vending machines

Mr Sato makes a frightening purchase at an Akihabara vending machine

A product literally shrouded in mystery. 

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Japanese convenience store’s love letter vending machine proves they really do sell everything

Rural convenience store at anime holy site offers canned coffee and bittersweet romance from same machine.

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Monjayaki vending machine appears in Tokyo

An unprecedented development for Tokyo’s famous specialty soul food.

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The most preposterous “adult” gacha capsule toys at Akihabara Station

Gacha collections so weird we can’t work out why they were even made.

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Mr. Sato eats luxurious fish from a vending machine, doesn’t get food poisoning

Mr. Sato taste tests some famous fish from Shizuoka.

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Tokyo’s new frozen ramen vending machines and brain-breakingly amazing【Taste test】

Ramen Stock 24 baffles our minds and delights our souls.

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We visit the “vending machine that makes wishes come true”

A rather unusual place to have your dreams granted in Japan.

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Cans of 7-Up discontinued in Japan, production quietly stopped last January

7-Up, Japan hardly knew ye.

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“The best curry I’ve ever had in my life, ever” comes from a Tokyo curry vending machine

There’s a lot of great curry inside this machine, but one in particular is really something special.

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Ramen vending machine in Tokyo satisfies noodle and gyoza cravings at any time of day or night

New “Dohiemon” vending machine introduces us to the future of ramen.

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Japan’s most iconic vending machine food returns, but without the machines?!?

Nichirei’s Hot Food returns, thanks to the very thing that caused it to disappear in the first place.

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Kiss Choco Mint: New Japanese drink challenges all our minty preconceptions

“Unprecedented combination” of chocolate mint and carbonic acid surprises us with its flavour.

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Coca-Cola’s new Coke ON subscription service makes Japanese vending machines more fun to use

For a monthly fee, collect a daily drink from any Coke ON eligible vending machine!

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Some of Japan’s most iconic vending machines will soon be no more

You might have to start buying your grilled rice balls from a convenience store instead.

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We buy oysters from a Japanese vending machine

Raw seafood and a microwave is today’s weird vending machine find of the day. 

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Japanese vending machines now sell pearl jewellery

But are they good enough to pass as a White Day gift?

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Japanese vending machine sells PCR tests at 350-year-old temple in Tokyo【Photos】

We pick up a testing kit at the last place we ever expected to find one.

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A Japanese vending machine perfect for samurai

If vending machines existed in the Edo Period, they would’ve looked like this. 

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Retro noodle soup vending machine is immortalized in an udon soup-flavored pound cake

One noodle-dispensing vending machine in the north of Japan is so beloved that you can now buy it in dessert form with a special box.

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Newest weird Japanese vending machine beverage: Dashi fish soup from…Coca-Cola?!?

The piscatorial pause that refreshes?

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