Here are the best Arcades in Tokyo and Surroundings, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.
For instance, SEGA Akihabara 3rd, SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho, SEGA Akihabara 1st and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Tokyo and Surroundings!
1.SEGA Akihabara 3rd
UFO catchers inside the SEGA’s arcade have a wide selection of popular character-themed products. If you are not sure of how to use them, please ask a staff. He/She might even give you a tip. Other game machines include maimai, by which you can enjoy music as if you were dancing, and photo sticker machines to take clear and beautiful photos as if they were taken by a professional photographer. There are also video games and driving games. Please come here to find your favorite game machine!
2.SEGA Shinjuku Kabukicho
We have a plentiful lineup of the latest arcade games, prize games, photo sticker machines, and more.
All our games can be played at affordable prices. Not only Japanese yen but many machines also accept Japanese electronic money too.
The 1st floor is dedicated to prize games with all kinds of character prizes players can win and take home.
You might even find plush toys, figurines or other goods of your favorite characters.
If you find it difficult to win a prize, you might want to ask our staff for a way to get it.
They may provide some tips on how to win.
On the 2nd floor are 3 types of the latest VR game machines, as well as a wide range of music games and other video games.
Daini Toa Kaikan 1F, 2F, 1-21-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021
Shinjuku Station （JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Toei Shinjuku Line / Toei Oedo Line / Keio Line / Keio New Line / Odakyu Odawara Line）
5 minutes on foot
- Phone Number 03-3208-0571
- Address Daini Toa Kaikan 1F, 2F, 1-21-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021
3.SEGA Akihabara 1st
Club Sega’s Akihabara Building No. 1 was renovated in 2012 and sets itself off with a fancier, more modern appearance than many of the area’s other game centers. It is also wonderfully spacious and not as crammed as what you might be used to or imagine, so this Club Sega is the perfect spot for both gamers and the curious.
Floors one to three are all filled with various crane games, and a hard-earned prize might just be the perfect souvenir to take home from Akihabara. The upper floors are home to various video games, from fighting to shooting, from action to sports. In theory, you could easily spend an entire fun-filled day at Club Sega’s Akihabara Building No. 1!
4.SEGA Akihabara 2nd
The Club Sega Akihabara Building No. 2 is recognized by its blue and orange colors and known for being the game center for hardcore otaku. The first floor may seem a bit narrow but offers an excellent choice of various games. Among them, we especially recommend Sega’s famous and immensely popular Sangokushi Taisen.
Created as the game center for otaku, Club Sega Akihabara Building No. 2 features an amazing lineup of prizes to win that you probably won’t find anywhere else. On top of that, the female staff impresses with their intricate cosplays, and the entire interior of the game center is fashioned in a very fun and futuristic style.
5.SEGA Akihabara 4th
Club Sega Akihabara Building No. 4 is right outside Akihabara Station if you take the Electric Town Exit, thus making it the first stop for both locals and tourists alike. From the basement to the fourth floor, this game center is chock-full with crane games offering figurines, plushies, and other merchandise of Japan’s latest hit anime, especially on the first and second floor.
The characteristic of Club Sega Akihabara Building No. 4 is its abundance of both new and classic merchandise, meaning that you’ll likely find some old favorites among the character and goods selection. If you’re not sure how to tackle a crane game best, feel free to ask the staff! Also, make sure to try out some of the many rhythm and music games, or beat up your friends (virtually of course!) at one of the fighting and action games.
6.Sega Ikebukuro GiGo
All game centers are packed into Ikebukuro GiGo!
We have a anime-themed reservation-only cafe on B2.
B1 to L2 are filled with a huge amount of crane games.
The prizes inside are items you can only get in a game center.
Every floor is packed with excitement: L3 has music games, L4-5 have video games, L6 has photo booths and L7 is our goods floor.
At the shop front on L1, we also sell taiyaki, a traditional Japanese sweet.
Come and play if you're in Ikebukuro!
TECH35 building B1F - 7F, 1-21-1, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013
Ikebukuro Station （JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Seibu Ikebukuro Line / Tobu Tojo Line）
10 minutes on foot
- Phone Number 03-3981-6906
- Address TECH35 building B1F - 7F, 1-21-1, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013
7.SEGA Akihabara 5th
For ”SEGA Akihabara 5th”, our fifth game center in Akihabara, we decided to do something different than the usual game arcades. Of course this game center still has a wide range of UFO catcher prizes, but for a taste of something new, we will open a taiyaki (a fish-shaped pancake filled with sweet bean paste) shop on the first floor. At the shop, visitors can buy specially designed taiyaki available here only. In the UFO catcher area we set up a captivating figurine showcase, so feel free to take a photo when you visit the game center! The 4th floor is a game floor featuring a retro game area and darts. And, on the 5th floor is an event space where various events will be held. Make sure we're on your list of places to visit when you come to Japan.
Yoshiba Musen building, 1-10-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021
Akihabara Station （JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Tsukuba Express / JR Sobu Line）
3 minutes on foot
- Phone Number 03-3255-2168
- Address Yoshiba Musen building, 1-10-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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