Photo: Twitter/@Hirorodev

The first ever pizza-dispensing vending machine in Japan now operating in Hiroshima

By Dale Roll, SoraNews24

Despite the fact that vending machines are everywhere in Japan, those that sell chips, crackers, and other snack foods are, surprisingly, not very common. In actual fact, for some reason Japan seems to prefer vending machines that serve hot food like hamburgers, gyoza, and curry rice.

Now we can add pizza to that list. The Pizza Self 24-hour vending machine in Hiroshima sells fresh-out-of-the-oven, tasty pizzas in front of a local video and CD rental shop, so that when you go to rent your favorite movie on Friday night, you can conveniently pick up a pizza for dinner, too.

The machine currently offers two kinds of pizzas: margherita pizza for 980 yen and 4-cheese pizza for 1,280 yen. Once a choice has been selected and the money paid, the machine gets to work making your pizza, which takes just five minutes.

Now, some of you might be wondering, how good can a pizza from a vending machine be? I’ll admit that the above photo of their 4-cheese pizza by Twitter user @Hirorodev, which doesn’t look like the best of pizzas, sparks a little doubt in my heart. But apparently it betrayed their expectations in a very good way. “It has blue cheese on it!” one netizen wrote. “It’s pretty legit!”

Plus, the netizen noticed this plaque of manufacturing information on the machine…Doesn’t it look like it might have been imported from Italy?! Hold your horses, friends, this vending machine pizza really might be good.

What’s more, not only is the pizza fresh and tasty, but it also comes with a box, a plastic bag to carry it home with, and a pizza roller to slice it with when you get home. All for less than 12 dollars!

Unsurprisingly it’s become quite a popular attraction, and even though there are apparently both a Pizza Hut and Dominos in the area, it seems like even in the wee hours of the night people are waiting in line for their chance to sample the fresh, cheap, convenient pizza.

The vending machine is located in front of the Tsutaya in Kusunoki, which is a 12-minute walk from Shin Hakushima Station, the next station over from Hiroshima Station itself. If you’re planning to do a food tour of Hiroshima soon, make sure you hit up this vending machine along with the crazy cheap tonkatsu and the crème marche desserts.

Vending Machine Location

Tsutaya Kusunoki Branch / TSUTAYA楠木店

Hiroshima-ken Hiroshima-shi Nishi-ku Kusunokicho 4 Chome-9-26


Source: Twitter/@Hiroredev via My Game News Flash

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Frozen pizza, reheated in a microwave, all inside a vending machine for 10 bucks? No thanks!

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"Frozen pizza, reheated in a microwave", for 10 bucks, which is pretty much what every chainten is offering anyway

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The point of these machines is that it’s not frozen pizza! If it’s the same as the machines I’ve seen in Europe, it makes the pizza from scratch. Pretty cool

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gogogoToday  07:27 am JST

“Frozen pizza, reheated in a microwave”

If the article had said, “the machine gets to work heating your pizza”, I would think you are right. But it clearly says, “the machine gets to work making your pizza”.

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