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5 Fun Activities to Do in Game Centres

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Japanese game centres are usually colourful and attractive

A trip to Japan is not complete without a visit to a game centre. Japan’s game centres are usually multi-level, with each floor dedicated to a different gaming activity. Surprisingly, game centres are not only popular with children, but with people of all ages. It is not uncommon to see salarymen (working adults) visiting these centres on their way home after a long day at the office.

Let’s look through some of the fun activities you must try in a Japanese game centre…

 

 

Gachapon

 

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Gachapon are small vending machines that dispense capsule toys. They are usually found near the entrance of game centres. Part of the fun of gachapon is not knowing which toy (out of the series) you’ll get, therefore making it quite addictive to keep trying to get the one you want. They are usually ¥100 – 300 per play, which also makes them great souvenirs for your friends back home.

UFO catchers

 

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UFO catchers usually occupy the first floor of a game centre. You can win snacks, giant toys or collectible figures from these machines, however they are not as easy as they appear to be! Here’s a tip: In big game centres, the attendants will sometimes give you suggestions on how to play or even make it easier for you… but only after you’ve spent some time trying and failing.

 

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https://www.tabido.jp/en-us/article/1186/

 

 

 

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