A. VM = vending machine in below.
Following the previous post, today I’m writing about non-beverage VM. Burgers, udon noodles, takoyaki octopus balls VM are sometimes found at toll road service area, frozen in the machine, heated up when it comes out. Cigarette VM everywhere, you need to apply for a card to scan and prove you are over 20. Peeled and cut ready-to-eat fruits VM which I’m not sure if we really need it. Ice-cream VM at stations, lifesaver in mid summer because summer in Japan is brutal. Diaper VM, when you run our of diaper for your baby, you can get 2 from VM, not a whole package of 20 ! Try-your-luck VM, you put 1000yen and you get junk or Nintendo 3DS for example. Egg VM at entrance of chicken firm. Everything-you-need-to-dip-in-Onsen VM at some Onsen (hot spring or spa). This EYNTDIO VM is amazing. Let’s say you go for a day trip to Hakone, which is very famous for Onsen, to see lakes and Mt. Fuji and you come across Onsen which wasn’t on your plan but you want to try. No worries ! They have EVERYTHING you need in VM. Towel, shampoo and conditioner, razor, shower cap if you don’t want to wet you hair, hair elastic to tie your hair up (dipping hair in Onsen is considered bad manner !), even underwear !