Unique game popping up for travelers of Japan's airports

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Fukuoka Airport, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (NTV-NNN-JAPAN) -- Tourists visiting Japan have a new way to spend their leftover change.

Tourists visiting Japan have a new way to spend their leftover change. The machines are called "Gacha-Gacha" in Japanese for the sound they're said to make. Animals and anime figurines are apparently very popular, based on sales. Courtesy: NTV-NNN-JAPAN / NBC News Channel

Workers at Fukuoka Airport installed a bank of capsule toy vending machines at the international terminal.

The machines are called "Gacha-Gacha" in Japanese for the sound they're said to make.

This is the fourth airport in Japan to install the devices.

Animals and anime figurines are apparently very popular, based on sales.

One purpose is to get visitors to use their change before they leave.

Airport staff says they also want tourists to leave with a smile.

One Gacha-Gacha toy costs about two to three dollars.



 
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