There are no american-style casinos in Japan... (like Las Vegas style.)
What we call "gambling" are Pachinko parlors and derby. I think those 2 are the most famous ones in Japan. Unless you are into horses, derby isn't really a fun thing to do.
Pachinko parlors have the regular pachinkos and slots that you play with medals instead of balls. If you win, you can go exchange your winnings to cash, or exchange to cigarettes, stuffed animals, watches, bags, snacks, etc etc etc (I used to work at one of those pachinko parlors and man they have a lot to choose from for your prizes! Even some name-brand stuff.)
I would go check out the night clubs, since you asked about casino I figured you like to go out and have fun?
Some clubs that are awesome:
The Bridge Yokohama
(If you want to see the official website, just type in any of the names above in Google Japan, and it should be the first one on the results.)
· 1 decade ago