Arcades in Tokyo | Tokyo in arcades

About Arcade Tokyo

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Hi, I’m Roland, author of Arcade Tokyo and sometime freelance writer and photographer.

With arcades having faded away in the West, Arcade Tokyo gets out into the Tokyo game centres and bottles the atmosphere for export around the world.

Through games, places and people, I’m building a picture of life in the metropolis – finding arcades in Tokyo, and Tokyo in its arcades.

How To Follow Along

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Arcade Tokyo has occasionally been commissioned for features elsewhere on the web, including on Nintendo Life and Push Square.

If the pulse of underground Tokyo would fit your publication, drop me a line at for a feature proposal.