Vending machines are found everywhere throughout Japan
The United States leads the world for total amount of vending machines but Japan is number one when it comes to the amount of vending machines per square kilometer.
One reason for this is that Japan’s crime rate is very low so vending machines are very
secure in most locations.
Various types of goods are found in vending machines and you might be surprised to find, out of the ordinary items such as fruit, newspapers, books, and souvenirs. Most recently vending machine technology has been using a facial recognition system that allows the vending machine to make product suggestions to the consumer. These vending machines are found in the East Japan Railway Company’s train stations.
Japanese vending machines are a whole tourist attraction on their own and we recommend you try using one for the experience.