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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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