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godppgo

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Kyoko_desu-san, where'd you find all these stuff.. it's amazing. I find the meishi vending machine pretty cool, I can definitely see myself using one of these given how often I forget to bring my meishi...
 

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i've used heaps of different vending machines in japan. some of the more noteable ones are:

hanukin toy park in ginza has toy vending machines out the front so you can buy toys after closing time. They even come with wrapping and a Hanukin toy Park shopping bag (very important if you are buying a gift).

in a hotel I once stayed at in Shinjuku (well Kabuki-cho actually) there was one that sold underwear (mens, and new, not used) and toothbrushes and also whiskey! the one next to it sold hot food, like potato fries, takoyaki etc.

one in chiba in the middle of no where (chiba-minato, in a back street) I was walking past and noticed it sold beer. but even had the big 1litre and 2 litre cans! the 2litre cans were quite expensive around 2,000 or 3,000 yen I think, so I had to use a 10,000 yen note and the bastard machine ripped me off, took my 10,000yen and didn't give me any beer! My friend lost hist temper and smacked the machine and it broke his watch. haha, robbed and beaten up by a japanese vending machine.

There is another very old school looking vending machine in kabuki-cho that dispenses racy lingerie.

My favourites are in winter when I buy my boss coffee (love WEB, rainbow mountain is good too) and at night (well usually like 3 or 4 am) on the way home I buy a semi-sweet cocoa (dont care which brand they are all pretty similar, kirin, asahi, CCA etc). Also when it's really cold and I'm starving I love a can of the corn soup. so I get a can of corn soup to warm one pocket, and some coffee for the other. nice.

and I've never seen a used pantie vending machine and believe me I've been keeping an eye out for this one. harder to find than the loch ness monster I think. and if there ever was any, they are probably long gone now.
 

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I think I remember reading that there was 20 million or so vending machines in Japan, which would be close to a vending machine for every 6 to 7 people! 😊
Than blog which I found today,
A vending machine for dogs.This vending machine sells tea and Water for exclusive use of a dog.😌
A price is more expensive than a thing of a person.:(
Oh my goodness that is expensive o_O
 

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One thing I enjoyed about Japan was when I fancied a drink not immediately within the confines of my girlfriends home, I could just pop outside to a vending machine, and pick up a drink for a few yen, and then come back.

If anything Japan was at least convenient. :)

On a plus side I didnt need to use awkward Japanese to try and buy a drink at a seven eleven.

Just look at the price, pop in some coins, get me drink and change, and be on my way.

Not in Aberdeen, vending machines, especially outside are rare, because Britain is full of some many chavs that will vandalise anything not bolted down and tamper proof.
 

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how much does it cost, where can i find them... Im to shy to walk in a sex store 😊
( dammn to many sex store in amsterdam... and coffeeshops yeah..)
Hahah, we walked into a sex shop in Shinjuku, and got told off for not buying anything.

I just love the convenience of the vending machines.
 

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Vending Machines

First off, I am talking about the drink vending machines, not those obento ones. Anyways, I felt a strong desire to start a thread on this as these wonderful, magical drink-dispensing boxes from heaven awe me. In Japan, everywhere I went I found a few vending machines waiting for me to drop a few coins in and quench my thirst. The hill that my family lives on has about six, three placed midway down and three at the bottom. The hill was only about 200 meters long, too. I was surprised to see the sheer variety in the vending machines; from melon soda to canned coffee and hot chocolate, I was in beverage heaven! A far cry from the Pepsi and Coke vending machines here in America. That partly has to do with the actual drinks, though, and not the vending machines. Seriously, if I could I would go to Japan, buy one of those vending machines, bring it home, and have it re-stocked every time it ran out. Anybody else this awed by the vending machines, or am I the only one?
 

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Canned noodle Fujitaka, the company selling the product

I have yet to try it.

About the tobacco vending machine, an IC card, TASPO, will be required soon from April 1, 2008. I don't know how tourists are accessible to the machine.
 

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About the tobacco vending machine, an IC card, TASPO, will be required soon from April 1, 2008. I don't know how tourists are accessible to the machine.
Wow, I think this is great--- when I lived in Japan, I was concerned that these sorts of products were available to anyone who could simply walk up and put in a 500en piece... I'm glad to see that some sort of measures are taken... I'm not sure how fool-proof the plan is, but it is at least a good start...

Cigarette vending machines pretty much died out here in the United States, as well they should have (along w/ television advertising etcetera....).
 

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Seems like a good idea to me but unless I missed it, I see nowhere in the link that says a similar card will be required for the purchase of beer/alcohol from vending machines.

Will this card also be required to be shown when one is purchasing tobacco/alcohol from a store? as I have seen many cases of HS students purchasing cigarettes in a convenience store or purchasing beer in a liquor store/izakaya and not being carded or questioned at all. If not then it is a complete waste of money and time as, like the US, if the underage want alcohol and cigarettes, they WILL find a way to get it no matter what restrictions/laws are in place, but it is a start.
 
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