Monday, July 5, 2010
There are many vending machines everywhere in Japan. I used to buy canned coffee and juice from it all the time.
The vending machines talk too. They say, "irasshaimase" or "welcome" when you put money and "arigatogozaimashita" or "thank you very much" when you pick a drink.
Mostly they are for soft drinks, but there are vending machines that sell other items.
Here is a photo of a cigarette vending machine.
This one sells alcohol. You can see Asahi and Kirin.
I could not find photos of the others, but I have seen ones with ice cream, rice, magazines, and other products. It is convenient that you don't need to be in a line at a store.