Monday, July 15, 2013 Category : Entertainment

Game Stations

Although arcades might be disappearing in the west, they are still pretty hot in Japan. It is very common to see a Game Station on almost every big district and of course, Akihabara is no exception. Being the place where gamers meet to buy the latest videogames, the “Electric Town: is full with UFO catchers and arcade salons. You’ll even see one as soon as you exit  the train station. Most often, you’ll find are those arcades administered by SEGA and Taito, but there are many others, so don’t be afraid to look in, even if they don’t have a famous name to support them, you are sure to have a good time. Even if you are not a gamer, Japanese arcade rooms are places where different kinds of people go just to kill some time and have fun, so there are games oriented for the non experts, designed with the purpose of having a good time with your friends.


Club Le Baron de Paris

3-8-40 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062

tel:  03-3408-3665



Esprit Lounge (http://esprit-lounge.net)  – 2-3fl. B&V Building

Enjoy drinks and dance to popular music and music by a skillful DJ all-year-round

Recommendation: strong vodka cocktail


<Jazz clubs>

Blue note TOKYO http://www.bluenote.co.jp/jp/

6-3-16 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062

tel: 03-5485-0088


Cotton club  http://www.cottonclubjapan.co.jp/en/

2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6402

tel: 03-3215-1555


<Live music>

Billboard Live Tokyo http://www.billboard-live.com/club/t_index_e.html

Tokyo Midtown Garden Terrace 4F, 7-4 Akasaka 9-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052

tel: 03-3405-1133 (Japanese only)



Tokyo Jazz Festival www.tokyo-jazz.com

Summer Sonic www.summersonic.com


<Traditional arts>

National Theatre

4-1, Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8656

tel: 03-3265-7411



Shimbashi Embujo Theatre

Ginza 6-18-2, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan

tel: 03-3541-2600


Kabuki http://www.kabuki-bito.jp/eng/top.html

Noh http://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/unesco/noh/en/

Bunraku http://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/unesco/bunraku/en/