Beat the Summer Heat With a Subzero Drink

In the hot summer months, there's nothing more refreshing than an iced-cold drink. While water and iced tea surely hit the spot, carbonated beverages are a popular choice around the world.

In Japan, Asahi Beverages has found a way to take refreshment one step further by developing a vending machine which not only sells its perennially popular Mitsuya Cider at ice-cold temperatures, it sells it at subzero temperatures, -5°C to be precise.

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© grape Japan

Instant Freeze Mitsuya Cider

If that's not astonishing enough, you'll get a thrill when you open the bottle and see the contents freeze before your very eyes, instantly turning your beverage into a slushie.

Don't believe us? See for yourself:

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© grape Japan

© grape Japan

Not only is it much colder than your typical soda, it will stay cold and refreshing far longer, a much-welcomed feature in the sweltering Japanese summer heat.

Where To Find Mitsuya Cider Instant Freeze Vending Machines

If you want to experience it for yourself, please note that these special vending machines only sell subzero Mitsuya Cider from 10:30am to 5pm. Moreover, they're available in limited quantities per day, so come early.

Here are the locations in Japan along with a link to the Google Map


  • Tokyo Metro Azabu-Juban Station Namboku Line Entrance (map)
  • Decks Tokyo Beach Joypolis (map)
  • Decks Tokyo Beach Center (map)
  • Don Quijote Asakusa Store (map)
  • Don Quijote Ikebukuro Station North Exit Store (map)
  • Toys"R"Us Musashimurayama Store (map)

Kawasaki (Kanagawa Pref.)

  • Toys"R"Us Kawasaki Takatsu Store (map)


  • Toys"R"Us Sakai Store (map)
  • Don Quijote Dotombori Store (map)

Sendai (Miyagi Pref.)

  • Sendai Izumi Premium Outlet (map)

Utsunomiya (Miyagi Pref.)

  • Toys"R"Us Utsunomiya Store (map)

Tosu (Saga Pref.)

  • Tosu Premium Outlet (map)

Iwaki (Fukushima Pref.)

  • Toys"R"Us Iwaki Store (map)

Matsumoto (Nagano Pref.)

  • Toys"R"Us Matsumoto Store (map)

Kasugai (Aichi Pref.)

  • Toys"R"Us Kozoji Store (map)

Omuta (Fukuoka Pref.)

  • Toys"R"Us Omuta Store (map)

Tokushima (Tokushima Pref.)

  • Awaodori Kaikan (map)
  • Sogo Tokushima Store (map)

For more information about this limited time promotion, visit the campaign's home page here (in Japanese).

By - Ben K.