Posted by: Kazu
Probably you have seen buildings like the ones bellow many times while you are in Japan.
These are fun places for a certain people.
The places are called Pachinko Parlor.
Pachinko is like a vertical pinball game with which you have fun
hitting a ball to direct it to lucky holes and once you get successful in
doing so, you get lots of prizes.
It is very popular only among grown-ups.
Because actually you have to be over 18 years old to play it and students are
barred from it.
Sometimes you can see a long line of people waitintg for a Pachinko prlor to open early in the morning.
Do you think grow-ups get up early and wait in line for just playing pinball games for fun ?
To tell the truth, people can get money from it.
Because there are places where you can sell prizes and make profit.
There are even people making a living from it.
But still it is not gamblimg because you don't win money directly from it.
So in that respect, Pachinko parlor is very unique.
For an experience, it is no harm for you as a foreign tourist to play it once or twice.
Posted by: michikazu (December 6, 2017 6:58 AM)