Originated in the early 1970s in Japan, airsoft is a competitive team shooting sport where you take out the opposing team with pellet guns. The game fields are usually located in the suburbs, but Asobiba runs a few indoor locations across the city – making it possible to enjoy some fun battles in between sightseeing.
The Akihabara branch offers three different zones that can be combined to create one large playing field. After changing into an appropriate outfit (rental fee including gun from ¥2,500), head over to the shooting range for some practice before entering the battle.
There are two common airsoft games: one where you capture your opponent’s flag, and the other in which you win by taking down all the members of the enemy team. Once you’re hit, you’re out of the game, but you can still watch your friends fighting it out via the surveillance camera from the safety area.
Reservations are possible for at least six people. Smaller groups and solo players can simply drop in to be teamed up with other players. Don’t worry if you’re a novice; there’s a tutorial to get you familiarised with the game.