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michael weil
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I'm travelling to Japan this nearing September and I'm looking for games, to buy, to learn, to play

i'll be in Tokyo from the 2nd to the 17th of September, and Kyoto/Osaka from the 18th to the 24th (and then a couple more days in Tokyo)
if any of you know about a game day or an event or even just a group that is willing to meet someone and teach them some games I would love to meet some new people and learn some new games (I might even bring a game or two of my own, but no promises, don't want to take anything to heavy with me, surly I will need to carry a lot back )

i'm travelling with friends, but am unsure that they will be interested in games, but that is mostly just wait and see

FYI, I don't know Japanese, maybe enough to ask for directions, but certainly nothing more
 
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Yannis
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Hi Michael

We have a pretty active group of gamers here in tokyo.
http://www.meetup.com/JIGG-Tokyo/

There should be 2 game days happening when you are planing to be in Tokyo, so feel free to join us and bring your friends too.

There is also a group down in the Kansai area you can join.
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/752
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michael weil
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hey, thanks, if nothing stops me I'll come to at least the ayase game day, but maybe also the other two events in sep. (I should be back at Tokyo by the 25th)

So, see you there!

anything else I should know about Tokyo gaming? like, what are the best stores? (though I guess I could just ask you on the ayase game day...)
 
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Cathy Calcan
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Hi.
In a different thread, I recommended Shosen Grande in Jimbocho(near Akihabara and Tokyo station).
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/23297027#23297027
If you are looking for non-Japanese games, that would be the best try.
# By the way, that thread has lots of shop infos. You should check it out.

OTOH, if you would like to see some Japanese local/indies games, then Yellow Submarine would be better.
They have stores in Akihabara/Shinjuku/Ikebukuro. Their website says they also have stores in Osaka and Kyoto(though I have never been there).

If you don't mind walking around, how about this route?
* Take the subway and go to Jimbocho station.
* To Okuno Karuta-ten. http://www.okunokaruta.com/english.html They mainly hold traditional games, it should be worth a visit.
* To Shosen Grande. As I said before, many imported games.
* Move to Akihabara area. 20-30min walk or take a taxi.
* To Yellow Submarine Akihabara shop.
* To Role & Roll Station.
* To Yodobashi Camera Akihabara. They have games on the 6th floor.
* JR Akihabara station is right in front, should be easy to move anywhere.

I think it's also worth mentioning Sugorokuya in Koenji https://sugorokuya.jp/shop-en.html and Tendays in Mitaka, but those shops are placed on the opposite side of Tokyo, so a bit far from Akihabara.

Wishing you a good stay in Japan!
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