Monday, January 24, 2011

Mega Jidohanbaiki!!



I'm going to do a series on vending machines (jidohanbaiki), and I'll start with the biggest, baddest, and probably the most expensive vending machine I've seen in Japan thus far. It's a walk-in machine made by Mediacure. I assume it's some sort of famous singers theme machine? TVs all along the outside and inside, and full sound. It's bigger than most platform mini convenience stores at the train stations!

This one was located at the Ikebukuro Station along the counterclockwise direction Yamanote-sen (so going towards Shinjuku Sta.). Will this machine ever make it's money back? I don't think so, but clearly this is some sort of marketing campaign, intending to do more than just sell drinks......any ideas? I'm thirsty though.......I feel like a Royal Milk Tea.......

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