Known as a land of ultramodern technology infused with quirkiness, the city is lit with amazing experiences you simply need to try out. Check out these uniquely-Japan activities that will make your trip one you’ll never forget!
1. Indulge in free-flow sake all night long
What is a party without some booze? Grab a bottle of sake, or maybe a hundred, at this all-you-can drink sake buffet at Kurand Sake Market.
With over a 100 types of sake to choose from, you will definitely be spoilt for choice. And that’s not even the best part. You can actually stay in there for up to six hours. So take your time and cheers to a night you hope you’ll remember with your best friends.
If the sake buffet is a delicious cake, here’s the cherry on top: They let you bring in your own snacks! Pop by the nearby departmental store to get some onigiris and Kit Kats to munch on.
|Address: 3F, 2−9−10 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (and 3 other locations)
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 5:00pm-11:00pm ; Saturday-Sunday 12:00pm-11:00pm (last order 10:00pm)
How to get there: 4 min walk from Shibuya Station
Tripsle me to All-You-Can-Drink Sake!
2. Bring your trip to greater heights on a Helicopter Cruise
What makes you feel on top of the world? In this metropolis that never sleeps, a Helicopter Cruise will definitely be it. Upgrade your adventures 600m up into the skies for an all round, panoramic view of towering skyscrapers, endless streams of traffic, and the iconic Mount Fuji.
The Heli Cruise is also ranked one of the most romantic things to do in Tokyo, so if you have a special someone with you in Japan, this will surely make them fall in love with you if they haven’t already!
|Address: Ursyasu Heliport, 14 Chidori, Urayasu-shi, Chiba
Opening hours: 4:00pm-8:30pm, open every day except Thursday
How to get there: 10 minute shuttle bus ride (available after 4pm) from Maihama Station, or take a taxi in.
Tripsle me to Tokyo Helicopter Cruise!
3. Race your friends down the streets of Tokyo
Some say that walking is the best way to explore Japan. But here’s a little secret: it isn’t, not with this go-kart rental around! Explore the Tokyo streets 10 times faster and 100 times cooler with this cute, yet bad-ass piece of machinery that will glide you along the streets of Tokyo at up to 60km/h.
Feel like a celebrity as passersby wave to you on a street, or if you are feeling it, transform into your favourite Japanese cartoon game character with a variety of cosplay costumes available for you to suit up in.
|Address: Building Sasage B1F, 2-4-6 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 10:00am-10:00pm, open every day
How to get there: 7 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Akihabara Station
Tripsle me to Street Go Karting Experience!
4. Tuck into a bizarre dinner at the famous Robot Restaurant
The epitome of Japan’s quirkiness is this Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku. With strange yet extravagant robots, multi-colored laser lights and flashily dressed dancers, the Robot Restaurant is a themed restaurant on steroids.
If you have a taste for the trippy, this is a wildly entertaining, highly energetic experience we guarantee you will not forget. You and your friends might walk out either slightly dazed or completely blown away. That’s the quintessential side of Japan for you!
|Address: 1-7-1 Kabukicho Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, Japan
Opening hours: 3:30pm-11:30pm, open every day
How to get there: 5 minutes walk from JR Shinjuku Station; 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku Sanchome Station of Tokyo metro and on Toei Shinjuku Line
Tripsle me to Robot Restaurant!
5. Get an ultimate relaxation in a Hot Spring Theme Park
When you are finally done with partying and scouring all the insane activities of Tokyo, relax at this hot spring theme park, which provides a truly Japanese bath experience you cannot find elsewhere.
Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari is one of the most popular onsens in Japan. The waters are naturally heated up by the earth and fills 13 different hot spring baths, both indoors and outdoors. Beyond the regular hot springs, you can wrap yourselves up in a yukata after the relaxing soak and wander around the grounds of the theme park to shop and eat.
You can even stay overnight there until 9am the next morning!
|Address: 2 Chome-6-3 Aomi, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan 135-0064
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. of the next day (Last admission at 7:00 a.m.), open every day
How to get there: 2 minutes walk from Telecom Center Station on the Yurikamome Line; take a shuttle bus (free of charge) from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line.
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Off to Tokyo!
Like what you see? The lively city of Tokyo has so much more to offer! Check out the link below for itinerary inspirations and hassle-free booking for your next Japan adventure.
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