Japanese Sake Vending Machine ★ ONLY in JAPAN #51

Who needs a bartender when you can replace him with a vending machine! Japan is loaded with amazing vending machines — and in this episode, John travels with a JR Tokyo Wide Rail Pass from Tokyo to Echigo Yuzawa to sample a lot of Niigata’s best sakes from the SAKE TASTING VENDING MACHINE!!

The sake tasting vending machines are inside the train station in a place called Ponshukan. There are 120 different sakes to try.
500 yen gets you a cup and 5 coins.
1 coin can fill the cup once.
When finished, return the sake cup.
The drinking age in Japan is 20 year old.

Getting to Echigo Yuzawa Station:
The JOETSU Shinkansen / bullet train departs from Tokyo and Ueno Stations every 20 minutes from 6am to 10pm.
It takes 80 minutes to travel the 180km to the center of the Japanese alps.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ShdTVWgs5JN2

English info: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/museum/ponshukan.html
NOTE: Ponshukan is closed for renovations in June 2016 reopening on June 28th.

The Tokyo Wide Pass Information:
* It replaced the Kanto Pass in 2015
* You must be non-Japanese and hold a foreign passport
* Residents and Tourists can purchase it in Japan at JR Pass Offices. There is one in Tokyo Station Marunouchi NORTH Exit.
* Good for 3 consecutive days of travel for 10,000 yen
* Not valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen and only valid in limited areas about 150-200km from Tokyo.
More Info: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/tokyowidepass/

More Japanese Vending Machine on ONLY in JAPAN:
★ Vending Machine Restaurant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Z80J3jOao
★ Vending Machine House of Horrors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61wTXuUpkYg
★ Japanese Vending Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZmUuRG87sU

Music Credits:
Feelin Good by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100475
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Hammock Fight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100213
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He’s been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan’s International Channel.


Bob Walsh says:

omg Echigo-Yuzawa, from that one MXC episode!

kelly shea says:

could you visit the site of the Bataan Death March?

Chuty's Golden Eye says:

Bangladeshis Food culture n life style is much batter then India i must say…. We never eat like this on road in such a unhigenic way.

x Vro says:

What is sake

1minute Traveller says:

I’ve never known the meanings of Nihonshu-do and Sando! Thank you for sharing 🙂

blipzero says:

love the show wish i could come and be a part of the show or just to look around .

Zhao Jay says:

i finished all food one, film some more come on!!!

Gary Hardin says:

For someone who has never had Sake, what do you recommend for the first time?

JohnJD1302 says:

In US terms, a dollar a cup. What do you guys think?

joycelyn barrera says:

Won’t someone vomit after drinking to much as its uh well rice vinager

Nope Nope says:

10000 yen? Why?

scanjett says:

Everyone from Finland could taste all of those in a one go and not even get drunk.

Brianna says:

Did you see the kid at 2:00 xDDDD

Gust AF says:


Anders H says:

An entire week!? Hahahaha… Gimme 3 hours..

Michael Choe says:

I can drink 10 shots of different sake or eat 1 strawberry that is white

Zappy425 says:

I’m at the place right now do I keep the cup I am very confused it is 2 am I missed my train

i hate youtube says:

alcohol makes me vomit i just couldnt take them

Food Challenge Bros. says:

With me not being an alcoholic beverage drinker, can you describe what dry and sweet would mean?

blipzero says:

is there any way to pay you to buy stuff form me and send it to me by mail lol ? “wink wink ” lol

SPMellow says:

if you put the video at 0.5 he sounds drunk

The_Other _Seto_Kaiba says:

$50 field day of Sake drinks there.

Seemore Dicks says:

how do you not have your own show yet? travel channel needs to give you one!

Tinyde1986 says:

I wish we had something like this i Sweden.

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