Saturday, June 16, 2012

Arigato, Japonia! 23. Automatele japoneze / Arigato, Japan! 23. Vending Machines


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.

In comparatie cu alte tari vizitate, in Japonia uimeste multimea de automate care vand tot felul de lucruri: bauturi, tigari, ziare, cafea, inghetata, ramen. Se spune ca exista automate care vand si umbrele dar eu nu am vazut. Sunt nelipsite in gari dar le gasesti si pe langa temple sau alte locuri de interes turistic. Ele sunt amplasate fie cate unul fie in baterii de chiar 5-6 automate, unul langa altul. Cele mai multe - de departe - sunt cele care vand tot felul de bauturi energizante, sucuri, apa. Desi era aprilie, au fost niste zile foarte calde, asa ca eram mereu in cautarea unuia unde sa gasesc apa (120 yeni sticla de 0.5 ml). Pe celelalte doar le-am fotografiat.
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

20 comments:

Filip and Kristel said...

These vending machine can be very funny, just like the toilets.

Greetings,
Filip

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks for the visit, Filip and Kristel.

Nefertiti said...

que de machines,je ne savais mm pas que tant de distributeurs existaient ;o)

Traveling Hawk said...

In Japan, yes, Nefertiti:)

Doug Hickok said...

Wow again, such an array of vending machines. I must confess, the ice cream is my favorite :^)

Traveling Hawk said...

There have been so many, I couldn't resist, Doug:)

LifeRamblings said...

wow, such a variety of vending machines. have you come across the ones selling underwears?

Traveling Hawk said...

Ha, ha, not really!

Rizalenio said...

Even umbrellas? That's cool. I enjoyed this collection a lot. :)

DANI said...

Pe de-o parte moderni, pe de alta traditionalisti ...

Traveling Hawk said...

You know that rains in Asia are heavy, Rizalenio,so they need many umbrellas and not everybody is carring one just in time:)

Traveling Hawk said...

Asa e, Dani, e o permanenta (si reusita, as spune)imbinare intre cele doua elemente.

Francisca said...

Send me an ice cream... :-) Yup, we saw many of these vending machines, too.

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm just eating an Italian one, a Capuccino ice cream:)

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

In a peculiar way they are very photogenic.

Traveling Hawk said...

:) this was my reason!

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