It’s almost impossible for average citizens to get their hands on a gun in Japan.
For people looking to get their firing range fix, Kichijoji’s EA Shooting Bar is the place to be. It perfectly pairs cocktails and machine guns in a small but trendy space. While you are waiting for the firing lanes to open up you can watch other patrons fire at their targets. There are booths and a bar next to the lanes that have screens displaying the firing lanes of other patrons.
Dozens of guns are listed on the bar’s firearm menu. from a .50-caliber sniper rifle to the SCAR machine gun. The guns use plastic pellets, not real bullets. They even have The Samurai Edge from the Resident Evil video game series! It's .45-caliber pistol and one of the most popular choices among guest.
The most popular (and coolest) drink with customers is the SPAS-12 cocktail. It is a mixture of fruit juices, rum, and brown sugar that is literally set on fire and then served. Since you are required to order one drink, you should go for this one! It is delicious and very easy to drink.
You can take your shooting board home to display in your apartment. Your friends are sure to be impressed!
It is located 10 minutes from Kichijoji Station and makes for a one of a kind experience in Japan!
To Sum It Up: Depending on how crowded it is and your party size, the whole experience will take around 45 minutes - to an hour and a half. It will cost anywhere from 3,000yen onwards, depending how many drinks you order. Upon entering, you will register and receive a EA shooting bar card. Forms are available in Japanese and English and only take around a minute to complete. Then you will order your first drink, receive instructions, and get to select which gun you want to use. Check it out!
Address: Sawada Building. 2F 1-5-5, Gotenyama, Musashino-Tokyo
Nearest Station: Kichijoji Station
Hours: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 5 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Tuesdays.