Japan is known for it's obsession with vending machines, just talk a walk in any city in Japan and you will see "jihanki" machines everywhere you go. The country has the highest ratio of vending machines to landmass in the whole world. With so many machines, you get a wide variety of merchandise available to buy in them as well. Everything from batteries to live animals are available for purchase in these machines that hum on every street corner.
Not only are vending machines convenient, but they are also a symbol of the culture of Japan. In other countries it would be impossible to have millions of unmanned vending machines on every street around the city. They would be broken, vandalized, and product would be stolen. But the fact that situations like this are rare, show how safe Japan really is, and how low the crime rate is. Machines also show that Japan is a country built around convenience. In a place where work ethic is held at high importance, convenience is a necessity. Which is why Japan has a vending machine for every situation and purchase you may need to make.
Today we are going to look at more unusual things you can purchase in vending machines, so click start slide show below to see Japan's strangest vending machines: