Strange products sold at vending machines in Japan

Matome Culture & Lifestyle
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 18:49

Minor brand can coffee vender machine

A stray man (迷い人) coffee
A stray man (迷い人) coffee
A stray man coffee.
This product looks like a can coffee. But totally minor brand.

I have lived in Japan for nearly 30 years but I have never seen this can coffee...

Kit Kat chocolate bar vender machine

Kit Kat chocolate bar
Kit Kat chocolate bar
Source: Naver
Kit Kat is one of the most famous chocolate bars in Japan.
But never seen selling at vending machine

Banana vender machine

Banana vender
Banana vender
Source: Naver
The famous fruit company Dole made this Banana vender.
In Japan, some people like to eat banana in the morning.

Anything-for-lunch vender machine

Lunch vender machine
Lunch vender machine
They sell oden, ramen noodle, soba noodle, pasta and calorie mates in one vender.

Oh yes of course they sell bottled tea too!

Oden vender machine

Oden vender
Oden vender
Oden vender is rather famous in Japan even though I have never seen anybody who bought it.
They also offers cold oden too.
Oden (おでん) is a Japanese dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon, konjac, and processed fishcakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth. Ingredients vary according to region and between each household. Karashi is often used as a condiment.
Source: Wikipedia

Cooking soba noodle or ramen noodle on the spot vender machine

Soba and ramen noodle vender
Soba and ramen noodle vender
They are not selling cup noodles.
They cook soba noodle and ramen noodle in this vender machine.

The outcome is this
↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
Soba noodle
Soba noodle

Baking toasts vender machine

Baking toasts veneder
Baking toasts veneder
This vender seems to slices of toasts.
After purchase, this machine starts to bake.
It looks quite old, I don't see any of these kind recently.
Baked toast
Baked toast
Baked toast
Baked toast

Hamburger vender

Hamburger vender
Hamburger vender
Just like baked toast vender I mentioned, this is quite similar hamburger vender.

After purchase, this machine start to bake.

Cup noodle vender machine

Cup noodle vender
Cup noodle vender
This vender sells cup noodles.
When you buy one, ordinary cup noodle come out from bottom.
And you can pour hot water from black space on the left of vender.

Beetle vender machine

Beetle vender
Beetle vender
This is very very rare vender machine, probably only found at rural area.

They sell real beetles.
It seems, male beetle 300 JPY, female beetle 100 JPY.

Random vender machine

Random vender machine
Random vender machine
This is random vender machine.
If you pay 1,000 JPY, you can get any one of things in the photo.

You can find it in Roppongi. However I have to say, be careful.
It can be a completely a waste of money.

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