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Yet Another Crazy Japanese Innovation – a Sake Vending Machine!

As you probably already know, Japan has a lot of weird and interesting innovations which includes a variety of out-of-this-world vending machines. Some of the most bizarre and craziest ones include the banana vending machine, the rice vending machine, and the egg vending machine. With that said, how would you react if a sake vending…

Dining Out in Japan? Here Are 11 Useful Things That You Should Know

Today, I am going to introduce you to 11 useful things that you should know when it comes to having a meal in Japan or having a meal with your Japanese friends. From the moment you set foot in a restaurant until you leave, this article has got you covered! 1. Food sample I have…

Looking for the Perfect Summer Thirst Quencher? The New Honey Lemongina is Here!

Japan is the land of amazing beauty and seasonal changes. However, the summer can be brutal with its record humidity and heat. Thank God for the ubiquitous convenience stores and drink vending machines easily available to quench your thirst. The options are endless, from the standard water to even cream corn soup! By far one…

14 Things to Love about Japan that is Difficult for other Countries to Beat!

Perhaps you’re familiar with all of the points below, and some of you may even have similar experiences in your home country or have experienced it in other places all around the world. So what’s the difference? photo-ac.com The answer is, Japan have turned these ideas into a whole new (and sometimes more extreme) level…
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3 Cool Vending Machines Not to Miss When Traveling Through Haneda Airport!

We all know that Japan is a cool country with plenty of innovative technology being used everywhere. And one of the most noticeable things in Japan is the large variety of vending machines available in almost every street corner! From cool to some of the weirdest items you can think of, Japan has created a…

Welcome to the Japanese Vending Machine Restaurant With No Staff!

Everyone knows that Japan is the land of convenience. From an easy access metro system, convenience stores that allow you to do everything from paying bills to buying theater tickets and, of course, the fan favorite – vending machines! There seems to be one on every block and corner selling everything from drinks, bananas, and…

Everyday Attractions: 3 Unremarkable Things that Tourists Love in Japan

When planning a holiday abroad, tourists flock to main attractions like bees to a honey pot. Even the smaller, less well-known attractions are gaining their fair share of visitors these days with the ‘off the beaten track’ section now a firm favourite in most popular guide books. But aside from these attractions, whether big or…

Collect All the Cute Cat Toys from Japan’s Capsule Vending Machines!

Don’t you just love the anticipation of getting something out of a capsule vending machine? Now there is a cute new series available from these machines, also called ‘gashapon’ (or ‘gachapon’), only in Japan. There is just something interesting about tiny cooking toys. Strangely, they can be more captivating and fun compared to actual cooking…

3 Things You Might Not Know Japanese Vending Machines Can Do!

Everywhere you look in Japan, no doubt it’s hard to miss the widespread varieties of vending machines or 自動販売機/自販機 (Jidouhanbaiki/ Jihanki) in the country. From the most common products like warm and cold drinks to the most unusual selection of fruits, clothing and even food, you’ll surely find them here. Nowadays, a number of vending…

How to Use the Ordering Machines at Japanese Restaurants

It is never easy to order food in a foreign country if you can´t speak the local language, but in Japan, ordering food in some places is not only easy, but also very entertaining! Some restaurant chains use a very technological ordering system. Right next to the entrance door, on the inside (and sometimes outside),…