Visiting Tokyo - tips?


I’m a long time lurker, even fell out of the scene for awhile but I’m visiting Japan and I’d love to run into Daigo, Fuudo, or just watch the best play. I found this guide… but my time is short so:

  • what are some must visit tips for a Street Fighter fan? what arcades / times do should i go? any video game museum?


Visit a brothel

Skip the games, bang long backs.

Soap Land :bee:

Here’s a tip, don’t pretend this is a good site to ask for advice on it. Everyone here is a pretentious weeb who only wishes they could go to Japan.

Also visit a maid cafe.

The greatest legal loophole on the planet.

Also OP, remember that grabbing a woman’s breasts out of the blue is how you greet females in Japan as a foreigner. It may seem wrong at first but they actually love it.

Play 3rd Strike
Its a good game


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Also, make sure to visit Super Potato. Picked up a good bit of Saturn games there on the cheap.

Enjoy the food. Maybe it’s just where I live, but Japanese food is so much better than the crap we have down here.

this thread seems to reappear every year

Anyhoo back on topic, Japan has a long a great history of warriors. All foreigners must prove they are the best of the best by participating a duel of combat. How do you know you are being challenged? The most typical way is to be greeted by a bow, ignoring a challenge is considered extremely offensive. Challenges may come anywhere at any time, be prepared for multiple challengers.

heres a tip. dont visit a maid cafe

helpful edit - takodanobaba is a must visit imo. the train station is flanked by two rather famous arcades. mi-ka-do is long known for hosting tournaments for niche fighting games and has active 3rd and GG communities. never been big for SF4 tho because of big box, the other arcade in baba. I actually haven’t visited big box since 2009 so not sure if it still gets much action but back then it was probably the hottest spot for SF4.

and baba in general is a cool area, as well as being a stop on the jr yamanote line.

Hit up the vending pantsu machines!

If you like stick modding and are going to Akihabara anyway, you might want to check out Mak Japan. Also Tokyo Game Show is this weekend so if you’re around town might as well go.

Don’t take any wooden nipples.

Fucking weeaboo.

If you are in Akihabara, Club Sega, Hey, and Taitio arcades are within walking distance of each other. You’ll pass them all walking up and down the street so you don’t need a guide or to remember the locations before hand. When I was there a few months ago everyone seemed to be playing the 3-d arena fighters like J-stars & Dragon Ball Xenoverse style. Some Gundam game seemed to be the most popular “fighting” game people played. There were a bunch of card based games that seemed to be popular too but I didn’t try any.

The 2-d fighter floor of Club Sega was virtually empty. I did see people lined up to play Street Fighter 2 but I can’t remember which arcade that was. I think each play was only 10 yen or something. I did see a decent amount of people scattered around different arcades but there were plenty of empty machines around. I don’t really have any Street Fighter specific advice but the business day in Akihabra seems to be Sunday so that might be when the heavy hitters show up.

I would visit a shrine and meditate in it. I would visit that newly discovered pyramid they have over there. I would probably try to meditate in the pyramid, too.

Smoke crack

Smoke weed with some Japanese stoners.

What about those elvis presley dudes?

Are you talking about the rockabillies? I bet they smoke weed.