The vending machine corner at a used tire store in Sagamihara is home to an enormous number of vintage Japanese vending machines.

We’re not just talking hot and cold drinks here. The tire shop has an amazing array of some of the most innovative, jerry-rigged contraptions you can imagine.

The store is located about a 25-minute walk from both Harataima and Banda stations on the JR Sagami Line. Although you get to Banda Station first when coming from Hashimoto Station, the facilities are bare-bones and the station is surrounded by dense suburban streets. Instead, we recommend alighting at Haraitama Station and taking the East Exit. Here you also have the option of jumping in a taxi. Buses are also available, but they aren’t much quicker than walking.