Vending machine in Tokyo lets you buy love in a can

The vending machines will begin operation in Mar 2022.

Amanda Tan

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Published: 7 February 2022, 11:39 AM

Japan remains the undisputed home of vending machines. From umbrellas to sake shots, here’s another innovative item that’s being sold in these machines – love.

In Kamata, Tokyo, you can buy a can at just ¥3,000 (S$35) which will set you on a path to find a potential romantic partner.


The vending machines will begin operation in Mar 2022. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@NANISINGAPORE


These cans don’t contain any beverages, but instead they carry the details of other singles looking for love. The pink cans represent women seeking companionship, and the beige ones, men. Each can has the individual’s age written on it.

These cans are stocked and managed by matchmaking service, Matching Advisor Press (MAP). It aims to help singles seek for serious relationships that will lead to marriages.

By buying a can, you’re purchasing a voucher which entitles you to a one-hour interview with a MAP advisor to see if you’re a compatible match for the single you picked.

If deemed compatible, MAP will then arrange a three-hour dinner date for you and your chosen single. This comes with an additional service fee of ¥9,000 (S$105). The date is also not paid for.

Should you and your partner intend on marrying, MAP will charge another fee of ¥300,000 (S$3500) for successfully helping you find true love.

So, do you think love is worth ¥312,000?

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