With over 5.52 million available vending machines nationwide, there is no need for you to search for it whenever you are in need of something especially beverages. Each vending machine has a sensor with the mechanism that can recognize different Japanese currency; both bills and coins. The first vending machines in Japan sold cigarettes in 1888. These days, necessary items like hot and cold beverages, magazines, fruits like bananas and apples, ice cream in different flavors, capsule toys, eggs, noodles and a lot more are just one touch away. Vending machines are scattered everywhere in Japan. You can see them along the streets, at the station, in and outside the buildings, and even on some express trains and bullet trains. The idea of having the vending machines which operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week is one of the reasons why life in Japan is very convenient. Undoubtedly, it is one of the greatest invention ever made for convenience purposes. Sales from vending machines reach over 6.9 trillion yen annually. You have to do a lot of walking in Japan so when you get tired and thirsty, vending machines are ready to provide you different kinds of beverages like water, juice, coffee, tea, etc. and another benefit of using vending machines is you don’t need to line up to pay.
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