Yesterday was The Husbun’s birthday and one of his wishes was to go to Anata No Warehouse (“Your Warehouse”).
This five floor arcade building is a dream for any Blade Runner and Ghost In The Shell fans. (Or anyone into cyberpunk stuff really)
Anata no Warehouse was inspired by Kowloon, the walled city in Hong Kong.The Walled City of Kowloon was an ungoverned, highly populated settlement in Hong Kong. It was originally a Chinese military fort. Its population pretty much exploded with the Japanese occupation during the WWII, increasing even more during the years and reaching 50,000 residents within its limited 2.6-hectare borders. There were high rates of drug abuse, gambling and prostitution. It was demolished between 1990 and 1994, and today only some of their original buildings remain.
The Walled City of Kowloon has inspired many movie, manga, novel and video game locations (Batman Begins, Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner, Call of Duty Black Ops…) and of course, this arcade building in Kawasaki: Anata No Warehouse.
There are five floors.
First, entrance and exits. If you go, don’t miss the chance to peek into any windows you see. You might be surprised.
Second, arcade games. All the new dancing games and taiko drums, plus old school Mario Kart and shooter games. This floor also have all the claw crane style games and the classic arcade games such as Street Fighter, Space Invaders…
Third Floor, pachinko games and arcade card games.
Fourth floor. Pool, darts, table tennis and a huge Italian style fountain.
Fifth floor has a restaurant, rest area and cyber cafe (no pictures as it was kind of private)
It was a really cool visit and we enjoyed it a lot! I’m a big Sci-Fi fan and I was gladly surprised by the amazing ambiance and decor. Entrance is free but you have to be at least 18 years old.
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