vending machines

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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Bottles containing flying fish now available from Japanese vending machines in Tokyo

Now you can get your flying fish soup stock at any time of the day or night in Japan’s capital.

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Tokyo travel tip: Use all of your leftover yen coins at Narita Airport’s huge capsule toy area

Change your pocketfull of change into a fistfuls of cool souvenirs from your trip to Japan.

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Cats cosplay as bunnies in Japan with new capsule toy feline hat collection

Rabbits are the latest trend to sweep through the world of feline cosplay.

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Japan’s vending machines somehow become even more awesome with amazing new canned soup flavor

Demi-glace soup is the fanciest-sounding, best-tasting machine-sold canned treat we’ve had in a long time.

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New “All Night Cat Watch” toy series created in Japan to keep late sleepers company

You’ll never be lonely burning the midnight oil with one of these exhausted kitties diligently working by your side!

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Japanese vending machines now stock Pikachu drinks!

Recharge your batteries with Pikachu juice, in three gorgeous designs.

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Japanese vending machines now dispense adorably weird cat and crow figurines!

It might sound like a strange coupling, but there’s actually a valid reason for this six-part collection!

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Japanese vending machines now dispense cute cup clinging cats!

Enjoy a litter of cats in your milk with these eight adorable designs!

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Turn your pets into cute police officers with a hat from a Japanese vending machine!

Give your pup the gift of authority with a hat from this adorable 5-piece collection.

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Japanese capsule toy vending machine area for women includes Sailor Moon items for a limited time

The “Brilliant Capsule” sales area in Shinjuku is filled with plenty of adorable and ladylike anime goods!

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Self-freezing bottled Coca-Cola now available at convenience store vending machines in Japan

Stored at temperatures below freezing, the drink magically turns to ice inside the bottle after opening.

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Godzilla and fellow kaiju monsters apologise at Japanese press conference for acts of destruction

And every formal Japanese-style apology comes with a heartfelt bow.

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Female Japanese tanuki racoon dogs get a chance to shine in new lineup of gacha capsule toys

Male raccoon dog statues are often displayed with their large, uh, family jewels outside Japanese eateries, but soon female tanuki will shine with a different set of large assets.

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Our reporters Mr. Sato and Yoshio go chasing their youths at a noodle vending machine 【Pictures】

Noodle soup for the soul…served by a machine!

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Cute hedgehog cup clingers from Japan join you for a drink in seven cute varieties

Drinking is a time for cute company in Japan.

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New Japanese gacha capsule vending machine toys bring you sheep’s clothing to dress your cats in

Cats can now cosplay as their lamb spirit animal with five cute new bonnet designs.

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New gachapon vending machine capsule toy range features miniature sweaters for water bottles

Move over water bottle panties, it’s time to dress up your drinks with a fashionable over-the-shoulder sweater that takes its styling cues from Beat Takeshi.

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Japanese vending machine trash cans come to life in cute Tokyo photo collection

Japanese vending machines always get lavished with attention but now it’s time for their trash cans to step into the spotlight.

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