Want to do something different in Japan? Today, I’m going to share a place I like a lot: Spocha.
What is Spocha? It’s an amusement center that’s SO. FUN.
Ok, I suppose that’s not much help to anyone lol. Well, Spocha is a place where you can play arcade games and sports for a flat fee. A fun buffet, if you will!
There are cool things like archery, roller skating/blading, billiards, darts, and shooting – you shoot at the paper target and at the end the paper will come to you to see where you hit (or missed)! There’s also slightly eyebrow-raising ones like fishing, but not every outlet wastes the space on fishing so that’s ok.
There are also play areas for kids like a cushioned obstacle course, ball pool (the kind with lots of plastic balls), inflated slides, etc.
How much is it?
There are different packages:
- 90 mins – 1,740 yen
- 3 hours – 2,130 yen
- Free time – 2,690 yen (or 2,150 yen if entry after 11pm)
The most value-for-money is definitely the free plan. If you’re hardcore, you can play for the full duration allowed, from opening at 8am to 6am the next day! YES. 22 HOURS.
The longest we ever stayed was 9+ hours. Fu’s stamina usually gives out a lot earlier. Towards the end he’ll go sleep on one of the comfy massage chairs while I continue playing by myself lol. Sometimes he also sleeps in the karaoke room while I serenade him haha.
Where is it?
Spocha is actually under the umbrella of the Round One group, and there are many branches all around Japan.
Note: Not all Round One branches have Spocha. Most only have karaoke, bowling, billiards, etc.
One of the most accessible Spocha branches in Tokyo is the one in Odaiba’s Diver City. Odaiba is a nice place with views of Rainbow Bridge and several shopping malls! It’s also home to the mega 18m tall Gundam Statue.
Official Spocha website (Japanese)
To end off, here are some photos taken over our various trips there! We regularly bring friends who are visiting to Spocha! :D
And here’s my favorite: ARCADE MACHINES!!!!!!
I’m still waiting for worthy opponents for Bishi Bashi and Pop’n Music. Fu puts up a good fight for Bishi Bashi, but crumbles in the face of Pop’n Music.
There are even old-school arcade games!
This place is fully equipped with things you need so you can come totally empty-handed. They have shoes for rent (free!) so you can play sports, they even sell socks if you need.
They also have lockers (also free as they return the 100 yen you put in) so you can store all your barang barang.
They sell food, but you are allowed to leave the premises to eat outside too if you prefer!
This place is just awesomesauce. If you like games, you’ll love this place.
Don’t say I didn’t share good finds! ;D