Bar #78, a Gundam fans bar in Den-Den town

Bar #78, a Gundam fan's bar in Den-Den town
Just around the corner from Osaka Gundams, you’ll find this great little bar – if you like Gundam I recommend dropping by!

Bar #78, a Gundam fan's bar in Den-Den town
Bar #78 is owned and run by Toshi, Gundam fan and all-round nice guy. This isn’t a theme-bar as such, the staff don’t wear Federation uniforms and it’s not decked out to look like White Base – it’s simply a nice relaxing bar by a Gundam fan, for Gundam fans and everyone else! Toshi explained to me that 78 was always his shirt number when he played sports, coincidentally it’s also the year the Gundam franchise was created(airing from 1979).

Bar #78, a Gundam fan's bar in Den-Den town Bar #78, a Gundam fan's bar in Den-Den town
Figures and Gunpla are dotted around the bar, many of which Toshi has made himself including some very nice custom work – in fact on quiet days he sets up at the end of the bar and builds Gunpla! He showed me the MG Gundam Alex he’s working on and we chatted at length about the new Gundam Thunderbolt HG’s and the hobby in general.

Bar #78, a Gundam fan's bar in Den-Den town Bar #78, a Gundam fan's bar in Den-Den town
Bar #78 opens daily at 5pm, beers are ¥500 and there’s a huge spirit selection to check out – Toshi’s English is great too. If you fancy a drink and Gundam chat after a long day shopping in Den-Den town, this is your place.

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