Japanese Oddity: Vending Machines
Japan has the highest number of vending machines per capita. All across Japan you'll find machines selling all sorts of items—coffee in cans (hot or cold), sushi, umbrellas, alcohol, pornography, trinkets, noodles, books, eggs, and so much more. Machines dispensing alcohol, cigarettes, or pornography have an eye-scanning system to determine your age. Be warned that the coffee machines sweeten the canned coffee with condensed milk (too sweet for me). Japan's vending machines are definitely unique.
By Clare Olivares, AFAR Local Expert
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