Japan Insider Guide videos: Vending machines

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Vending machines; a convenient find when there isn’t a regular shop. Overpriced sweets, fizzy drinks that explode after hitting the opening and crisps that get stuck on the shelf. Useful, if a little frustrating. Not so in Japan.

You might wonder why we’d create a whole video about them. Did Inside Japan run out of ideas? We have been going for 17 years after all.

But those who have visited Japan will give a knowing nod. For, like many things, Japan do vending machines a little differently. Friend, and tour leader, Brett Plotz give us the lowdown.


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