Tokyo’s Biggest, Best Edible Bug Vending Machine
Bug snacks? yummmmmm!
Looking over the options, which range in price from 480 to 2,000 yen (US$4.50-US$18.70), the choices include beetles, grasshoppers, scorpions, and belostomatids. That last one might sound like the most appealing of the bunch, until you find out that belostomatids’ common names include “giant water bugs,” “alligator ticks,” and “toe-biters.”
There is also a Fun Mystery Can, whose contents are a secret until you buy it, for 1,000 yen. Pretty sure its still some kind of bug.
Vending machine location
Ameyoko Center Building / アメ横センタービル
Tokyo Kutsu Ryutsu Center Ueno Ameyoko entrance / 東京靴流通センター 上野アメ横店』横の入り口
Address: Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Ueno 4-7-8