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7 Weird Things to do in Tokyo

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When you go out in Tokyo with your partner or friends, you might have experienced feeling like, “Boring if just only dining and shopping!”

So, this time, let me introduce 7 spots where you can have unique experiences that are a bit different from the usual.

We tried collecting various kinds of spots, including spots where you can play games of experiencing types, restaurants where you can enjoy stimulating shows, and cafes where you can come into contact with cute living things.

Tokyo Mystery Circus

Tokyo Mystery Circus” opened in December 2017 in Kabukicho, Shinjuku.

It is a spot where you can enjoy various mysterious games of experiencing types, such as a real escape room game.

There are floors from the 1st basement to the 4th, and there are different games held on each floor.

There are prepared the games of experiencing types in abundant varieties, including the game escaping from prison, the real crime investigation game, the game infiltrating an enemy’s base as becoming a spy agent.

As there are also events of limited period, if there is anything that is of your interest, let’s make a reservation early.

Robot Restaurant

Also, located in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, is “Robot Restaurant”.

You can watch a performance of compelling by giant robots and dancers.

Although the name has a restaurant, as the main is the robot shows, dishes are a separate price.

Shows are performed four times a day from early evening through the night.

The atmosphere of the inside of the shop is also an outstanding impression.

In an extraordinary glittering space, you can enjoy the show.

By the way, it is said that as Robot Restaurant is very popular among foreign tourists, more 80% of the guest are foreigners.

Forgetting that you are in Japan, you may be able to enjoy a feeling of overseas trip.

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Information

Address: Shinjuku Robot Building the 2nd basement, 1-7-1 Kabuki-Cho, Shinjuku-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan.

Opening hours:

[Mon to Thu] from the second to the forth performances

[Fri to Sun] from the first to the forth performances

The first performance: 2:30 PM entrance, 3 PM meeting, 3:30 PM start

The second: 4 PM entrance, 4:30 PM meeting, 5:30 PM start

The third: 6:30 PM entrance, 7 PM meeting, 7:30 PM start

The forth: 8:30 PM entrance, 9 PM meeting, 9:30 PM start

Holiday:  No regular holiday

Average budget: 8,000 Yen to 9,999 Yen

Meguro Parasitological Museum

For those who like strange spots and rare things, “Meguro Parasitological Museum” that is located in a place of 12-minute walk from Meguro station is recommended.

As the name shows, it is a museum that as a specialty exhibits parasites.

As admission is free, you can freely visit at any time.

Inside the museum, there exhibit about 300 items, including immersion specimens and documents.

As the chance to see parasite in front of your eyes is very rare, you may unintentionally be staring at them.

Unexpectedly, it is said that there are many guests of couples and ladies.

As there are also sold goods of parasite design at the museum shop, please try for sure visiting there if you have an interest!

Information

Address: Shinjuku Robot Building the 2nd basement, 1-7-1 Kabuki-Cho, Shinjuku-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan.

Opening hours:
1) One minute walk from Oshima-jinja stop of a bus, taking from Meguro station.  2) 15-minute walk from Meguro station

Holiday:
From 10 AM to 5 PM  (the last leaving out time is 5 PM. It is not the entry time.)

Admission: free

Forest of Owl

Located in a place of five-minute walk from Akihabara station, “Forest of Owl” is a rare cafe where you can come into contact with various kinds of owls.

Inside of the shop is covered with many trees, and it is an atmosphere as if in a forest.

As owls are freely moving around, you can come into contact with them freely, like shooting photos and putting them on your arms.

You can see owls and horned owls of full of uniqueness, including an oriental bay owl, a Siberian eagle owl, and a barn owl.

Also, as there are other living things than an owl, such as a piranha and a giant catfish, it is just like a small zoo.

While having a drink, why don’t you try relaxedly enjoying the interaction with owls?

Information

Address:
Matsuko-Shoji Bldg. 5F, Sotokanda 4-5-8, Chiyoda-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours:
[Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri] from 12 PM to 10 PM. [Wed] from 5 PM to 11 PM. [Sat, Sun, holiday] from 11 AM to 10 PM.

Holiday:
Opens everyday

Average budget:
Daytime 1,000 Yen to 1,999 Yen. Night 1,000 Yen to 1,999 Yen.

inSPYre (Inspire)

Located in Shinjuku, “inSPYre (Inspire)” is a facility where you can enjoy experiencing attraction of a spy on full scale.

You will challenge various missions as an agent dispatched from intelligence agency “inSPYre”.

You can enjoy games using your brain and body, including mystery-solving, avoiding a laser, and shooting a gun.

“Airsoft game event” that uses an infrared gun is also held.

Original airsoft game uses airsoft pellets outdoor, but if it is an infrared gun, it does not hurt, so even a beginner can easily enjoy it.

Also, it is a charm that you can enjoy without caring about the weather.

As events are held different depending on the period, please try checking for sure on the official website!

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Luxury Flight

At “Luxury Flight” that is located in Haneda, you can experience the flight operation by flight simulator of full scale.

As there are three cockpits, of which are “B737-800”, “B747-400”, and “Baron G58”, you will select the one you like.

Moreover, you can also select a flight path and time.

There are prepared various courses, such as “between Haneda Airport and Kansai International Airport” for a beginner, “between Kahului Airport of Hawai Island and Honolulu International Airport” for an intermediate-advanced.

Besides those, you can also freely plan the course.

With feeling as if you become a real pilot, you can enjoy experiencing the flight operation.

Information

Address:
KOKUKO Building Haneda, 11-1 Haneda 5-Chome, Ota-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Access:
Five-minute walk from Anamori-Inari station

Opening hours:
From 10 AM to 8 PM

Zauo Kameido Eki Mae Branch

Zauo Kameido Eki Mae Branch” is located in a place where three minute-walk from Kameido station.

In this restaurant, you can fish inside the shop, also, the chef will cook the fish that you caught for you there.

It is attractive that you can enjoy fishing easily even without going to the sea or a river, isn’t it?

In a huge fish tank, there are swimming around various kinds of fish, including a sea bream, a flatfish, a horse mackerel, a Japanese lobster, and a filefish.

A chef will cook for you the fish, which you just caught, to a dish as you like, including sashimi, grilled fish, boiled fish, and sushi.

As fresh fish that was swimming until a few minutes ago is used, any fish dish is superb taste!

Of course, varieties of alcoholic beverages are also abundant.

While enjoying fishing, please indulge in delicious drinks and fish dishes.

Information

Address:
2F, 2-36-11 Kameido, Koto-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours:
[Mon to Fri] from 5 PM to 11 PM (Last order at 10:30 PM), [Sat/Sun/holiday] from 11:30 AM to 11 PM (Last order at 10:30 PM)

Holiday:
Opens everyday

How did you like it?

We have introduced seven spots where you can have unique experiences in Tokyo.

There are various spots, including games of experiencing types that will make you thrilled with expectation and a cafe where you will be healed by cute owls!

Any of the spots is located inside of Tokyo, so you can go around several places in one day.

Please try visiting for sure with your partner and friends.

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