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    Any Last Minute Tokyo Suggestions?

    I'll be in Tokyo tomorrow for a quick trip. I already have HEY in Akihabara planned and maybe a stop at Mikado (Mikado was a bit disappointing last fall). Any other stops suggested? I'll be in town for 3 nights just taking a break.

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    A lot of experienced members contributed their tips in this thread below. I hope it helps you out. I am assuming of course you are game shopping?

    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...ght=Japan+shop

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    HEY isn't the same now that you can't smoke while playing.

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    Umm, get out of Tokyo?

    If your mission is a break, you canít do any better than a day trip to Atami. ;^)
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    Maid cafe in Akihabara.
    Condomania in Harajuku
    Tokyo National Museum

    and that's it

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    just go somewhere else

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    Don’t buy games in Tokyo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Wasabi View Post
    Donít buy games in Tokyo.
    Yup.

    Donít go to Tokyo, either.

    If you wanna be in that neck of the woods, by the bay or whatevs...Yokohama eats Tokyoís lunch.

    There is a lot more to Japan, than the Tokyo of the late 90s/early aughts-that doesnít even exist anymore.

    Better yet...save your money, stay home and watch Iron Chef and mecha mecha ike re-runs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wataru330 View Post
    There is a lot more to Japan, than the Tokyo of the late 90s/early aughts-that doesn’t even exist anymore.
    straight truth right here.

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    Most people just wanna shop there. Gonna get hit with that gaijin tax. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    Most people just wanna shop there. Gonna get hit with that gaijin tax. Have fun.
    Shopping has to be the poorest use of your time while travelling and yet... nigh everyone focuses on it. Spend a day walking around the city without a direction in mind, catch a train an hour out and eat lunch at some random place in the suburbs. Anything else but fucking shopping!

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    Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. Get tickets at the kiosks in Lawsonís.

    Spend the day in and around the neighborhood before or after your museum visit.
    Great food, people, and parks.
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    I appreciate all of the suggestions (at least the serious ones...). I’ve lived 11 years in Japan, but most of it in Okinawa. 3 years just outside of Tokyo...99 thru 02. Games were dirt cheap then...even at Super Potato. I’ve done a lot in my time on the mainland. Learned to ski in Nagano, been to Nagasaki, Kyoto, Hiroshima, etc, and even rode my motorcycle from Kagoshima to Tokyo. This trip was to take a few days and hit the arcades and eat some good food. If I buy some games, so be it. Not an agenda. I’ll do some exploring. Look for some small game shops just see what I can see. Play some games and then head home. I’ll post if I see anything good for future topic search purposes. Thanks

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    It's a little hard to find with GPS, but I had a great time drinking and chatting in limited English with local retrogamers at A Button Game Bar in Akihabara, it's about a 10 minute walk from the station and the owner speaks enough English.

    The decor has obscure stuff like Katana systems and a PC-FX, it's a real treat.

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    Sorry to double-post but I can't edit my posts. In Tokyo Radio Department Store in Akihabara, there's KVC Lab which sells PCBs and some misc console stuff, and Kaden no Ken-Chan which sells various system mod bits, games, controllers, etc, and has a cute MVS SC-14 hidden away inside. Better to know enough Japanese for each of these shops, especially KVC Lab, but you can get by with furiously typing into Google Translate and some patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEgO MANIAC View Post
    I appreciate all of the suggestions (at least the serious ones...). I’ve lived 11 years in Japan, but most of it in Okinawa. 3 years just outside of Tokyo...99 thru 02. Games were dirt cheap then...even at Super Potato. I’ve done a lot in my time on the mainland. Learned to ski in Nagano, been to Nagasaki, Kyoto, Hiroshima, etc, and even rode my motorcycle from Kagoshima to Tokyo. This trip was to take a few days and hit the arcades and eat some good food. If I buy some games, so be it. Not an agenda. I’ll do some exploring. Look for some small game shops just see what I can see. Play some games and then head home. I’ll post if I see anything good for future topic search purposes. Thanks
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    I'll humor you

    https://borderless.teamlab.art/

    it's on my bucket list for april, pretty much the only reason I'm spending time in Tokyo again.

    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Shopping has to be the poorest use of your time while travelling and yet... nigh everyone focuses on it. Spend a day walking around the city without a direction in mind, catch a train an hour out and eat lunch at some random place in the suburbs. Anything else but fucking shopping!
    fuck, just get that rail pass and explore, that's what I will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shroom View Post
    I'll humor you

    https://borderless.teamlab.art/

    it's on my bucket list for april, pretty much the only reason I'm spending time in Tokyo again.



    fuck, just get that rail pass and explore, that's what I will do.
    You ever go to Mt Takao?

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    I took the family to the lab last August. It was a nice experience and the kids loved it. As for getting residence, I don't think I qualify even if I wanted to stay here. My years are from being stationed US military so I don't think they would count. I'm looking forward to being in the States again. With exception of one year, I lived overseas since 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    You ever go to Mt Takao?
    That's where I mastered the blade.

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