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Secret Vending Machine PubFukuoka, Japan

Picture this: it's a hot day in downtown Fukuoka, and you pass a vending machine selling the traditional Japanese vending machine things (Coke, Pepsi, bubble-tea, pizza and underpants).

Just any other street in downtown Fukuoka... ...or is it!? (Takuya Miyano)

You pop some coins in and instead of getting a coca-cola back, the vending machine opens wide, revealing a set of stairs.

"This vending machine is a pub!" we imagine you saying to yourself as you descend the slightly steep steps into a dimly lit Izakaya.

You know that Izakaya means 'Stay-drink-place" in English, so you grab a seat, ask for a sake and the special (cheese fondue yakitori, a kind of grilled chicken with veges and a cheese sauce dip) and stay-drink you do.

Be warned though: every other vending machine you visit from now will probably seem pretty dull.

The pub is hidden amongst other vending machines in Fukuoka's Kasuga neighbourhood...see if you can find it. 


Tags: Fukuoka, Hidden pub, japan, pub

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