There are countless vending machines throughout Japan. Items available range from canned coffee, hamburger, yakisoba and rice bowl (served hot!), beer and sake (served freezing cold), to cigarettes, tissue, underwear and condoms.
Cherry blossom season is finally back! You may notice pops of pink blooms on the trees in your neighborhood. According to the Japanese metrological agency, sakura will bloom in Tokyo on March 18 this year, so make plans now to visit the city’s photogenic spots.