Location: ZXA Building, 4-5 Sakae 1-chome (名古屋市 中区栄1丁目4-5), Nagoya, Japan
As he returns to Japan, our roving reporter John heads for the Japan Gaming Museum. But before he spends time there, he checks out an arcade run by the games giant Sega.
On 21 December 2012, I departed for Nagoya as the first stop on my journey to the Japan Game Museum.
I arrived in Nogaya in the late afternoon and reached Nagoya City in the evening.
After checking in to my hotel, I immediately proceeded to my first pinball location - Club Sega of Nagoya Fushimi (クラブセガ名古屋伏見).
There was only one pinball there - a Stern Spider-Man.
Anyway, that was absolutely fine for me since I didn't have much free time at that night.
In general, the condition of the pinball was acceptable although the right lower flipper was quite weak.
The pinball was set on 'easy' settings which meant that if the ball could pass through the spinners of the right and left loops but didn't reach the central upper saucer when the 'lock' insert was lit, it would be still counted as a locked ball. If it was set to 'difficult' mode, it would not be counted as a locked ball.
I left the Club Sega around 8:00pm and had my dinner at a nearby restaurant - Nakau. The dinner set tasted delicious because I was so hungry.
After the dinner, I went to the Fuji capsule and sauna in Sakae (栄) for an onsen (hot spring) bath.
It was very enjoyable and relaxing to have onsen bath during the cold winter in Japan where the outside temperature was around 0C - 5C.
Around 10:30pm, I went back to the hotel with a warm but tired body. Next day, I would visit my dream place - the Japan Game Museum at Inuyama City.
Here is some additional information about Club Sega and their Spider-Man pinball:
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