Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I Miss This... The Vending Machines

Every single time I needed to find a shop or convenience store just to buy a bottle of water and queue for them, I miss this. Or that time when I saw an out-of-order vending machines in KL, I miss these too.
Rows and rows of vending machines - they sell almost everything and can be found almost everywhere in Japan. Gotta love the convenience (and in good working order too)!

There are plenty of vending machines there selling almost everything under the sun but there is one vending machine I hope I don't encounter in any of my visit. Want to know what it is? Hop over to Chris' and check it out yourself. Not for the faint-hearted though (or prudes, for that matter).

And yeay to Anna and her Show Me Japan Vol 1 Issue 23. I'm late this week, but I wouldn't miss participating in this for anything! ^^

49 comments:

  1. So what did you buy from the machines mentioned in your link? LOL J/K!

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  2. I love the Japan vending machines. The problem was there were too many choices. I never got to try the "Sweat Water" drink. I wonder if they still have that.

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  3. I know how you feel! I was walking down the street feeling thirsty the other day and I thought to myself "there'll be a vending machine in a minute"... then I remembered I was in England. :(

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  4. OMG! I freaked out when I click Chris site. :D

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  5. I don't like vending machines. My son simply loves slotting coins into them since he was young, never mind what comes out. :(

    I hope he won't try the porn vending machines when we are in Japan! *horrors*

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  6. @Contamination,
    Nothing fortunately! I don't need poor substitute. *wink wink*

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  7. @AVCr8teur,
    I know they have Pocari Sweat. Is it the one? :)

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  8. @haikugirl,
    I thought the same way every time I return from my vacation. oooo I'm thirsty... look for vending machine then slap forehead. I'm not in Japan anymore! LOL

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  9. @ECL,
    I hope my Son won't be tempted too! o.O

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  10. Wow! I wish we had vending machines like those here in Manila. We do have vending machines where I work but only for coffee, juices and soda and I enjoy buying my drinks there because it's so convenient.

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  11. @jellybell,
    gooa love the convenience right? :)

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  12. There are both sides in everything. It is very difficul to comment the Chris site. One thing can say that the essential parts are shaded off into white in Japanese porn. It is prohibited to sell real porn goods by Govenment in Japan. It is very queer.

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  13. Vending machines have a bad reputation now because of saving energy.
    The number of vending machines will decrease although this is convenient.

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  14. over here most vending machines r out of order

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  15. Vending machines. Yeah, a friend told me the same thing too. Got lotsa vending machines in Japan, including one that comes out panty.. LOL! I don't know if that's true or not since I haven't been to Japan myself.. :( Must go la one day

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  16. Ha ha... Vending machines also got sell balloons in Japan ke?
    But your son's balloon is very Dutchy.
    Maybe from London's vending machines?

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  17. @cocomino,
    Maybe soon someone can design a more energy saving vending machines?

    Anyway, there is the need for electricity too to stock up the konbini and the need for manpower to man the store. I don't know...

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  18. @Bengbeng,
    That's why... hard to see a good working order vending machines out in the park or somewhere.

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  19. @Bella,
    Yeah, anything under the sun. If you can put it in a machine, there's probably one vending machine selling that item. LOL

    Yes, yes, yes... Go to Japan one day. I highly recommend it. ^^

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  20. @London Caller,
    LOL! Good observation. If I remember correctly, he got that balloon from a promo stand while passing by Omotesando. What's that handphone company with orange as their colour in Japan? Softbank? Something like that lah...

    How's the selection of vending machines in London?

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  21. Definitely a lot of cool vending machines in Japan. Always amazed at the wide variety of beverages, in particular, to be found.

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  22. @Blue Shoe,
    True. So many varieties for us to try! All the tea selection for hubby and son and all the fruity drinks for me. ;)

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  23. Governor Ishihara Shintaro of Tokyo said vending machine and pachinko aren't needed. ha,ha,,

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  24. Oh we actually have a handphone company in UK called Orange.
    Their company colour of course is also orange.
    Ha ha...

    Vending machines here like Malaysia.
    Just drinks, snacks. Boring one.

    I saw vending machine selling fresh flowers in Spain.
    It's strategically placed in front of a cemetery though! Ha ha...
    Good business!

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  25. This is really one thing I miss about Japan. Here in Australia there are limited vending machines usually located at train stations. In Japan, I lived out in the middle of nowhere and we still had vending machines on every corner. Great in summer when you didn't have any cold drinks in the fridge.

    They even now have a vending machine in Japan that uses facial recognition technology to recommend drinks based on the customer`s age and gender.

    Click here to read about it

    Japan Australia

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  26. Ohhhh... vending machine in rows, how convenient, hopefully the charges are the same too!^^

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  27. @London Caller,
    Whoever thought of that fresh flower vending machine and put it in front of a cemetery must be a genius! LOL

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  28. @cocomino,
    I guess I'd agree with him about pachinko but vending machines can be a lifesaver for thirsty traveler! ^^

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  29. @Japan Australia,
    I wonder what drinks will be selected for me. :)

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  30. @Alice,
    Unlike in Malaysia, drinks at vending machines in Japan can be cheaper because there's no 5% tax charged for drinks sold in vending machines unlike those sold in shops.

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  31. How come vending machines in Japan don't get spoilt like here?

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  32. Selling porn in vending machines? Cool! : D

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  33. @foong,
    Two words - proper maintenace. Something we are not big at, regardless of whatever that needs maintaining.

    You find porn vending machine cool ah? Gonna go buy something there? XD

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  34. I love vending machines too, even if the only thing I ever buy is Coke Zero. But I'm all for porn vending machines, I'd rather have the porn stashed in a machine somewhere out of the way than inside the store.

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  35. @Anna,
    You and you Coke Zero. ^^

    So you'd rather have those stuff in a machine, eh? ;p

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  36. Ha ha... You can start the flower business near your makam lah.
    Let me know if this business is feasible in M'sia or not.
    I later join you lah! Ha ha...

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  37. @London Caller,
    Got people sell flower at cemeteries already lah. XD No machines, but they put up a table in front of the entrance. Brisk business during Raya.

    I wonder if people sell flower at Chinese cemtery during Qing Ming?

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  38. Don't know but suggested products also change depending on the temperature and time of day. This new technology has lead to sales tripling as a result. I wonder what will come next!!

    Japan Australia

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  39. Thanks for sharing information. I want to know What else can we do with vending machines and what else can we buy or sell through vending machines? Please answer my query soon.

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  40. @Japan Australia,
    I just have to visit Japan, find the machines and try it myself then. ^^

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  41. @vending,
    Are you developing new types of vending machines? ;)

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  42. that a lot of vending machine in japan, that may be because japanese don't have much time to went to shop. kindly visit my blog about vending machine business and support. http://bizvm.blogspot.com

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  43. @bizvm,
    I do think the amount of convenience stores and the ease of finding them is as easy as walking three steps. Don't you think so?

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  44. Vending machines are convenient for overseas travelers, aren't they? When I went to Roma, I was tough to find some drinks at night, because of dried hotel room.

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  45. @bird,
    And I love the fact that I can find drinks vending machines even in 5 star hotels in Japan. Totally cool!

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  46. These machines are really convenient and easy to use. It's simple and fast too.

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  48. Hello,
    Good vending Machine and Nice concept to purchase of Pepsi in the age of Touchscreen. Nice Information. Thank you.
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