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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 in one of the areas hit hardest by recent game center closures, with even Taito giving up some of their Game Stations located nearby.

At a time when another ex-Sportsland affiliate has all but ended much of its fighting game legacy, the now-GiGO rebranded Club Sega Shinjuku West Exit, the Honkan branch has held out. Above the UFO Catchers still drawing others in, it has defiantly kept a sizable selection of candies, and suitably flyer furnished surroundings for a sense of place. As of writing, Shinjuku Sportsland Honkan has most recently seen strong playerbases for the likes of BlazBlue and Guilty Gear, with regulars not only on Central Fiction 2 and Strive, but several older versions of the latter too, particularly Xrd Rev2 and ACPR.

In addition to arcade games, Shinjuku Sportsland also offers a variety of other activities. The arcade has a bowling alley, complete with neon lighting and a fun atmosphere that is perfect for a night out with friends. There is also a billiards area, where visitors can play a game of pool on one of the many tables available.

For those looking for a more physical challenge, Shinjuku Sportsland also has a batting cage. Visitors can step up to the plate and take their swings against a pitching machine, testing their skills and trying to hit the ball out of the park.

One of the unique features of Shinjuku Sportsland is its virtual reality section. The arcade has a virtual reality zone, where visitors can experience immersive games and simulations. From shooting games to sports simulations, the virtual reality section is a great way to try something new and exciting.

Overall, Shinjuku Sportsland is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a fun and entertaining experience in Tokyo. With its wide range of games and activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The arcade’s location in the heart of Shinjuku makes it easily accessible, and its lively atmosphere and friendly staff make it a welcoming and enjoyable place to spend an afternoon or evening.

Shinjuku Sportsland Arcade

Adress : 3 Chome-22-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan

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