While out and about in Japan, even just in my every day life (i.e. not traveling) I always have a camera with me. So one day when I was out for a bike ride in Toyota City, I was happy to have my camera on me when I rode past this…

Egg vending machine in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Panasonic DMC-LX3 (5.1mm, f/4, 1/800 sec, ISO80)
Delicious eggs: “oishii-tomago”

There are some strange vending machines in Japan, but this is one of the weirder ones I’ve seen in real life. The machine dispenses plastic containers of 20 eggs, ranging in price from ¥300 to ¥500. I didn’t buy any at the time (I would have if I was in my car), but you’d assume that after paying your yen, the small doors slide open to reveal a batch of eggs.

Translation of Japanese on this vending machine:

  • The kanji characters at the top of the machine say:  安全 「anzen, safe」 and 安心 「anshin, peace of mind」
  • The large red writing in the white circles says: たまご 「tamago, egg」
  • The blue writing above the 4 photos of eggs says: おいしいたまご 「oishii-tamago, delicious eggs」

This vending machine was spotted in south Toyota City, somewhere between Suenohara and Ekaku Stations.

More Japanese vending machines.