Decks Tokyo Retro Mall and Arcade
In Decks Tokyo Beach, there are many interesting things inside, There is a Takoyaki Museum, which is a group of Takoyaki stands selling Takoyaki prepared in many different ways; A Haunted House, and also Retro Arcades.
The Tokyo Trick Art Museum is located inside this building too. Its a museum of 3-D paintings and optical illusions where you can take funny pictures.
A huge futuristic amusement park that is the well known Sega Joypolis and also, Toyota Mega Web is nearby too.
There is also a cat cafe located at the entrance of the mall.
Odaiba Takoyaki Museum is located on 4th floor of Decks. You can walk along the terrace walkway, with magnificent view of Rainbow Bridge, from Daiba station. It isn’t a big eating area but more like a corner to enjoy your Takoyaki, with great views of Rainbow Bridge!
There are 5 Takoyaki stalls with many different styles of Octopus Balls for you to try.
There are the Original flavour with the usual takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise, there’s also Takoyaki with sea salt. Somehow the salt brings out the best taste of takoyaki without over-powering it.
Another flavor is the regular Takoyaki, but with a Dashi dip for you to eat your Takoyaki’s like Oreo’s & milk. An uncommon flavor that’s also available here is the Mentaiko Takoyaki.
The key theme to this floor is retro. They really went all out in the look and feel for the design. Some of the games here, though still working, could well be in museums.
I tried out this vintage table here.
Gotta say, it was good fun, but I’ll stick with more recent games.
Some vintage Pachinko machines:
Plus there’s lots of old skool shopping and food chomping to be done at Decks!
Mega Web is Toyota’s huge showroom that shows off its cars and technology. It actually reminds me of a mini theme park since there are exhibits, such as race car and off-road simulators, a theater, and you can test drive a vehicle.
The best part? You don’t have to worry about ruining a car salesman’s commission like you normally do when you’re getting your car serviced at the dealership and want to pass the time by checking out the newer models.
You know, those guys who wait around all day for someone to pounce on. I always feel terrible when I’m not a serious buyer that day.
Back to Mega Web. There are three pavilions showcasing cars, Toyota City Showcase, Toyota Universal Design Showcase, and the History Garage.
In the Safety Simulator, where I drove a—once with standard equipment and the second time with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), a pre-crash safety system. I was pretty much driving off-road!
They even have a theater where you can experience what it’s like to drive a race car at Fuji Speedway.
Doesn’t it look like a mini amusement park?
I’ve covered the Trick Art Museum not too long ago, here.