Best Japanese Slots Games!
In previous articles we've explored Chinese slots games, played the best European slots and even embarked upon a world tour of slots! It's time to pack our bags again as we head off the Land of the Rising Sun in search of the best Japanese slots games.
Trip to Japan Slot Machine
Overview: We begin our look at Japanese themed slots games with an attractive looking game from Slotland. Trip to Japan is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot game based on the culture of Japan.
The games 5 reels depict a variety of colorful icons. You'll find Sushis and Samurai, lanterns depicting playing card symbols, an Origami figure, a tea ceremony kettle plus a Japanese lady with a fan.
Look out for the Double Wild symbol. Two golden Koi Carp feature on this symbol and they substitute for all other symbols plus they double your win when they form part of a winning combination.
The other symbol of note is the gold Bonus coin symbol. This scatter symbol is the key to triggering the free spins feature with increasing multipliers. When 3 Bonus scatter symbols appear just click on the Coin symbols to reveal how many Free Spins you win.
You can play Trip to Japan from as little as $0.20, up to a maximum bet of $8 per spin.Where to play Trip to Japan Slot? The Trip to Japan slot machine is exclusive to Slotland Casino and Winaday Casino. (Not suitable for U.K. players). USA and Canadian players welcome.
Cherry Blossoms Slot
Overview: From developer WGS Technology comes a slot released way back in 2008. Cherry Blossoms is a 5 Reel, 25 payline slot that fans of WGS Technology will no doubt be familiar with.
This game has a simple theme based around iconic imagery of Cherry Blossom and a Japanese Geisha.
The game's 5 reels feature symbols depicting the Geisha, a Fan, Hand bell, a Temple, lanterns as well as playing card symbols. Land a winning combination and the Geisha is showered in cherry blossom. Overall the graphics are bright and simple, similar in style to most other WGS Technology games.
In terms of special symbols you get the typical combination of a Wild (Geisha) and a Scatter (Cherry Blossom). Geisha will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter. Best of all, she doubles the prize of any win she is part of.
You'll be hoping to bag free spins, of course, and the free spins in this game are activated when you land 3 or more of the Scatter Cherry Blossoms anywhere on the reels. The number of free spins you win will depend on how many cherry blossoms you hit with 3 cherry blossoms rewarding 15 free spins, 4 earning you 20 free spins and 5 rewarding you with 25 free spins.Where to play Cherry Blossoms Slot? You can play Cherry Blossoms slot game for free at Red Stag Casino and also Liberty Slots (USA players welcome. WGS Technology games are not suitable for U.K. or Canadian players).
Koi Princess Slot
Overview: Two things we associate with Japanese culture are Magna (comics) and Anime (cartons/animations) and Swedish developer Net Entertainment take inspiration from both with their fantastic looking Koi Princess slot game.
Koi Princess is a 5 reel slot with Wild symbol and a fairly unique random bonus feature.
The Koi Princess stands to the left of the game's 5 reels (Net Entertainment's artists have done a great job bringing her to life) where 20 paylines are waiting to be to wagered on.
Beautiful symbols depict playing card symbols, lucky charms, dragons and a Wild Wave.
Random Bonus Features
Unusually there are 4 random features you can trigger. 3 Koi Carp can swim up from below the reels. Choose a carp and your random feature will be activated.
The 5 Hit: This feature give you a free spin and guarantees you a randomly chosen 5 symbol win on it.
Random Wild: You get a free spin and between 4 and 9 wild symbols added on to your reels randomly.
The Wild Reels: A free spin plus between 2 and 5 of the reels will turn into expanding wilds.
Bonus Activation: A Free Spin with up to 3x bonus symbols with one bonus randomly awarded.
Random Bonus Scatter Features
Those 4 features are not all though. Landing 3 of the Dragon Scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 will let you spin a wheel to see which of 4 Bonus features you'll win:
Sure Win Free Spins: this feature gives you 10 free spins with wilds added at random to either reels 1, 2 or 3 during the first 5 spins. An extra wild is then added to reels 3, 4 or 5 for the last 5 spins.
Coin Win: Does exactly what it says on the tin - an instant random cash prize.
Bonus Wheel: The Bonus Wheel gives you the opportunity to win prizes. Roll the dice to move around the wheel through 12 different segments. This feature has the ability to trigger two of the free spin games, helping you win even more prize money. If you can reach the center of the bonus wheel you will win a minimum of 25 times your stake, or a maximum of a 1000 times your stake.
Wild Reels Free Spins Another 10 Free Spins for you. During the free spins between 1 and 5 of the reels become expanded Wilds and they change position and number on each free spin.
So with 8 different features there's plenty here to keep you engaged.
With bets starting at just 0.02 so this is a fantastic Japanese themed slot for players on a budget. You can choose to have a 'Bonus Bet' - the cost per spin is doubled, but so are your chances of activating one of the random features during the main game.
Overview: From developer Play N'Go, Matsuri is themed around a Japanese festival. This is a 5 reel, 25 payline game with wilds, free spins and a 'Kingyo Sukui' bonus round. You can bag wins by lining up the festival goers as well as Japanese cuisine including dumplings, tangy takoyaki and kakigori while gold fish and festival masks trigger special features.
As with other Play N' Go games, Matsuri is an impressive looking, mobile friendly video slot packed with animations and great music. The 5 reels are set against a Japanese landscape with fireworks lighting up the night sky.
To help you win there are paper lantern wilds that substitute for all ordinary symbols to help you comprise winning combinations on any of the 25 lines.
Landing 3 lucky Festival Masks on reels 1, 3, and 5 will trigger 8 free spins. Each additional mask that appears means a further 2 free spins. During the free spins games the lanterns magically expand covering an entire reel to help you achieve more winning combinations. On each subsequent spin, the lanterns move to cover the next reel to the left until they fade away.
Kingyo Sukui Game
When 3 goldfish surface on reels 2, 3 and 4, it's time to play Kingyo Sukui, a popular Japanese fish-scooping game. In his bonus feature you use the paper scooper to catch goldfish to win up to 500 times your total bet in bonus winnings. The bonus round ends when the paper scoop breaks.
Matsuri is a high volatility slot with a 96.00% RTP (Return to Player) and a 75,000 coin jackpot.
Where to play Matsuri Slot? You can play Matsuri Slot game for free at ComeOn! Casino (Not suitable for U.S.A. players).
Sakura Fortune Slot
Overview: Our exploration of Japanese slots game continues with Quickspin's Sakura Fortune. Sakura is the Japanese term for ornamental cherry blossom trees and their blossoms and this beautiful slot game sees takes you into an enchanted world of blossom trees and mythical dragons, a beautiful heroine and evil Emperors.
Sakura Fortune is a 5 reel, 40 payline game featuring Sakura Fortune Respins, free spins and a mystery nudge feature plus an innovative Achievements Engine, which generates tasks for you to complete within the game in return for tokens. Tokens can then be cashed-in to gain access to game features.
The 5 reels appear against a blossom backdrop while beautiful music plays. The game symbols depict a Wild symbol princess with a sword, Bonus fan symbol, Emperors, Dragons and 4 coins.
The Bonus fan Scatter will appear in the main game only. 3 or more consecutive Bonus Scatter Symbols starting leftmost in the same spin initiate free spins. During the free spins any Princess Wilds landing on the reels will expand to cover the full reel and awards an additional free spin. The Princess Wild will remain for the duration of the Free Spins.
Sakura Fortune Respin
Hit 2 full stacks of the Princess wild symbols to trigger the respin feature. The number of respins you win relates to the number of wilds on the reels when triggered. Landing additional wilds grant more respins. The feature ends when there are no wilds on the reels
Sakura Fortune also features a mystery nudge feature. Any time you get 2 or more Princess wild symbols land there is a chance they nudge into a full stack which will then trigger the Sakura Fortune Respin feature.
If you're interested in more slots games set in other countries then check out our world tour of slots games and our selection of Chinese themed slots. See the links below.