Thinking of visiting the Silver Ball Planet pinball arcade in Osaka? It might not be as easy as you think, so Stefan Riedler – who has visited the location several times – has written this useful guide showing the best way to get there.
He also updates us on the most recent arrivals which he discovered at the arcade during his trip there in June 2017.
How to get to the Silver Ball Planet Arcade from Kansai International Airport
The Mario Bros. welcome you to Kansai International Airport
Step 1: Exit the airport on the 1ST FLOOR.
Step 2: Go to the BUS AREA.
Step 3: At BUS STATION C you can buy a bus ticket for Bus 7 which costs 1,550 Yen (around €13) and can be paid for by credit card. The timetable for Bus 7 can be found at kate.co.jp/en/timetable/detail/UH.
Buy a bus ticket at the arrowed point – Bus Station C
Step 4: When the bus arrives, enter and tell them you want to go to the SHINSAIBASHI area. The journey takes around one hour.
Step 5: Leave the bus at the second stop in Shinsaibashi, at the HOTEL NIKKO.
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Step 6: Looking at the front of Hotel Nikko, turn LEFT.
Step 7: Walk two blocks to the APPLE STORE.
Step 8: Turn RIGHT following the front of the Apple Store.
Turn right at the Apple Store – there is a bank with an ATM here
Step 9: Walk around 250m and the BIG STEP shopping centre is on the right.
Step 10: Go right next to STARBUCK’S to the elevator.
Step 11: Take the elevator to the THIRD FLOOR.
Go to the 3rd floor
Step 12: Exit the elevator to the RIGHT.
Step 13: You have arrived at the SILVER BALL PLANET PINBALL ARCADE.
Stefan with the founder of the arcade, Yuske Namba
Inside the Arcade
The favourite games of the founder of the Silver Ball Planet Pinball Arcade, Yuske Namba, are Capt. Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy and Rolling Stones – older games but with great original artwork.
The Capt. Fantastic game at the arcade
Another of Yuske Namba’s favourites
The seven machines marked as new arrivals at the Arcade are:
- The Pabst Can Crusher (Stern)
- Rob Zombie’s Spookshow International (Spooky)
- Aerosmith Limited Edition (Stern)
- The Hobbit Limited Edition (Jersey Jack)
- Batman 66 Super Limited Edition (Stern)
- Ghostbusters Limited Edition (Stern)
- Transformers Limited Edition (Stern)
Batman 66 SLE in the Batman collection
Another new arrival – Ghostbusters LE
Maybe another new arrival soon in the Star Wars collection?
Here’s a video showing all the games at the Silver Ball Planet Pinball Arcade.