I introduced some unique vending machines in Japan. I want to introduce another one.
That is the vending machine selling train tickets. I don’t think that being sold train tickets by vending machine is unusual in the world – including in Japan.
What is unique is the tickets are discounted and the company selling those tickets isn’t the train company. Although the destinations are limited – to OSAKA station, KYOTO station and so on.
There are some vending machines, which sell discounted tickets of JR line, around TAKATSUKI station. And I saw them at some stations.
They are profitable, right?