Monday, 22 May 2017

Visiting Beautiful Yoyogi Park in Shibuya

Yoyogi park is one of the most well known and popular nature filled places in Tokyo. Yes, this beautiful park is right in the centre of Tokyo, in Shibuya. It's not all ridiculously huge buildings and people filled streets! Many people come to Yoyogi park on their days off to escape the bustle of the city and relax their tired bodies. The park is filled with people having picnics, playing with their families, sun-bathing and even doing Tai-chi.

Despite its location among some of the busiest places in Tokyo, the park is large enough to give everyone enough personal space to unwind and recharge their batteries. Unless of course it's cherry blossom season, where it's difficult to even find a place to sit!

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Nintendo's Mario Party Gambling Arcade Games

If you're into Nintendo games, no doubt you've spent many a night playing Mario Party with your friends, trying to become the victor at the mercy of a dice roll. However, unless you had some special  house rules, no actual money had been lost in the process, not counting broken controllers of course.

But if you're living in Japan, Mario Party has something a little extra for you. Capcom and Nintendo came together to make the ultimate in money-sink technology, putting the ridiculous randomness of Mario Party and actual risk into one colorful, loud package.

Click on to check it out!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

You Can Still Real Life Mario Kart in Akihabara

Wait, is that...?

Read on to find out!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Retro Video Game Stores are Amazing in Akihabara

Lovers of video games, both new and old, know that Akihabara is the place to go if you're collecting. Or, maybe if you're just interested in taking a short trip through memory lane. It's often said that the market is getting saturated in Akihabara. Its fame has been great for business. But, not so great for keeping old titles in stock, due of course to the fact they are a finite resource. People come from all over Japan, and indeed the world, to shop in this sacred place for retro game fans. Some may even call it a pilgrimage to the place of where it all started.

However, it would seem things aren't quite as bad as often reported. New stores are opening as we speak. The one photographed above was just celebrating its own grand opening on the main street of Akihabara. We find a wealth of stock of not only common items, but some of the most rare and sought after treasures on everyone's lists.

Keep on reading to check out photos of what you can expect to find!