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| "Re(1):Tokyo arcades" , posted Sat 11 Jul 00:17:|
However, I think the guide needs an update.
For example, I couldn't find Shibuya Kaikan anywhere. In the picture, we can see Forever 21 reflected in the glass. I've found that street following this map and Forever 21 is there, but there is no Shibuya Kaikan.
There are some others I couldn't find but I forgot to note which ones exactly and what parts of Tokyo. It is possible that I just missed these places but I really tried to find them, checked the buildings from all sides and all. Definitely check with someone in Tokyo who knows the streets better.
Thanks for your compliments and welcome to the board! Yes, the guide is certainly due for an update, thanks for the reminder. The Shibuya Kaikan arcade unfortunately closed down a year ago, and two other locations in the area also faced the same fate. Tough times indeed.
The scary part, I can recall a bunch of iconic arcades closing down in the 4 years since the guide was made, but only one that's newly opened (fortunately it's a non-smoking arcade). Hopefully I'll have time during the year to update it with together with additional photos and pages!
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