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.

GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Monja
もんじゃ
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Public market
公設市場
Sanshin
三線
Haarii
ハーリー
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Uchimizu
打ち水
Picks
楊枝
Wrapping
ラッピング
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Japanese sake
日本酒
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
TEMPURA
天婦羅
WASABI
山葵
SOBA
蕎麦
TAKU OBATA
TABAIMO
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
MANABU IKEDA
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KENDO
剣道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SHODO
書道
SADO
茶道
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人