SPOCHA The all you can play place in Tokyo
Millennials will love it here. Half real sports half video games, it offers enough excitement to spend a few hours. There is target shooting, kick boxing for the single players, air hockey table tennis badminton for the twos, bowling, basketball, volley ball, golf, billiards, frisbee for the larger groups. Games are time-limited usually 10 minutes. After one team finishes the next team waiting outside gets in after resetting the timer. This way you can move from one sports to another taking a taste of a variety without really spending all your energy in one. Floor to ceiling nets separate the courts and the audience. There are even auto- throw machines to improve your skills playing alone be it table tennis or baseball or golf
It’s all aimed at keeping folks engaged. Especially on a rainy day this entirely indoor sports complex is a boon. And for a party young at heart what better than book the facility for few hours and enjoy a team building timeout ! It need not be sports as in physical activities only. There are sets of video arcade games to join in the fight against space aliens or, just race against F1 drivers.
For the ones looking for more exotic fare why not try the bull ride! Or the new sensation of a Segway self balancing hover board! All you need is the interest rest all are there. You can rent skating shoes, you can change into freely available sports shoes, you can even get fresh towels and stuff from vending machines installed inside.
In case after all the activities you feel tired, or you just need that session of soulful singing to really let the blues away, there are a series of well appointed Karaoke rooms.
Kids are welcome. Not only welcome but have their own facilities. For the toddlers there is a complete dedicated floor with play areas having ball play, tunnel crossing and what have you. For the little older tykes there is bowling, not to mention arcade games. What more there is even a space with optical projections – one can dance and jump and move the shadows to score a game !
While the kids enjoy what do their moms do? Worry not that’s also well thought of. How about letting oneself Into a massage chair, with a story book in hand? Next to the toddler play area there are rows of massage chairs, with rack full of books for reading. Sometimes one deserves a break like that isn’t it?
All this for a flat 2000 thousand yen or there about for 90 minutes, with discounts for school students and a little extra for next 90 minutes.
Interested? Look up the following link. It’s part of the franchise called Round1. They have branches all around, with author having visited the Odaiba one. Being in Odaiba a visit to the site can be combined with shopping at the fabulous shopping centers right there. Need any more convincing?
A point to note though – not being fluent in Japanese may disqualify you from some of the activities such as riding the Segway, apparently on safety ground, as it happened to us. Otherwise feel free to explore and enjoy to the max! Sports buffet -> Spotcha.