The high temperatures and humidity of summer in Japan can be unbearable for travelers. Hydration is important to prevent heat stroke. The fact is that Japan is a vending machine superpower. There are vending machines installed throughout the country, and it is said that the number of vending machines in Japan is in the millions. In addition to beverages, there are also vending machines that sell ice cream, bread, sweets, and other foods and souvenirs unique to their region.
Items in the vending machines are temperature-controlled, so you can cool yourself down with a chilled beverage or relax with a hot drink.
To use the machine, insert cash (bills or coins) and then press the button for the product you want. Alternatively, an increasing number of devices can be used by touching a pre-paid IC (Integrated Circuit) card against them.
Don't forget to dispose of your trash after use.