From Eel-Flavored Sodas to Bust-Toning Hand Massagers

By: David Ingram - Aug 22, 2015
These various Japanese products are a strikingly unique mixture of the innovative, intriguing and sometimes just plain bizarre.

Never afraid to try something new, Japan's marketplace is home to vast array of items that seem almost alien to those unfamiliar with the island culture's passion for experimentation. Innovative beauty products, high tech gadgets and strangely playful fashion accessories are just some of the categories that receive a uniquely Japanese touch.

Perhaps the biggest source of culture shock to the uninitiated in Japanese products is the unusual innovations in the world of food. Although perhaps considered strange to some, those looking for an all new experience in taste can try for themselves a gulp of garlic-flavored soda, a sip of purple potato milkshake or even a bite of fish-flavored candy for an experience that is truly one of a kind.