Kawasaki Warehouse

Kowloon Walled City Rebuilt in Japan

 By Chris Barnes   Sep 26, 2013

The Kawasaki Warehouse is a gaming center complete with a recreation of the famous Kowloon Walled City. As you enter through the sliding door, you find yourself in a red chamber which looks and feels like something out of a movie. As you proceed through the hissing door you’re immediately immersed in a dark and dingy alleyway constructed with the look and feel of the original Kowloon Walled City – grimy, devoid of sunlight and complete with the sounds of a sprawling ghetto. The Kowloon Walled City setting is set on the first and second floor and the 2nd level facade opens out into the modern video game arcade which sprawls out over three levels. The 2nd & 3rd floor gaming arcade is open from 09:00 ~ 24:00, and the 4th floor darts and billiards hall is open 24 hours. Entry is free however restricted to those 18 years of age and over. Kawasaki Warehouse is located just a five minute walk from JR Kawasaki Station and is well worth a visit.

Photography by Chris Barnes
Japan Travel Member

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Erin Rizal 2 years ago
Makes me wonder how this put this together. It really does look like something out of a movie/video game. For some reason it reminds me of Bioshock, haha. Thanks for sharing these!
Chris Barnes Photographer 2 years ago
It's great isn't it?! So glad I stumbled across it. Surprisingly, when I went, there was barely anyone inside, which made it a little creepier
Leon Liang 2 years ago
Cool place! Wanna pay a visit. Have any info about the opening time of this place? Thx!
Chris Barnes Photographer 2 years ago
I believe it's 0900-2400 Leon, it may pay to double check on the opening and closing times and any public holidays etc. Have fun!
Sophia Warren 2 years ago
That is serious commitment to actualizing Kowloon Walled City! The vibes both make me want to venture in and turn on the spot. Cool post!
Chris Barnes Photographer 2 years ago
Indeed. The lighting and atmospheric sounds really take it to another level.
Susan Tumanon 2 years ago
Nice!!! I live near Kawasaki station and didn't know that there is a uniquely designed gaming center there. Will sure pass by this place one of these days. Thanks for posting the article!!!
Chris Barnes Photographer 2 years ago
No worries. From memory, there are pool tables and a gaming room upstairs. I may have missed some other things, so go ahead and check it out! :)