The Largest Arcade Game Center in The World – Taito Station Akihabara


There are more than a few popular arcade game centers in Japan but Taito is by far the most popular. Its largest store is Taito Station Akihabara.



Taito Akihabara Station is a mere three-minute walk from JR Akihabara Electric Town gate. Just continue along the widest street and you should easily spot a big red building with a space invader board.  


Floor Map:



  • B1F: purikura photo booths
  • 1F・2F: UFO Catcher (crane games)
  • 3F: arcade games
  • 4F: video games
  • 5F: arcade games



At the entrance, there are a few simple free games, such as the one where you have to press the button as fast as you can for 10 seconds. It is a fun way to spend your time while you are waiting for your turn or for a friend or just the green light to pass the street. 








1F and 2F have only UFO Catcher games. As a reward, you can get Kirby, Pokemon, and other Nintendo character figurines.  




Video and virtual reality games are on 3F~5F.



This is one of the racing games.

The most popular is Super Mario but here you can play a lot of other fun racing games (Mario Cart is on B1).



Taiko Tatsujin is such a long-popular game that it got a video game version as well. You can choose from a number of popular anime and J-POP songs.


For train fans, there is a train game “Densha GO”.




If you have any questions, feel free to ask the staff. They speak English as well.


Taito Station Akihabara




Kizo Bldg., 4-2-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan


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Business hours:


Sunday~Monday: 10:00~23:30

Fridays/Mondays/A day before a holiday: 10:00~24:00


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