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Airsoft footage in ASOBIBA Akihabara

Did you know you can play an airsoft game in middle of Tokyo? There is the place called “ASOBIBA Akihabara” which is the airsoft field in placed in Akihabara, Tokyo. Akihabara is known as “Mecca of Anime”, but also there are lots of  Airsoft, Electronic, and food places in there. Since I am a huge fan of an airsoft, I played an airsoft with my friends from 19:00 to 22:00. ASOBIBA owns lots of airsoft fields in Japan. One in Nihonbashi Osaka, Osu Nagoya, and Sakuragicho Kanagawa. Since Akihabara field is a new one, lots of people showed up when we played. There were over 50 people who joined the night game in Akihabara field. Here is a footage of airsoft game with my GoPro camera.

The open hours in ASOBIBA Akihabara

On weekdays: 16:00~22:00

On weekends: 10:00~16:00, 16:00~22:00 (Morning/Night games is separated)

You can also book the charter game and play with your friends or coworkers. If you are interested in to play some game in ASOBIBA, let me know! I would like to help you out to join this exciting sports!

Also, there will be “Resident Evil Event” is coming up at ASOBIBA!! If you want to try an airsoft gun with S.T.A.R.S model, they will rental the Resident Evil model gas blow back airsoft gun on the event!

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On the way to work in Akihabara

I have been going to Akihabara a lot for work, but on the way to work, I always find some weird thing in Akihabara. 最近は秋葉原での仕事が多く仕事に向かう度に変な面白いものを見つけたりしてます。

First, I found Gacha center inside of station. Which means, if you do not have train ticket, you cannot able to get Gacha. I mentioned Gacha before in post from past, that was the game Gacha, but this one is real life Gacha. One Gacha costs from 100yen to 300yen. まず最初は駅構内に設置されていたガチャコーナー。切符を買わないとプレイ出来ないとは面白いけど、限定品などではなさそうでした。最近のガチャは100円だけじゃなく、300円の物まで出てきましたね!Gacha 1 Gacha 2 New arrival Gacha

Today was a commercialized car near Akihabara station. It was advertizing TV show. I saw the back side of the car, I thought it was a new redbull car. 駅から出ると、変な宣伝カーが・・・。センスが…(笑)

Weird Commecialized CarWeird commercialized car from sideI had cheap Ramen today at “Hakata Furyu”. I ordered spicy Miso flavor Ramen and it costs 600yen. Also you can get  noodle refuel for free up to two times!! I forgot to take free noodle… 今日は【博多風龍】というところでラーメンを頂きました。価格は600円とお手頃で、なんと替え玉無料!替え玉の写真は撮り忘れました・・・。

博多風龍 辛味噌ラーメン

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すた丼 “Stadon”

While the break at work, me and my coworker went to rice bowl restaurant called ”すた丼(Stadon)”. I ordered spice rice bowl today. It was raining today,so the store had a campaign for free dumpling because of the rain. 仕事の休憩時間に近くの丼ぶり屋さんの【すた丼】秋葉原店に行ってきました。雨だったことで半餃子の無料キャンペーンがやってて、そちらもご一緒にオーダー!

Free dumpling

When the rice bowl showed up, the green pepper was in the bowl…. I was like, “Hey(to my cowoker), can you eat my green pepper?” with smiley face. He accepted for me since I do not like green pepper.  Here is the before after of my rice bowl. メニューから【旨辛丼】をチョイスしたが、ピーマンが入ってたので同僚に食べてもらいました(笑) 味はそこそこ美味しかったが、ピーマンだけがなぁ。。。IMG_20150217_193132IMG_20150217_193431

The taste of rice bowl itself was pretty good. The store is located in Akihabara, so if you have any chance, try it! 秋葉原に寄った際は行ってみてはいかがでしょうか。

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Photo of my coworker ate green pepper for me. ピーマンを食べてくれた同僚の写真。

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Akihabara “The mecca of Anime”

Today was my off, so I went to Akihabara to shop some accessories for my GoPro. Hero3+. I went to Softmap and Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara; however, I could not find anything that I wanted. The new Radio-Kan building was very clean and the stores inside the building were placed well. Before this one, most of the floors were crowded and hard to move around.

今日はお仕事がお休みだった為、秋葉原に行ってきました。私のGoPro Hero3+に取り付けるアクセサリ―を見て回ったんですが、ほしいものが見つからずに秋葉原をうろうろ・・・。

New Radio-Kan

On the way back home, I was craving for Kebab, so I went to one of the Kebab store called “Star★Kebab”

歩いているとお腹が空いたので職場の人がケバブを食べてたのを見て食べたくなっていたので、【Star★Kebab(スターケバブ)】でチキンケバブを食べてきました。

Star★KebabI ordered Chicken Kebab because I have not tried yet before and it is the cheapest Kebab you can get. 一番安いチキンケバブは食べたことがなかったので、辛口ソースで頂きました。味はそこそこと言っても本場のケバブの味を知りませんから!(笑)

Chicken KebabOn the way home, I was still hungry, so I tried the new Ramen store near Komagome station. They serves Yokohama style Ramen, and the prices are starts from 690yen. 最寄り駅から帰る途中にまだお腹が空いていたの、新しくできた横浜系のラーメン屋さんに行ってきました。一番安い醤油豚骨ラーメンをオーダーしました。New ramen shop near Komagome station

In my opinion, this Ramen was…meh (sigh). I did not like it because the noodle were not cooked enough, plus the Ramen was too oily. Maybe some people will like it, but I don’t… sorry. 味はですねぇ。。。僕は好きじゃない。麺がしっかりと茹っていなかったのと、油が多すぎました。好きな人は好きだと思いますが、僕はもう行かないでしょうね・・・。

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What is Akihabara, Denny’s, Ramen?

One of the famous pop culture in Japan is an Animation which is growing every year.

I went to Akihabara with my fiance to show how does mecca of Japanese pop culture. I usually go there to purchase cheap electronics or souvenir to U.S. Most of the buildings in Akihabara are electronic shop, pop culture goods store, and cafes. I want to point out the cafes in Akihabara are little different than any other cafes in Japan. Some are called “Maid Cafe” which is maid will serve the food and drink to a customer with servant attitude. In other word, maid cafe is consider as cosplay restaurant. We didn’t went to Akihabara because I knew that they will charge a lot for those service + the food and drink’s price range are about 500-1000yen ($6-$11) which is pretty pricey. However, some maid cafe enthusiastic people are obsessed to go for enjoyment, not like me going to Japanese Denny’s.

I like Denny’s in Japan. On the other hand, I do not like Denny’s in U.S. The big differences between Japanese and American are first, Japanese are not crazy about bacon like American Denny’s. Becon sundae…? What in the world who eats that desert after the meal. In Japanese Denny’s, they do not serve those bacon dishes. They serve variety kinds of food, such as Ramen, steak, raw/grilled fish, sandwiches, lasagna, and etc. One of my favorite is the hamburger steak with Japanese style soy sauce. Incredibly delicious to me and I always order same items, but that is just me. I forgot to take those photos for this post, but I will bring up more and more in the future.

We went to Japanese Ramen store called 鈴蘭(Suzuran) in 新宿(Shinjuku) area. I ordered辛つけ麺(Spicy dipping Ramen) and my fiance ordered 中華そば(Chukasoba) which is same as regular Ramen, but they serve authentic style.

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I should go there again because I like the spicy soup and meat was marinated with black pepper!

秋葉原はアニメのメッカで知られていますよね?先日、私と私のフィアンセとお邪魔しに行ってきました。到着するとやはり雪の影響で歩道がアイスバーン状態・・・。仕方なしに歩いていると自分が転びそうになったり、他の人たちも氷と苦戦していました。今回秋葉原にお邪魔した理由は、私のフィアンセに秋葉原というところはどいうい町並みなのかを前々から見せようと思っていたので、東京に来たついでに行ってみました。しかし秋葉原の人柄はユニークであり、稀に体臭を気にしない人、海外から観光に来てる人、コスプレしてお店の宣伝をしてる人たちで賑わっていました。私たちにはどうも秋葉原は向いてなかったみたいですが、彼女のアメリカにいる友達にお土産を買う点ではとてもエンジョイできました。

新宿三丁目で中華そば店の「鈴蘭」に来店してきました。店の場所は小さく見つけづらい場所に位置していますが、入ってみると左手に食券販売機と約10-15席ほどのカウンター席のみ。「辛つけ麺」を試してみました。煮卵はトッピングとし足しました。そこまで辛くはないのですが、私自身の舌には丁度の良い辛さで路面の雪で冷えた体を温めなおしてくれました。是非、二度三度食べたくなってくる中華そば店でした。

最後にデニーズのお話。アメリカのデニーズに来店したときに驚いた商品のひとつに「ベーコンパフェ」という代物がありました。それに比べて日本のデニーズの「和風ハンバーグ」は絶品。週に一回は日本のデニーズに行っていますが、アメリカのデニーズにはもう一生行かないでしょう。ちなみにアメリカのデニーズは朝・昼・晩かかわらず一日中がモーニングセット(ハッシュドポテト、目玉焼き、ベーコンなど)みたいなメニューなので日本のデニーズと違ってとてもバリエーションが少なく、三度行ったら飽きてしまうようなレストランでした。逆に日本のデニーズは期間限定物や旬なものを取り揃えているので、やはり日本の食文化にあった料理が提供されることから日本のデニーズは大好きです。

BTBhohei