Luida’s Bar: Tokyo’s Dragon Quest Bar

When it comes to video games and themed dining, Japan is where it’s at, so it’s no surprise that there are a few video game themed cafes, bars and restaurants in Tokyo. We stopped by Luida’s Bar – the Dragon Quest themed bar in Tokyo’s suburb of Roppongi – to check it out and try a drink. 

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6 Themed Hotels in Japan: we’ve stayed in all of them

Japan has a reputation for its wacky themed restaurants. It’s also the home of quirky themed hotel rooms. We’ve stayed in six of the best themed hotel rooms in Tokyo – read on for a glimpse into these weird and wonderful places.

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Daiba Itchome Shotengai: the Japanese retro-kitsch theme park

Daiba Itchome Shōtengai (台場一丁, also known as Odaiba 1-Chome Shotengai) is a small retro-styled theme park in the Decks Tokyo Beach Odaiba shopping centre. This is where you can get your dose of 1950s Japanese retro-kitsch in the form of lollies, arcade games and more. We recently paid a visit to Daiba Itchome Shōtengai where we felt like kids in a (retro) candy store.

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Namco Namja Town: a theme park for cats, gyoza and ice-cream

Namco Namja Town is one of two indoor theme parks run by Namco in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City mall. We visited Namja Town where we ate at the Gyoza Stadium, sampled a few unusual ice-cream flavours (from a selection of 50!) and wandered through a haunted house.

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Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo: the largest Pokémon Center in Japan

The Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City shopping centre is the largest Pokémon Center in Japan. This is where Pokémon fans shop for a huge range of merchandise including limited edition items. We stopped by to have a look and to buy souvenirs for some Pokémon obsessed friends back home.

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