Shinjuku’s Kabukicho nightlife district is well on the way to becoming Tokyo’s hottest new hangout as a brand new amusement arcade is opening in Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, the city’s largest hotel and entertainment complex. Known as Namco Tokyo, this new attraction combines a gaming arcade with a bar, making it a nightlife venue with a twist. Run by renowned gaming conglomerate Bandai Namco, recently opened on Friday April 14.
Namco Tokyo occupies a massive 1,400sqm space on the third floor of Tokyu Kabukicho Tower. One of the standout features is the Music and Playlounge Asobinotes area, which is a place where you can sip on drinks, play games and watch AI DJ performances with arcade game music.
You can order cocktails, mocktails, beer, highballs and sours to keep you refreshed while playing games.
What's more, you'll also be able to enjoy beautiful parfaits from late-night dessert specialist Parfaiteria Bel. There's even an adorable Pacman-inspired parfait. Not into sweets? There are also an assortment of savoury canned goods from Cannederful, a food shop selling regional specialities from across Japan in tins.
As for entertainment, you can look forward to AI DJs, including popular characters like Pacman.
Of course, Namco Tokyo is also an arcade, so you’ll find plenty of crane games stocked with figurines from popular anime franchises. Don’t miss the 3.3m-wide Big Crane machine that will be filled with jumbo-sized prizes.
There's even an area dedicated to gachapon, where you’ll find 250 capsule toy machines dispensing fun little toys and trinkets. If you’d rather not test your luck, you can stop by the two official merchandise stores within the same building: the Ichibankuji Official Shop and the One Piece Card Game Official Shop
Namco Tokyo will be open from 11am to 1am daily. For more information, visit the website.
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