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.

VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Shinjuku
新宿
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Shiisaa
シーサー
Sanshin
三線
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
China
Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
VOCALOID
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
New Kyoto-style umbrellas
新しい京和傘
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Cosmetics
化粧品
Kimono
着物
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
KAISEKI
懐石
WASABI
山葵
SOBA
蕎麦
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
YAYOI KUSAMA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI