vending machines

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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Botched art restorations become Japanese gacha capsule toys

Restoration fails remind us to keep our own mistakes in perspective.

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Japanese green tea vending machine has a puppet show that tells the story behind the drink

The Oi Ocha Karakuri machine is something you have to see to believe.

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Coca-Cola debuts drinkable dashi delicacy for diners on the dash

Vending machine gourmands rejoice! Coca-Cola’s Go:Good line has a new meal you can buy in a can and gulp down.

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Miniature sento bathhouse range is this season’s must-buy gacha capsule toy collection

Relieve stress with the soothing setting of a Japanese public bathhouse. 

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New Tokyo vending machine has nothing but apple juice, but all different kinds from Japan’s north

A taste tour of Tohoku is waiting inside two Tokyo train stations.

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First-ever foot-operated vending machine appears in Japan during pandemic

Revolutionary new system aims to keep your hands clean but people aren’t entirely sold on the idea. 

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Japanese vending machines now sell pandemic goods

Welcome to the new normal.

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Mysterious eyes found in Japanese vending machine coin slot

There’s something living inside this machine!

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DyDo is offering Japan’s first “reverse” vending machine of drinks for a very limited time

New vending machine prioritizes nutritional information over product packaging.

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We splurge at the new Blue Bottle Coffee vending machines in Tokyo

Mr Sato tells us what he thinks of US$6 canned coffee.

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Wanna win a Nintendo Switch? You can with this gigantic gacha capsule machine in Nara【Photos】

We try our luck and get pleasantly surprised.

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