Japanese crane game serves up actual slices of cake

By Shannon McNaught, SoraNews24

Forget about stuffed animals and candy bars – now it’s time for gourmet prizes!

Yeah, you can get some of your favorite toys, or even household supplies, in crane games, but what about getting something once in a while that’s fresh and sweet?

When we heard about the prizes being offered in a crane game center in Sweets Cranes Yokohama, we just had to check it out. If you’ve read the title of this article, then you’ve probably already figured out what it is: cake. For 100 yen a pop, you can have a chance to grab and win a slice of cake made by a dedicated patisserie.

▼ If you’re in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai neighborhood, we highly recommend stopping by the World Porters shopping center, where Sweets Cranes Yokohama is located.


Once you enter the building and go to the fifth floor, you’ll find the Sweets Cranes center.

▼ It may not look like much, but it’s worth a closer look.


▼ Here’s what some of the machines look like inside.


Honestly, the cakes inside were of a quality that easily have been on display in a fancy independent bakery. Our field reporter, who visited the crane game, found himself wanting to say, “One chocolate slice, please!” He quickly snapped back to reality, though, and faced the truth: if he wanted that chocolate cake, he needed to win it.

Most of the machines are 100 yen (some are 200 yen), and when you think about the fact that some of these sweets would go for at least 300 yen in a convenience store, it’s a potential bargain for skilled gamers.

▼ For 200 yen a play, you can win a whole assortment of cakes.


The hook is meant to swing a little bit and catch onto the handle of a metal basket in which the cake slice is placed.



Game Center Information

Sweets Cranes Yokohama / スイーツクレーンズ ヨコハマ

Address: Yokohama-shi, Naka-ku, Shinko 2-2-1 Yokohama World Porters 5th floor

横浜市中区新港2-2-1 横浜ワールドポーターズ5階

Open 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.


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