Here be beer, sake, hot coco, cokes and even corn soup tins, for all your late night needs.
I’ve already blogged about vending machines in Japan, and there should be a cigarette one earlier in the year, but the alcohol ones are pretty cool to. In the middle of the night, getting back from some drinking of my own (with my teachers), I’ll see people stumble or bike pretty steadily to get some more.
You do need to use a special card that you can get by showing your i.d. (to whom I don’t know), but I’m sure, like the under-aged in the U.S., the under-aged in Japan have found some way to beat the system (is this being cynical or realistic?)