By comparison with other countries, you can be amazed by the quantity of vending machines in Japan! You can buy drinks, cigarettes, ice-cream, coffee, newspapers (I’ve seen only one in my hotel in Osaka), ramen, and even umbrellas, it is said, but I haven’t seen any. You find them in the railway stations but also near the temples or other touristic sites. Coming single or in batteries of 5-6 vending machines, they are ubiquos. By far, most of them sell non-alchoholic drinks and water. Even if it was April, some hot days made me look always for water (120 yeni a half a liter bottle). It was the only type of vending machine I used, the rest of them, I photographed.
aici poti cumpara ziare (am vazut doar unul, in hotelul din Osaka)
inghetata e "de firma"
vreti sa mancati rapid o supa cu taitei? aveti aici cateva feluri de ramen