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Best Tokyo Retro Gaming Stores

akihabara-retrogaming-storesAkihabara, bustling district in Tokyo, is widely celebrated as a heaven for all things related to electronics, anime, and video games. It is home to numerous shops and establishments catering to enthusiasts and collectors of retro gaming hardware and software. So here is our list of the best retro gaming

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Best Arcades in Osaka: The top 5 !

Even with the complicated economic situation especially since covid, Osaka still has some of the best arcades in Japan. So here is our best 5 arcades in Osaka, enjoy !

1- Retro Games Zarigani (Shinsekai, Osaka)zarigani-gamecenter frontstore

 

Opened since 1985 near Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Japan, Zarigani (crayfish) Gamecenter is …

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GiGO Akihabara #3

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With the 2020 buyout and subsequent rebranding of Sega’s amusement operations to the pre-existent GiGO name, as well as the closures of some of its most world-famous locations amidst this, you could easily believe that the remnants are easily written off as done for too. All is not lost,

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Shinjuku Sportsland Arcade

shinjuku-sportsland-arcade-tokyoWhilst numerous other legendary spots in Shinjuku have closed their doors permanently, some still stand tall. And of those that remain, you’d be hard pressed to find one more frequented to this present day than the likes of Shinjuku Sportsland Honkan. The small chain’s most famous location continues to run

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Mikado Arcade

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Not including Mikado’s gamecenter on this list would be like ignoring the success of Undertale in the indie game field. Over the past decade, business owner Minoru Ikeda has grown it to be something of a giant in its own right, now running three locations in Tokyo (Takadanobaba, Takadanobaba 2nd …

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Taito HEY (Hirose Entertainment Yard)

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Such is their gravitas, Taito are one of the Japanese arcade giants that should still require no introduction, even with their output slowing in more recent decades. Whilst they continue to boast one of the most well-loved branded game center chains in the form of the Taito Game Stations, as