Encountered my first vending machine on the night I arrived! These things are supposed to be everywhere in Japan, about 3.8 million to be exact (they even have one at the TOP of Mt. Fuji!). Some peculiar drinks in here though.
Interesting fact: Vending machines in Japan are all equipped with a sticker that shows their location. This is a huge help if your lost but the main reason behind these stickers is a partnership between police/emergency respondents and the vending machines industry. The sticker allowed them to track and locate crime/disaster events much more efficiently.