Friday, January 16, 2015

Kyoto Vending Machines

Only in Japan can you find umbrellas and beer sold in vending machines on the street!


  1. In hospitals there used to be vending machines that sold arrangements of cut flowers in baskets, I have seen hamburger vending machines, too. There was a microwave inside that 'cooked' the frozen burger and bun before the hamburger dropped down the chute. Only in Japan, eh?!

  2. I never would have imagined! Many years ago, we were able to visit some of my husband's relatives in the Netherlands. When my hubby saw a vending machine with croquettes, his curiosity got the best of him. His grandmother had made these deep fried, breaded meat treats before, but he could not imagine finding them in a vending machine. It must have worked much like the vending machine Queenie mentioned, but my poor husband did not have a clue. He popped the croquette directly into his mouth, not realizing how incredibly HOT it would be. We still chuckle about the memory.

    I cannot say I have ever seen a vending machine with alcoholic beverages - or umbrellas for that matter! Thanks for sharing.