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How to Play Pachinko - for Beginners



31. October. 2019

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Tokyo is full of chip-tune chimes and flashing lights, but the gold medal for sheer electronic exuberance belongs to the Pachinko parlor. Even from the sidewalk, it’s impossible to miss the colored strobes and pulsating J-Pop music ricocheting from within as patrons sit transfixed in front of their machines.

Have you ever wondered what exactly they are doing in there? Though more than 80 years old, Pachinko endures as one of the country’s most popular pastimes (though its popularity has dipped in recent years). Nonetheless, the inner workings of these ubiquitous entertainment centers remain a mystery to many. Let’s go inside and see what all the fuss is all about. We went to Maruhan Shinjuku Toho Building to get an inside scoop.

How to Play Pachinko - for Beginners


  • Choosing a Machine
  • Getting Started
  • Jackpot!
  • Collecting Your Prizes
  • Added Value and Important Notes

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