Drinking in Japan: Part II

japan vending machines
It’s common knowledge even among many people who have never been to Japan that Vending machines here are Serious Business. While people often post photos of some of the weirder things that are occasionally discovered in them, drinks are still by far and away the most common type of product; a dizzying array of fruit juices, both hot and cold teas and coffees, soups, flavoured waters, vitamin drinks, and regular or limited edition soft drinks are perfectly normal fare, and these products are usually fairly easy for foreign visitors to work out. Sometimes however, there’s no handy picture or other hint to convey exactly what type of drink or flavour is being advertised, making it essentially impossible for to identify what it might taste like simply by looking. Continue reading “Drinking in Japan: Part II”