GAME BAR

Star*Club bar is located in Shinjuku 3-chome. From corner to corner, this bar is filled with rare game items that draw game fans to this dream-like space. The bar owner explained why he designed his place like this. “In my childhood, there were many game arcades run by private owners. Playing games in dark, strange spaces where only youngsters gathered was a thrilling yet cool experience. I wanted to reproduce such a space in a shot bar. That was the key.”

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Illumination that looks like waste pipes is very popular. Some small game-related interior items were donated by customers.

Among Shinjuku shot bars, Star*Club is particularly popular with overseas visitors. Sometimes, this bar is filled with international people only, including honeymooners (nobody knows why). They flock to the bar mostly through friendly introductions by way of the international grapevine.

OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
Decorate anything
デコる
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
International Avenue
国際通り
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Public market
公設市場
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
Japan
VOCALOID
Japan
Lupin III
Thailand
Summer Wars
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
Stay at Machiya
京町家ステイ
Shohekiga
障壁画
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Department store basement
デパ地下
Metal tableware
金属食器
RICE CAKES
RAMEN
ラーメン
ODEN
おでん
SOBA
蕎麦
MANABU IKEDA
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
IAI
居合
KARATEDO
空手
SHODO
書道
SADO
茶道