Games / Pachinko / Bowling, etc. Spots in Japan

  • Kotobukiya Akihabara
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 1-8-8 Okashima Building
    A popular shop dedicated to action figures located in Akihabara, the otaku subculture mecca. From videogame and anime to movie characters, the shop carries action figures from a wide array of genres. In addition to action figures, Kotobukiya also sells stuffed animals and plastic models. Many of the shop’s customers are women and international tourists, and Kotobukiya has the lineup to meet the diverse needs of its customers.
  • Animate Shibuya
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 31-2 Shibuya BEAM 3F
    This is Shibuya’s largest anime and comic specialty store, located in the “Shibuya Center Town” in Udagawa-cho, Shibuya City, Tokyo. In the large store, there are a variety of new comics and doujinshi books, CD/DVD, character goods. There are corners around the shop for popular pieces, and it is devised to be easy to find the desired item. There are also special corners for limited periods selling themed limited items and special distribution items.
  • Nintendo TOKYO
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawacho 15-1 Shibuya PARCO 6F
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Nishishinsaibashi 2-9-28
    A bowling alley located in Nishi-shinsaibashi 2-Chome, Chuo Ward, Osaka City. The alley has three floors, each with its own atmosphere, and is outfitted with over 40 lanes. Notable for its bar counters, customers can enjoy a drink while playing. The alley also has a party room that can be used for post-tournament awards ceremonies, and accepts reservations for party plans.

    Just wanted to get away from the crowds and relax for a bit. It ended up costing 2000 yen for one game each. Staff charged us the weekend rates even though today is Friday. I queried this but got...

  • Tokyo Port Bowl
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibaura 1-13-10
    A six- minute walk from the east exit of Tamachi Station. This bowling alley is located on the seventh floor of the Daisan Toun Building. The entire floor is occupied by the alley's 34 lanes, and the spacious, open feel of the place is one of its charms. There are 10 dedicated lanes for children, making it easy for families to enjoy a day at the alley as well. Play is entirely computer-controlled-all you need to do is enter the names of the players. The giant screens above the lanes provide tips and recreate exciting plays. In addition to the standard unlimited bowling plan, there's also a popular party pack which includes a buffet and all-you-can-drink at the alley restaurant. Finally, you can rent out the entire alley for special events; the staff will be happy to work with you to meet your event needs.
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kabukichou 1-20-1 HUMAX Pavilion Shinjuku Kabukicho 4F
    This bowling alley beside Cinecity Square in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho holds frequent events and offers special bargains. Both children and adults love bowling here with lanes that give off sound and light. There are 31 lanes in all, and visitors can also play ping pong and darts.

    My wife and I had a great time neon bowling here. The lanes were not busy around 4PM. The staff was helpful. Ordering drinks was easy after we figured out the kiosk computer. However, it was a bit...

  • Hoshigaoka Bowl
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Chikusa-ku Hoshigaokamotomachi 16-45
    A five-minute walk from exit number six of Hoshigaoka Station on the Higashiyama Line subway. This bowling alley is located on the Hoshigaoka Shotengai shopping street. All of the alley's 60 lanes have bumpers which can be set up to prevent gutter balls, making this a great bowling destination for children. The parking area incorporates universal design principles and the alley has ball slides which can be used by wheelchair users, ensuring that the whole family can have fun here. There's also a light meal delivery service which will bring your food right to your lane, pool tables, and table tennis tables.

    トイレが汚く靴も汚かった。 駐車券を切れるとのことでカウンターに行ったが学生は不可と突き返された。その時対応してきた女性従業員の態度も嘲笑するような馬鹿にしたもので本当に不愉快だった。 学割など学生だから何かしらの特典があるのは聞いたことがあったが学生だから駐車券切れないのは聞いたことがなかった。謎のルール。 そしてそうならHPに明確に記載するべき。二度と行かない。

  • Homerun Dome (Himeji Branch)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Himejishi Ichinogouchou 4-20
    This batting cage and sports center is on Prefectural Route 516 in Ichinogo-cho, Himeji City. You can take part in over 15 activities there including using their batting cage with a soft ball batter's box, pitching, basketball, and tennis. They're open until three o'clock in the morning, 365 days a year.
  • ACOS Ikebukuro
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 3-2-1 Animate Sunshine 2-3F
    A one-stop cosplay shop carrying a huge variety of cosplay items such as wigs and color contacts in addition to, of course, costumes. From new works to old favorites, the shop carries costumes for a stunning array of anime. ACOS also only stocks the best cosplay accessories, such as prop swords, an item no Japanese character cosplay costume can be without. The shop also allows patrons to try things on before they buy.
  • Red Mercury (Ueno Shop)
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Ueno 4-9-2 Koide building 4F
    A store specializing in American toys located a five minute walk from Ueno Station's Shinobazu exit. There isn't a toy collector in Tokyo who doesn't know about Red Mercury. The sheer number of toys crowding the store's shelves and showcases is stunning. The abundance of Star Wars and Transformers toys and merchandise, in particular, will amaze you. And as you might expect from a store which has been in business so long, you can find some truly rare items tucked away here and there. Red Mercury carries a wide selection of other toys, from action figures to vending machine toys to ornaments and decorations. Merchandise and other items are also sold on the store's website.
  • Toyoshiki Dome Stadium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Toyoshiki 284
    This batting center is along the Prefectural Route 278 in Toyoshiki, Kashiwa City. This all-weather batting facility has a dome shaped roof and has the distinctive feature of providing batting cages for both soft and hard ball practice.
  • Waseda Auto Tennis Plaza
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishi-waseda 1-13-4
    This sports facility is located three minutes on foot from Waseda Station on the Toden Arakawa Line and nine minutes on foot from Waseda Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. The second floor has a billiards room and a tennis-hitting lane, and the third floor has a batting cage and ping pong tables. The tennis hitting lanes have ball machines that let you choose the speed, direction, and type of ball for realistic practice. Along with the batting cage, prices are set according to the number of balls you use. It is a good old-fashioned sports center that local children and students of neighboring colleges love.
  • New Star
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi 3-5-19
    A smartball (pinball-like game) hall located in the Shinsekai area of Osaka City’s Naniwa Ward. The retro Showa-style hall is filled with old fashioned smartball machines lined up in rows, and entrants can play whichever machines they like. Put in some money and 25 balls will pop out. Hit the balls with the flippers into the holes marked with numbers and the same number of balls will pop out. Saved balls can be exchanged for prizes like snacks and stuffed animals.

    大阪の新世界にあるゲームのスマートボールです。 一回百円で、うまくいけば、お菓子をゲットできます。熱中してしまいます。

  • Entertainment Field LaLaport (EXPOCITY shop)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen 2-1 LaLaport-EXPOCITY 3F
    Entertainment Field is a game center located in Mitsui Shopping Center and ExpoCity. In the same building is Shaun the Sheep Family Farm, a play area inspired by the clay animation character Shaun the Sheep. In the Team Labo Drawing Town, a project of Team Labo, children's drawings of cars are animated, and visitors can make them appear to drive around on the walls.
  • Gachagacha Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Minatomachi 1-7JETTYWEST2F
    A facility dedicated to capsule toy vending machines located on the second floor of Jettywest. The museum displays a variety of capsule toys from old classics to the toys of today, and visitors can also select their capsule toys here instead of relying on random chance. Fun for children and adults, the facility sees many tourists.
  • Smart Ball New Hope
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Shinsaikamachi 27
    This amusement hall in the Higashi Burakuricho shopping arcade features “smart ball,” a retro game from the Showa period. The object of the game is to pull back and release the lever located on the right side of the machine to knock all the balls into the holes on the playfield. Players score points based on the value of assigned to each hole and can win a prize once they achieve a certain score. The game is inexpensive to play, so newcomers can casually try it out.
  • DHC Akazawa Bowl
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Ito-shi Yawatano 1754-114-5
  • Toy Store Masuya Ganguten
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Sugamo 4-21-9
    This toy store is located on Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street, known as the Harajuku for older women. This landmark shop with its red tent facing the street offers nostalgic retro toys for purchase. This store itself would not look out of place in an old film. With remote control cars, dolls and toy trains, there is plenty to find here for both children and adults. There are also more premium items available to root through as well, which are always quite popular with adults looking for something interesting to buy.
  • Kashiwa Young Bowl
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Kashiwa-shi Minami-Kashiwa Chuo 11-1
    This large bowling alley has 48 lanes and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The bowling alley can be reached by taking the east exit of JR Minami-Kashiwa Station and walking for five minutes along the road in the direction of Kashiwa Station. The facility also has a large parking area and children's lanes and is very popular with families. The bowling alley also functions as a leisure complex and is outfitted with table tennis tables, billiards, and games. The facility is a fun destination for all kinds of people and can be used as a company party event venue as well as a space to have fun with friends.
  • Hiroshima
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Nishi-azabu 1-11-13

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