Located in used tire mart Sagamihara Store, The Hot Food Vending Machine Park in Sagamihara is one of the best places to see Japanese Vending Machine history
These machines range from the 1950s to today. Saito-san (owner) has been collecting and repairing old vending machines since 2016 to please waiting customers at his tire business, and his hobby has become a treat for everyone who wants hot food served from a vending machine.
Japanese Hot Food Vending Machines are becoming extinct. Since its peak in 1985 when 250,000 food machines were all over the country, it's rare to find one these days. The reason: Convenient Stores. The quality and price has gotten to the point where the machines are obsolete.