The Host Club Vending Machine

When I first saw this gachapon machine filled with little plastic champagne towers, I thought WAT? Who needs a set of miniature, light-up, host club furniture? I mean, even though it’s pretty happenin’ how they change color and all…

…I wasn’t instantly throwing all my money at the coin changer. Until…

…it hit me that the Drunken Pets that helped me ring in the new year BADLY needed a partytown for the other eleven months

And what could keep them more entertained than quaffing champagne with the hostpet of their dreams?

But that’s not all – check out the action at Club Minifig

Way more fun than the Temple of Airjitsu, where they’re constantly being ambushed by pesky Ninja Warriors

Even The Statue of Too Much Liberty can let her hair down at the Gacha-gacha Club

And need I even mention that everyone’s favorite radioactive lizard welcomes the opportunity to drink whatever he wants, whenever he wants?

This series may be sold out by the time you’re next in Tokyo, but there will be plenty more to take its place! If you’d like to discover the latest, greatest, gachagacha, a guide to the best gachapon hunting spots in Tokyo (with maps!) is on my travel blog, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. Happy hunting!

After a long night at the host club, Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo

The #1 hostboy at Club Nova makes a handsome living, whispering sweet nothings in the ears of women who pay him a fortune for the privilege. But the party’s over when Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura is assigned to investigate the death of…read more