Everyone loves the ice cream truck, coming down the street on a hot summer day loaded with every variety of ice cream a kid can imagine. The only thing better would be a vending machine, so you wouldn’t have to wait in anticipation for the ice cream truck, right? Thankfully, Japan’s marketing department has heard your pleas and you will find ice cream vending machines placed strategically around the country, including this one at our local train station. This technology wonder tells you the internal temperature of the machine (-23C) and takes both cash and transit card balances. Ice cream, anyone?