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Japanese Retro Game Centers | Tokyo Arcade Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN

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Japanese game centers are must visit places on any trip to Japan, but in Tokyo, there is a place where you can time warp back to the 1980s and 1990s and play those games of the past, too. Since Japan was the leader in arcade game programming and machine production, the culture stretches back decades and those old machines are still in use!

Why do these retro arcade games and game centers still exist in Japan?
In the USA, the arcade culture rapidly declined when the game consoles gained wide popularity, especially in the early 1990s, but in Japan, arcades or game center culture continued because it was more about the experience than the games itself. It was a place to go, hang out with friends, be a hero!
There were many kinds of games from classic arcades to driving simulation games to dancing and rhythm games.

Gamers from the 1980s are not in their 30s, 40s or 50s and they keep coming, playing those games from the past and thats great because it means we can all stop in and experience arcades games like we did as kids.

▶︎ Where is Mikado (Retro Game Center)

Station: Takadanobaba
▶︎ Super Potato | Retro Console Games in Akihabara:

Games featured in this episode:
OUT RUN (1986) Sega
Tokyo Wars (1996) Namco
Star Wars (1983) Atari
Metal Hawk (1988) Namco

Check out Miki’s channel “Miki Lab”:

And Shingo’s channel Let’s Play Japan:

★ Crane Game Secrets Revealed: Japan’s UFO Catcher Academy

★ Japanese Photo Sticker Booths: Purikura Adventure
★ Gachapon Toy Capsules:

▷ SUBTITLES: If you’d like to help out and submit a subtitle in your language, I’d really appreciate it so we can reach more people!

THANK YOU! You’ll be listed as a collaborator for this video too 🙂 -john

This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He’s been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan’s International Channel.
#onlyinjapan #tokyo #gamecenter


  1. Science girl is cringe asf but I'd still like her to fart in my face.

  2. that Japanese lady is adorable and cute not just in her looks but her mannerisms as well.

  3. That girl clearly grew up before smart phones. She's just not a nerd…

  4. Seria épico uns lugares desse no Brasil!

  5. 9:10 had this game in galaxy world in george st in Sydney Australia in the early 00's however it was a flat screen version not the cool dome version like Japan, ill have to check it out, however the 1994 squadron star wars flight sim is my fave and i could beat that one as well.

  6. That would be like heaven to have a retro arcade near me again. The last arcade in my city, closed in the early 2000's😢

  7. What's the game at the middle screen at 6:50 and at what console you play it.i remember playing it

  8. She said the old game pixelated. And try explain why new film from japan still pixelated, mikie!

  9. I'm remembered my childhood and youth. Always I was play arcade games in gaming centers. By the way finally I got my arcade machine(mame) in my home. If you want to see that, visit to my channel.

  10. 어느나라사람인디이점2.1구릉디의식착클락ㅇ탕 ㅓ스리

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  12. 👏👏👏👏Top de Mais Show😉✌️

  13. That Japanese girl she’s cute 🥰 she get it if u know wat I’m mean 😉 😉

  14. Wow the host is so obnoxious and feminine.

  15. Their a lot of simps in the comment section

  16. Some asian countries still have the old japanese style arcade cabbinet with games like marvel v capcom, street fighter 2, and tekken 2

  17. Ralph Macchio goes back to Japan, but gets sidetracked at the arcade with Kumiko.

  18. Afterburner was the best arcade experience for 8 yr old me

  19. Hats off to the Japanese people for always keeping video arcades alive.

  20. una experiencia unica ir a esos lugares llamados "arcades" en japon

  21. y con hongos ir a estos arcades en japon es re loco

  22. It's called ding dong in my country and we still have 1 in our house lol ..

  23. Interviewer: "Hey Miki, Is it true Japanese Women shave all parts of there body?"
    Miki Igarashi: "No not all parts, Traditional Japanese Women shave there Arms, Arm pits, Legs, Back and Face".
    Interviewer: But wait?…. isn't that all parts of the bod…….. oooh i see 🤣🤣🤣

  24. como quiero ir a jugar un juego retro y jugar un juego de gundam

  25. Hi bro but I love you only pubg Mobile game

  26. Age is just a number….right Miki?….I mean to play arcade

  27. Seems like sometimes when talking about arcades, and generations who lived through them, people forgets to mention the 90s kids (now early-mid 30s) who grew up in the height of fighting games with the CPS2 and the first 3D fighters, werw the last generation to have teuly experienced an arcade boom

  28. They're still there because people in there don't see it only as a place to play games, they see it like we see bars: as place to go out, to meet with friends, etc. In other words arcades for them is something more, much more, too bad people in western don't have the same view

  29. Wow, that's a good dose of nostalgia. What a fun time! Sadly here in Spain they removed all the arcade centers I used to go in my city. I miss them so much!

  30. This is a feature that game stop stores should integrate into the business model with all the money people have invested. I mean imagine if they did something like this as a game stop arcade cafe experience that competes with Dave and Buster's but caters to gaming communities.

  31. コロナの影響もあり、ミカドさんも苦境に立たされています。外国から来日される方、観光コースの一つに日本の古き良きゲームセンターを体感されてみてはいかがでしょうか?場所は東京の山手線に乗り高田馬場駅下車です😊

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