A row of vending machines in Nagasaki, Japan (Shutterstock)
List Words : Team Wanderlust | 19 April 2018

10 crazy Japanese vending machines you won't believe exist

On every corner, in every town. Available every hour, every day. Whatever you've got a yen for, in Japan there's a vending machine that will sell it to you...

1. The Polka Dot Coca Cola Vending Machine

Spotty Coca Cola vending machines. Western sodas are not that popular in Japan and have to try harder to attract customers (Shutterstock)

Spotty Coca Cola vending machines. Western sodas are not that popular in Japan and have to try harder to attract customers (Shutterstock)

2. The Pikachu Vending Machine

3. Ice Cream Vending Machines

4. Toy Dispenser 'Gashapon' Machines

Rows of 'Gashapon' machines in a Kyoto department store. These popular vending machines dispense capsules with manga figurines (Shutterstock)

Rows of 'Gashapon' machines in a Kyoto department store. These popular vending machines dispense capsules with manga figurines (Shutterstock)

A wall of Gashapon vending machines in the Den Den town area of Osaka. Sometimes the choice can be overwhelming (Shutterstock)

A wall of Gashapon vending machines in the Den Den town area of Osaka. Sometimes the choice can be overwhelming (Shutterstock)

5. Tokyo's Puppy Vending Machine (Yes, real puppies...)

6. The Buddhist Amulet Vending Machine

A machine vending Buddhist amulets near a temple (CreativeCommons: Chris 73)

A machine vending Buddhist amulets near a temple (CreativeCommons: Chris 73)

7. The Umbrella Vending Machine

Umbrella vending machine in Tokyo (CreativeCommons: Jason Ruck)

Umbrella vending machine in Tokyo (CreativeCommons: Jason Ruck)

8. Underwear Vending Machines?

9. Cigarette Vending Machines

Buying cigarettes is incredibly easy, although a new age verification process is being installed in newer machines

10. Unique Soft Drinks Vending Machine

The most popular vending machines are those dispensing drinks. Most sell beverages not available anywhere else in the world (Shutterstock)

The most popular vending machines are those dispensing drinks. Most sell beverages not available anywhere else in the world (Shutterstock)

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