While buying a beer from the “cans shop”, a conveniently placed vending machine on the same floor as your hotel room, is certainly convenient, it’s not your cheapest option.

Japanese beer vending machine

Japanese Beer Vending Machine
Beer vending machine found on each floor of Hotel New Hankyu

The cost of beer in Japan varies depending on the location. Basically, the more convenient, the more expensive.

At this hotel, the Hotel New Hankyu in Osaka, each floor has a “convenience corner”. This is basically just a tiny room with a couple of vending machines.

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