I love grabbing machines and especially if there are lots of them and all filled with adorable prizes! Tokyo understands that. Tokyo understands me.
Most of us know that actually winning something from a grabbing machine is harder to do than it looks. We knew that too and got reminded of it on our very first night!
I think i should have read these tips on how to win before we went.
At first i didn't understand how you would ever be able to grab a prize in a box, but then i noticed all the boxes had small holes on the sides where you should put the grabber in, to lift them up. I didn't try. I know myself. Wouldn't be able to get it.
In one arcade hall in Ikebukuro i was told not to take photos. I felt really bad even though i kinda knew it probably wasn't allowed. Japanese people really follow the rules and i really felt like one of those dumb tourists.
So i bowed and apologized, bowed and apologized again and rushed out and went on to the next arcade. (and yes, i took some more pictures there)