Japanese Vending Machines combine technology with convenience.
Now, let’s take that to the next level – THE VENDING MACHINE RESTAURANT
★ No staff at all
★ It’s super clean
★ Retro machines
★ It’s fast, cheap and fun!
This is Jihankishokudo 自販機食堂 (Automat Diner) located in Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture. The owner wanted to make a place where anyone can go to get a meal and have fun! He certainly succeeded.
The food vending machines:
The soba, udon and ramen vending machine
* Chashu-men (with meat) ramen and tenpura udon
330 to 400 yen
The toast sandwich vending machine
* Anko & Cheese or Italian toast sandwich
The hot burger vending machine
* Cheeseburger, Curry Burger or Tar Tar Meat Sauce Burger
There’s also an old Coca-cola bottle vending machine, a cupnoodle machine, a vending machine with store souvenirs and some gachapon machines.
What was most impressive was that the restaurant was super clean.
There’s no staff so people clean up after themselves recycling and wiping up where they sat and ate.
Where is Jihankishokudo?
Address: 〒372-0833 群馬県伊勢崎市富塚町293−3 パレス本丸
The nearest JR station is HONJO 本庄駅
and then a 10 minute taxi ride / 1800 yen or 40 minutes to walk it.
Tobu Isesaki Line stop in SHIN-ISESAKI
Joetsu Shinkansen stop is WASEDA-HONJO早稲田本庄 then a 15 minute taxi ride, approx 2500 yen
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