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Est Shibuya Higashiguchi Kaikan

Est Shibuya Higashiguchi Kaikan
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PrincessTokyo
By PrincessTokyo
EST-- Shibuya's Best Family Fun Center
Jun 2016
EST is a huge family fun center located just a block from Shibuya Scramble Crossing. EST has ten levels of entertainment which include an arcade, bowling, billiards, darts, table tennis, and karaoke. Karaoke at EST is a must if you're seeking out a uniquely Japanese experience. Your group gets to rock out in a private room with a tv, 2 mics and music (many American songs are available in English, so don't worry). Food and drinks from the cafe are available to order in the karaoke rooms, as well as on every level. Another highly recommended "very Japanese" experience is the Purikura photo sticker booths. These photo booths on the main level of EST will take several photos of you (or your group) and make your eyes big and sparkly, add color to your lips, smooth and soften your complexion, and then allow you to customize the photos with words, stamps, clip art, backdrops and borders. The photos are then printed as stickers, which make great souvenirs. The camera shoots fast, and it can be a whirlwind at first. So take plenty of coins to the booth with you, in case it takes a couple trial runs for you to get the process down. Also in the arcade on the main level is a large bay of claw machines, mostly filled with character toys from popular Japanese anime shows. From my own experience, the claw machines at EST are not complete rip-offs-- you CAN actually win some of them!! Although I don't advocate dumping a lot of money into claw machines, if you can get a couple toys from them, they make cute souvenirs. The bowling alley also has a cool cafe which is very convenient if you have to wait for a bowling lane (it's Tokyo.... expect to wait). You can order food and enjoy the occasionally live music, and then as soon as your bowling lane is ready, your waiter or waitress will carry your remaining food up to your bowling area for you. It's pretty slick. There are four floors of bowling, and you can choose between regular bowling or black light cosmic bowling at any time of day .Bowling is approx. 600 yen per game plus 350 yen for shoe rental. For billiards, darts, and karaoke, you'll pay between 300-400 yen every 30 minutes. Table tennis costs more. As a family, we have tried each activity at EST over the past year and enjoyed them all, however, bowling and table tennis were our family-favorites. EST is perfect for families with kids age 6 and up to spend an evening together, or for college kids and teenagers to hang out with friends on the weekend. EST is open all night until 4:30 am on weekdays and 5:30 am on weekends, so you can play until you drop, or until someone drags you home. Tips: ***Parking can be a pain in Shibuya, but there is a nice large parking garage along the same street as EST, about two blocks down. This parking garage should show up on Google maps. ***EST accepts major credit cards for most activities. ***EST offers discounts and special events which can be seen on their website.

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Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.

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PrincessTokyo
United States39 contributions
EST-- Shibuya's Best Family Fun Center
Jun 2016 • Family
EST is a huge family fun center located just a block from Shibuya Scramble Crossing. EST has ten levels of entertainment which include an arcade, bowling, billiards, darts, table tennis, and karaoke.

Karaoke at EST is a must if you're seeking out a uniquely Japanese experience. Your group gets to rock out in a private room with a tv, 2 mics and music (many American songs are available in English, so don't worry). Food and drinks from the cafe are available to order in the karaoke rooms, as well as on every level.

Another highly recommended "very Japanese" experience is the Purikura photo sticker booths. These photo booths on the main level of EST will take several photos of you (or your group) and make your eyes big and sparkly, add color to your lips, smooth and soften your complexion, and then allow you to customize the photos with words, stamps, clip art, backdrops and borders. The photos are then printed as stickers, which make great souvenirs. The camera shoots fast, and it can be a whirlwind at first. So take plenty of coins to the booth with you, in case it takes a couple trial runs for you to get the process down.

Also in the arcade on the main level is a large bay of claw machines, mostly filled with character toys from popular Japanese anime shows. From my own experience, the claw machines at EST are not complete rip-offs-- you CAN actually win some of them!! Although I don't advocate dumping a lot of money into claw machines, if you can get a couple toys from them, they make cute souvenirs.

The bowling alley also has a cool cafe which is very convenient if you have to wait for a bowling lane (it's Tokyo.... expect to wait). You can order food and enjoy the occasionally live music, and then as soon as your bowling lane is ready, your waiter or waitress will carry your remaining food up to your bowling area for you. It's pretty slick. There are four floors of bowling, and you can choose between regular bowling or black light cosmic bowling at any time of day .Bowling is approx. 600 yen per game plus 350 yen for shoe rental. For billiards, darts, and karaoke, you'll pay between 300-400 yen every 30 minutes. Table tennis costs more.

As a family, we have tried each activity at EST over the past year and enjoyed them all, however, bowling and table tennis were our family-favorites. EST is perfect for families with kids age 6 and up to spend an evening together, or for college kids and teenagers to hang out with friends on the weekend. EST is open all night until 4:30 am on weekdays and 5:30 am on weekends, so you can play until you drop, or until someone drags you home.

Tips:
***Parking can be a pain in Shibuya, but there is a nice large parking garage along the same street as EST, about two blocks down. This parking garage should show up on Google maps.
***EST accepts major credit cards for most activities.
***EST offers discounts and special events which can be seen on their website.
Written September 5, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vincent N
Algueirao - Mem Martins, Portugal4 contributions
You can play all night
Jul 2016 • Friends
Pretty easy place for a tourist.
Menu in English and automatic
Possible to order your food or drink by the screen.
Written July 7, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Suat A
Ankara, Turkey1,102 contributions
In the center
May 2015 • Couples
A great place in the city center. You can play audio games on the ground floor, bowling on the other floors, billard on the nineth and pinpong on the sixth. What do you want more?
Written May 10, 2015
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TokyoVerls
Tokyo, Japan53 contributions
Fun way to spend a few hours with friends
Mar 2015 • Friends
EST is a great spot to head if you are looking for more than just drinks, or if you are looking to kill some time without drinks (but lets face it everything is more fun while drinking!)...There are about 9 floors including the basement, the majority of those are Ten Pin bowling, the main floor has black light bowling and more up beat vibe. The other floors are normal. There are two billiards floors, and the top level is table tennis, with awesome tables and a great lay out. You can order drinks at level 8, or if bowling there is a bar on level 5 I think? It can be a bit annoying having to run up and down stairs to get drinks. But a lot of the local kids bring their own drinks in and don't seem to get any hassle from staff. On level 1 they have the standard parlor games and an awesome section to take those cheesy photobooth pics with a million options post photo for customisation.
I think a lot of people might also come here to kill time when they have missed the last train from Shibuya, it seems to be open quite late.

Add this to a kareoke session for a fun night out
Written April 30, 2015
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