Kinaco, Arcade Centre, Osaka
Snuck between a ramen restuarant and a postal shipping office, on one of the many backstreets off the main drag in DenDenTown, Osaka, is this little gem of an arcade centre, Kinaco.
Hosting only American arcade cabinets, and predominately Atari cabinets it’s a retro arcade gamers dream.
Only open on Sunday afternoons (1pm~8pm) this must be more of a labour of love for the owner than a huge money-making business.
Occasionally the cabinets get worked on so you might not always be able to play your favourite.
A brief video tour of the arcade:
The star attraction has got to be this beautiful Star Wars sit-down cabinet in all it’s glory.
One of my favourite arcade games was unfortunately out of order.
The Deluxe Asteroids Cab was working though.
It can be a bit tricky to find, but it’s worth seeking out.