vending machines

New vending machines around Japan dispense popular Pokémon goods with interactive Pikachu

Looking for some Pokémon merchandise? Pop by a Pokémon Stand!

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Japanese vending machines loan out free, recycled umbrellas during the country’s stormy summer

No purchase required, consideration for others strongly encouraged.

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Weird Japanese vending machine art installation has us sweaty, disturbed

Stay out too long in the direct heat, and this is what might happen to you.

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This may look like an ordinary vending machine from afar, but it’s a different picture up close

What’s unique about this vending machine may draw your eye if you look carefully enough.

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Japanese vending machines set to become cooler than ever by selling sub-zero soft drinks

New machines to go into service in time for Japan’s steamy summer months.

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Japanese Twitter falls in love with unusual vending machine in Akihabara

There’s good reason why people from around Tokyo are making the trip to Electric Town to get a taste of these special beverages.

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We buy plastic food samples from a Japanese vending machine with Mr Sato

Come with us as we track down the unusual machine in Tokyo.

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Mr Sato shows us how to buy bubble wrap from one of the most unusual vending machines in Japan

The interesting operating system for buying metres of bubble wrap involves the use of a gacha capsule toy machine.

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Japan’s drinkable cake in a can is here, but how does it taste? We find out

Strawberry shortcake in beverage form is Japan’s latest vending machine temptation.

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It’s a cake in a can! Shake and drink liquid strawberry shortcake now available in Japan

Now you can drink strawberry shortcake from a can — and even shake it to the consistency of your choice!

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Here’s where to find possibly Japan’s cheapest, most mysterious vending machine

Local landmark lets you quench your thirst and satisfy your curiosity with just one of Japan’s cheapest vending machine-usable coins.

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Create your own personalised Japanese Kit Kats with new vending machine in Kyoto

The only thing better than a box of Japanese Kit Kats is one you’ve made yourself.

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Japanese “Receipt Manga” machine discovered at Akihabara 【Video】

This is the most entertaining way to buy a Japanese manga comic!

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In Japan, you can now get Coca-Cola pre-mixed with coffee【Taste test】

Vending machine-exclusive delivers more caffeine than standard Coke.

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Vending machine that serves handmade gyoza found in Yokohama!

This restaurant-machine fusion is one small step for vending, one giant leap for vending-machine-kind.

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Baskin-Robbins unveils its only ice cream vending machine in Japan, and it’s in an odd location

Nothing says summer like delicious ice cream… and roadside toilets.

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Freemason toys now on sale in Japan

A shadowy organisation wreathed in mystery and the basis of a thousand and one conspiracy theories, now with collectibles!

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“Why Japan has so many vending machines” video makes some good points, but misses key factors

Some of the reasons Japan loves vending machines have nothing to do with an aging society of love of robots.

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Japanese origami vending machine makes news around the country

The unusual machine with the sweet folded paper designs is warming people’s hearts around Japan.

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Send a free drink to a friend with Japan’s newest coinless vending machines【Video】

We try out the new system at a high-tech digital vending machine in Tokyo.

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