Last day in Tokyo!
We went into Shinjuku to find the Capcom Bar to possibly go for lunch but it wasn’t open until 2:30 PM, instead we went into a Mister Donut and had the healthiest possible brunch, which consisted of melon soda and pumpkin creme filled donuts.
We heard that there was a Capcom store opening in Odaiba, which is a part of Tokyo which is by the sea, so off we went to go try to find it. Our searches did not yield any results (no matter what anyone or any blog tells you, the Capcom store does NOT exist, except for online) however we found this place called Joypolis, which was a small arcade theme park inside of this huge DECKS shopping mall.
Inside, we went on this zombie rollercoaster shooter. It was incredible. You were strapped into a rollercoaster car with a working video game joypad in front of you where these projection screens came down and you had to shoot zombies, then you advanced, and at one point we went up a steep hill and eventually after the Boss, it shot us forward super fast and we did a bunch of twists and backwards somersaults. IT WAS AWESOME!!!!
Then we saw the Miles Edgeworth Perfect Prosecutor set up, which had a PERFECT replica of his office from the Phoenix Wright games, complete with Steel Samurai, K Prosecutor trophy, and Edgeworth jacket framed on the wall, plus lifesized Edgeworth chillin’ on the side. We couldn’t understand the game that came with the exhibit because it was all in Japanese but we were still allowed to take pictures. Yay! It was totally worth it. :D
We also went on a Wild Jungle 3D simulator with this Spanish family of 3 young boys and their dad, who was horribly racist. He was shouting things to his kids that made it seem like they were having fun but Soraia translated and it was something that was super racist and horrible and we were not impressed, and we gave the dad the most disapproving look ever. Anyway, we took pictures with a Sonic statue that talked to us, walked around and took pictures, then headed back to Shinjuku.
We got terribly lost on the way back, kept taking the wrong lines… so we took longer than anticipated to get back to the Capcom bar. We didn’t end up getting back to the bar until about 5:15pm, and the thing with the bar that we didn’t know was that you’re supposed to reserve a specific 2 hour slot and our slot would have started 45 minutes ago. We still wanted to go inside because we had to leave at 7:30 and the next slot was at 7, so they let us in anyway.
We went through these double silver doors and were greeted extremely happily by the adorable waitresses in this black uniforms and the barstaff. It wasn’t horribly busy which was nice. There was posters and tv’s with Capcom games, action figures lining the bars and display cases, memorabilia hanging from the walls and bar mixed with the drinks.. it was just an amazing atmosphere. The bar is a High Spirited bar, so most of the stuff you order, wether it be food or drink, is performed by the waitresses.
We got Resident Evil drinks to start and 2 waitresses enacted a scene between a zombie and Jill Valentine. I ordered Zangief meat skewers and I had to Shoryuken the waitress for it. We were both in a fighting position and we announced to the whole bar that it was the waitress vs. Canada-kun which I was lovingly dubbed.. It was great fun! :D We also got Monster Hunter salad which was amazing, it had potato salad and boiled quail eggs in it, and Sora got the Devil May Cry pizza, which was served by the waitress who mimicked Dante’s “Jackpot!!” cry.
For dessert, Sora got Devil May Cry themed dessert and drink and I got Phoenix Wright themed. I got the Blue Badger pancakes with a PW drink and Sora got a Dante Strawberry parfait complete with DMC Oreo and a Dante cocktail that had rose alcohol in it (everything Dante was garnished with a rose, FANTASTIC.)
If someone ordered the Phoenix Wright onion ring tower, apparently the entire bar would have turned into a courtroom and everyone had to scream OBJECTION (or IGIARI!!! in Japanese) I wasn’t in the mood for onion rings, otherwise that would have been hilarious.
Soraia talked to them a lot in Japanese and we tried to communicate well, overall it was a lot of fun! The waitresses were really nice and we gave them all high fives after everyone else left and they let us take pictures of the place and gave us stamp cards and coasters they only give people who win the raffle. We were special!! ;o;
Back to Tokyo station for the last Shinkansen back to Kobe. Would you believe our suitcase we brought was entirely filled with manga and artbooks and our clothes were stuffed into a paper bag? Hahahahahahaha that was fun getting back home plus laptop plus backpack plus our cameras and purses. WHEEEE!
Tokyo overall was awesome awesome awesome, I’m so glad I was able to properly enjoy it this time, because 11 years ago when I went I barely did anything in the 1 hour I was there. So happy. <3
Capcom Bar, Biohazard Cafe, Akihabara, Butler Cafe, many geek stores and purchases and experiences… love it. Thank you Tokyo. Thank you Japan! What a great way to end my trip.
Tonight Sora and I went to sushi to celebrate my last night in Japan and I will spend tonight packing and prepping packages to send home.
I will see you all in New Zealand! :D