In Japan you’ll see vending machines absolutely everywhere, but you’ll also see Gacha Gacha machines everywhere as well :)
Every supermarket, shopping mall, department store, and even some local shops will have these things usually near the entrances……and that’s just a few of the places they can be found.
In one department store I think I saw more gacha gacha machines together in one place than I’ve ever seen before >.>
They dispense little capsules with a toy inside and there are all sorts of different ones to collect, and for all ages. At the moment it seems like soft squishy things are very popular to collect.
We found this time that there are also banks of machines at the airport; maybe as a result of capsule collecting becoming more and more popular with foreign tourists…..it’s a good way to use up spare coins before you fly home though ;P