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
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Hot spring spa
温泉
Karaoke
カラオケ
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Shinjuku
新宿
Asakusa
浅草
Yakatabune
屋形船
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Utaki
御嶽
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Awamori
泡盛
Shuri Castle
首里城
China
Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Italy
One Piece
Japan
VOCALOID
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
Kyoto Streetcar
嵐電
Kimono
着物
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
RICE CAKES
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
SOBA
蕎麦
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NOH
KYUDO
弓道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KENDO
剣道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
e-Sports
e-Sports