Vending machines make our lives easier. In Japan they are known as jidohanbaiki (自動販売機) or just hanbaiki, and there are more than 5 million of them spread across the country. You can find one or 5 on every corner, even on the doorstep of markets and shops. They can even be in the middle of the bush, and no one breaks or throws garbage nearby.
Most hanbaiki serve hot and cold drinks such as teas, soft drinks, coffees, energy drinks, beers and others. In fact, there are countless amounts of machines that sell even bizarre things that you can't imagine selling in an automatic machine, in this article we will see many types of these machines.
What do Japanese machines sell?
In addition to normal products such as drinks, snacks, sweets, there are some hanbaiki that sell all kinds of rice. Others sell milk, some even sell umbrellas, batteries. There is already one that is a drawer where you can put your cell phone to charge inside. And of course, there are Hanbaiki that sell fruits and vegetables.
It's not just snacks, some vending machines sell real snacks like freshly made hot dogs. In some temples and shrines there are vending machines that sell amulets and draw your luck. Some vending machines dispense ice cream shops, selling ice cream in various flavors.
Why go to the toy store if there is a hanbaiki that sell toys. Those who are embarrassed to go to clothing stores can buy their tie at a hanbaiki. Eggs are also often found in hanbaiki.
There are some machines that sell Cup Noodles. Hanbaiki, which sell clothes, t-shirts and accessories for the shy, also exist. Going to the extreme, there are machines that sell used panties to the perverts on duty. Others sell gold bars. food for carp and bananas.
We cannot forget to mention the vending machines that exist in train stations and other places, which sell train tickets, event tickets or the like. Even gas station There are vending machines.
There are a lot of bizarre vending machines that we haven't mentioned. Some sell bicycles, there is one that even sells cars. just like the konbini These machines make life a lot easier for people in Japan. For you to better explore these machines, let's leave a playlist of videos below our daily Japan channel that shows different hanbaiki.