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
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
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
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Karaoke
カラオケ
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Monja
もんじゃ
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Utaki
御嶽
Awamori
泡盛
Shuri Castle
首里城
Mango
マンゴー
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Japan
VOCALOID
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Japan
Final Fantasy VI
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Café from another world
純喫茶
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
Kyoto Proverbs
Department store basement
デパ地下
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Picks
楊枝
SUSHI
寿司
SOBA
蕎麦
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
WASABI
山葵
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SHODO
書道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
NOH
SADO
茶道
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師