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

Access:

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

Google Maps:

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Business hours:

Sunday~Monday…10:00~23:30

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

Official site:

https://www.taito.co.jp/gc/store/00001802