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.

BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Shrine visit
参拝
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Yakatabune
屋形船
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Sanshin
三線
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Haarii
ハーリー
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Japan
Dekirukana
Mexico
Doraemon
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
New Kyoto-style umbrellas
新しい京和傘
Stay at Machiya
京町家ステイ
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Daruma
達磨
Wrapping
ラッピング
Japanese knives
包丁
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
RICE CAKES
TEMPURA
天婦羅
RAMEN
ラーメン
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SHODO
書道
KENDO
剣道
JUDO
柔道
IAI
居合
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人