Japanese Vending Machine Drinks You Should Try

Vending Machines in Tokyo, Japan.

Those who have visited Japan know that the Japanese value convenience and accessibility.  The popularity of vending machines reflects the country’s fast-paced lifestyle.  Home to 5.52 million vending machines, Japan is the country with the largest vending machine to land mass ratio.  There is a large variety of vending machines in Japan, from machines selling instant noodles to machines selling umbrellas.  However, vending machines that sell drinks are by far the most common. During my travels to Tokyo and Osaka in the summer of 2013, I found that vending machine drinks were perfect for relieving thirst in the humid and incredibly hot weather.  Whether it be browsing the bustling streets of Tokyo or hiking up famous castles in Osaka, I always seemed to have a canned or bottled drink in hand that I would purchase from a nearby vending machine.  Below, I have listed some of my favorite Japanese vending […]

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