To the Japanese, the slimy fermented soybeans known as natto make a power-packed, nutrient-rich breakfast. Foreigners, on the other hand, tend to avoid its acquired taste and texture. But if you’re craving this Japanese superfood while on the move, head over to Ikejiri-Ohashi Station (west exit) and grab a pack at this vending machine located in front of natto speciality shop Natto Kobo Sendaiya. ¥180 for three boxes
Japan is the vending machine capital of the world. In fact, there are so many of these dispensers in the country that the ratio is estimated to be one vending machine per 23 people. While drinks are the most common item you can purchase at the press of a button, Tokyo’s vending machines have gone above and beyond to offer everything from cut fresh fruit and cooking condiments to idol photographs as well as anime and manga merchandise. Here are some of the most outlandish vending machines in the city, including one selling mystery items, which you won’t know what the content is until you’ve torn open the nondescript wrapping.
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