Japanese Vending Machines

In a previous job I used to travel a lot for work.  And a good deal of my travel was to Japan.  So when I came upon the Vending Machines of Japan, it definitely struck a chord with me.  These things are everywhere over there.  To quote a frequent travel companion at the time, "You can't swing a dead cat without hitting one of those!".

Most of the time where we worked was quite a ways from our hotel.  So a taxi was generally the way to go.  But occasionally we would forgo the taxi and walk back to the hotel.  Our Japanese host always thought we were crazy for walking.  But they weren't aware of our "game".  A little something we called "Vending Machine Hopping".  It was very simple.  Every time you passed a beer vending machine you had to stop and drink one.  Needless to say we were pretty jovial by the time we got back to the Hotel!

Update: 05-12-2004

Okay, I can't say I ever saw this sort of thing while in Japan.  But I can say from being there that this would definately fit in!
May 6, 2004 @ 12:44 pm | Category:
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