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  • We're on a special mission today

  • we're going to look for the craziest thing we can find inside a Japanese vending machine,

  • and we only have one morning to do it.

  • Are we going to get on, Dude? Yea.

  • Super cool! Oh yea, and it's empty!

  • With so little time to complete our mission,

  • we're heading to one of Tokyo's most eclectic and iconic locations: Akihabara. Let's go!

  • [Life in Japan Theme Song]

  • Japan has a unique feel and culture all its own, including tight cities and bustling public transportation.

  • But one thing you can't help but to notice is the sure amount of vending machines.

  • They're everywhere, even at the top of mountains!

  • We've come across unique vending machines we haven't seen anywhere else, and that gave us the idea of this video.

  • We're on a mission to Akihabara to find the most unique vending machine experience possible.

  • What did you do with your hair?!

  • It's so colorful, huh?

  • My hair is so green! Your hair is so green too.

  • What about me? Yea, yours is pretty freakin cool, Dude!

  • To get there we have to transfer trains at the world's busiest train station in Shinjuku.

  • Doing this with our families can be challenge, so we're going early on a Saturday to avoid congestion.

  • Oh look at this. This is like a present.

  • Let's go get this area right here.

  • What are you reading, Anna?

  • The Berenstain Bears get in a fight.

  • Oh no! Anna

  • And then at the next stop are we getting off?

  • [Announcement] The next station is Yoyogi...

  • Japan's love for vending machines is arguably greater than any other country in the world,

  • as there is an average of 1 vending machine per 23 people in Japan. That's crazy!

  • The most normal thing you find inside vending machines are drinks, hot and cold.

  • But that's only where it begins.

  • You can go up there and see the guy drive the train.

  • Look, look! He's driving the train!

  • Can you see him? Yea.

  • You can see the city and all the skyscrapers down there too.

  • I want to drive the train one time.

  • Riding along the Chuo Sobu Line, Akihabara is the stop that intersects Japan's most famous train line: the Yamanote.

  • The train line opened in 1885 and connects many of Tokyo's major areas via a 34 and a half kilometer ring.

  • Akihabara should be the perfect place to find some unusual items.

  • Debbieit's this stop, OK?

  • [Announcement] The next station is Akihabara, JB19.

  • The doors on the left side will open.

  • I feel like we arrived at Disney!

  • We made it!

  • Already! LookCan we have ice cream?

  • That one's like a screen where you can just touch. That's cool, huh?

  • Most of them have drinks, right? Hot drinks, cold drinks.

  • Hot drinks, cold drinks.

  • But this one has ice cream!

  • Oh my goodness!

  • Let's go!

  • Dude! A big Nintendo thing, huh?

  • Our first stop will be at a corner known for its old vending machines with unusual items.

  • It's a short 10 minute walk from the station.

  • I see one, but it only says "Coca-Cola."

  • Guys, I see it! See what?

  • It's right on the corner there.

  • Well, let's see what kinds of crazy things...

  • Look at this! There's balls!

  • Oh there you go.

  • What kinds of funny things do you see? Look!

  • Ball! It's like canned food you can buy in there.

  • And balls! And balls! Do you need some balls?

  • Look at those bugs!

  • Wow, look at these bugs!

  • What in the world! Batteries.

  • Or batteries. Hey, look at this.

  • What? Bellssome jingle bells.

  • Oh my goodness guys, what's the weirdest thing you see in here?

  • What is that? Let's see what we can find.

  • You can buy batteries... Or some crazy bugs

  • Or you can buy some chocolate coins...

  • Chocolate coins? Right there.

  • Do you see that? Oh yea!

  • They're not that expensive either, look at that.

  • I don't think you can really buy stuff.

  • Oh, I bet you can buy it.

  • I'm sure you can buy it. Why else would it be here, plugged in?

  • I tempted to buy something...

  • I know, I think we should buy something, but let's see what else they have first.

  • What are those? Surprise boxes? That's crazy!

  • Popcorn! Popcorn! Oh my goodness, popcorn!

  • They have a popcorn one Ruth.

  • Look... Oh, they have popcorn!

  • It's not working.

  • Look, you can get a Shinkansen train.

  • Look at this thing... Is there an entrance?!

  • Yeah! For real?

  • Yes. There's more.

  • Oh my goodness! I figured it out.

  • Oh my goodness!

  • I want to get out, please! I want to get out!

  • I don't like it in there.

  • Hi! What? Oh!

  • You can get popcorn. Does that one work?

  • It says... yea, I think so.

  • What's the sign on it?

  • Oh, sold out, sold out. Awww.

  • No! That one's not. That's a nice way to say it doesn't work anymore.

  • My goodness, that's so narrow.

  • [Debbie] I'm going to try going in there. [Sarah] It's not narrow for me.

  • OK - Chip Stars? I think I'll just buy some chips.

  • You can buy some meat sauce. Just what you're wanting, some meat sauce.

  • Weird! We are not going to eat this.

  • Oh my goodness, look at that! Oh no! It's taped?!

  • Look at that! Oh my goodness! No! Gross!

  • You gotta open it! I'm not going to open it!

  • Let's see, what did you guys get? No! It's Corona Virus!

  • Yea really! What is that?

  • I bought it! You bought it?!

  • Yes! Look at it!

  • I'm not, I'm not... Dude!

  • That is like the shadiest looking thing.

  • That is the shadiest thing I've ever seen!

  • I can't believe you just paid for it. How much did it cost? 160 Yen

  • Really, we probably should have known better, buying chips right next to bugs...

  • It's been in there since the 80s.

  • We'll buy some real stuff for you. That was crazy, guys.

  • Alright, we're going to go find some less risky jidouhambaikis [vending machines].

  • Oh the yellow trees are still so... oh! They have ramen!

  • It's magic. It's kind of magical, huh?

  • I'm all about ramen.

  • OK, let's keep going.

  • It's green, let's cross. Let's cross!

  • Along the way we came across some Japanese pancakes that looked delicious.

  • We had to stop and try some, especially since we struck out at our first stop.

  • Should we try a Bacon and Egg one?

  • Bacon and Egg? Oh, Strawberry Cream and Chocolate!

  • One Bacon and Egg please.

  • What's it taste like Becca?

  • Good?

  • Ok, well it's very hot.

  • Oh, yummy!

  • Izy's going to try one! Is that the Chocolate and cream?

  • Yeah..

  • OK, let's go guys?

  • It's time for our next stop,

  • a unique vending machine that apparently has some expensive items inside.

  • Here's a bunch of vending machines, but these aren't them.

  • Aww.

  • Dude- look at that!

  • Colonel Sanders

  • King's Treasure Box. My goodness.

  • It's a vending machine, but you can buy a Switch in it. Oh!

  • What? How much?

  • Or you can buy like a tablet,

  • It's 1,000 Yen, so it's not a Vending Machine, it's more like a game.

  • Wow. Want me to put in 1,000 Yen?

  • Yea! Switch! We're going to try it.

  • 1,000 Yen

  • Who knows what's going to come out. I don't know what you do.

  • You just pick one? Just pick one!

  • Let's see

  • Wait wait wait, look!

  • Did you push it? I did.

  • It's something light.

  • Can I see? Maybe you want to open it, Ruth.

  • What is that? A hair brush...

  • A hair brush, well that's a good gift for us. And a mirror.

  • There you go! And a mirror, OK!

  • Oh nice! Where's the Nintendo?

  • Where's the Nintendo Switch? We didn't get that.

  • No, we didn't win that.

  • I want a Nintendo Switch.

  • Yeah, but you have to win it.

  • And we're definitely not going to crank this think full of 1,000...

  • Some of the most unique things in Akihabara aren't found in the vending machines,

  • but in the little used shops along the way.

  • There you go... all kinds of stuff.

  • Look at these old video games.

  • Old Playstation...

  • Sega. Look at those old Segas and stuff.

  • Or heremy goodness. There's stuff I don't even know about here.

  • All the walking has got the crew hungry, so we've got