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Top 10 Crazy and Unique Things to Do in Tokyo 2019

1. Ride around the streets in a Mario cart

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Yes, you heard right! You can make your childhood dream become a reality by riding around the streets of Tokyo in a Mario cart! They also have multiple costumes for you to tress up in whilst you’re doing it! A truly amazing and unique experience.

Address1-23-15 Kita-Shinagawa, Tokyo

Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (Everyday)

Price: 3,500 – 13,000 yen per person

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2. Visit a maid cafe

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Visiting a maid cafe is a very unique experience that can only be experienced in Japan. The maids will serve your ‘kawaii’ food whilst singing mini songs for you etc. They will also call you the equivalent to ‘master’ in Japanese. An extremely funny and entertaining experience for sure!

Address4F, 5F, 6F, 7F, Mitsuwa Building, Soto-Kanda 1-11-4, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo or Akihabara Don Quijote (4-3-3 Soto-kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm (weekdays), 10:30 am – 10:00 pm (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)

Price: 1,500 – 3,000 yen

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3. Let a robot show you to your table at Hamazushi

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Hamazushi is a chain of conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Japan that have recently taken on a robot in all of their restaurants! The robot is called ‘Pepper-kun’ and it can speak multiple languages. Pepper-kun is the first to greet you into the restaurant and he allocates you to your table….amazing!

Hoursdepends on restaurant 

Price: most plates of sushi are 100yen!

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4. Stay at a capsule hotel for a night

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If you’re looking for somewhere cheap to stay for the night in Tokyo or just want to experience the unique side of Tokyo…why not stay in a capsule hotel? in a capsule hotel you’ll get a small cube to yourself that has a bed and depending on the hotel some have a TV as well! There are a variety of capsule hotels throughout Tokyo so search and see which fit your needs!

Hours: 24 hours

Price: 5,000 – 10,000 yen

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5. Eat like a ninja at the Ninja Restaurant

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Everyone knows that Japan is famous for it’s ninjas, however in modern day Tokyo it can be hard to experience ‘Ninja Culture’…so why not experienced it first hand at the Ninja Restaurant! This really is an amazing and unique experience unlike anything else! For more crazy and unique restaurants in Tokyo, CLICK HERE.

Address2-14-3 Nagatacho Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1 F, Chiyoda

Hours: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am (weekdays), 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (weekends)

Price: 3,500 – 8,800 yen 

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6. Experience a Japanese Onsen

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To Japanese people, getting naked and having a batch with strangers is a usual and common thing, however to us westerners it sounds bizarre! If you’re brave enough, why not experience this cultural practice at one of the prettiest Onsens in Tokyo, ‘Oedo Onsen, Odaiba’. This onsen is based outside with multiple onsens for you to try out! After you’ve finished there is also a food court and multiple areas for you to relax!

Address2-14-3 Nagatacho Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1 F, Chiyoda

Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 am (the next day) 7 days a week

Price: 1,980 – 2,880 yen 

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7. Become a samurai

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Located in Asakusa, this organization offers lessons in becoming a samurai, including the dress, sword wielding, manners and much MORE! A great way to experience traditional Japanese culture all in the heart of Tokyo!

AddressAsakusa 1-36-8, Taito-ku

Hours: By reservation

Price: 6,000 yen (children), 7,000 (adults)

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8. Catch your dinner at Zauo

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If you’re looking to eat fresh fish in Tokyo, it doesn’t get much fresher than THIS! At this restaurant in Tokyo before you can sit down to your dinner, you must catch what you’re going to eat! The staff will then take the fish away and cook it for you! A truly crazy and unique restaurant!

Address3-2-9, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023

Hours: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Monday – Friday), 11:30 am – 11:00 (weekends and holidays)

Price: 2,500 – 4,500 yen (depends on the fish that you’ll be able to catch)

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9. Visit the parasite museum

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For those interested in science, especially biology, this museum is perfect for you! However you may want to think about eating before going to this museum…
This museum allows people to view various types of parasites! The explanations are in both Japanese and English. An interesting one for sure…

Address4-1-1, Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed every Mondays and Tuesday)

Price: Free

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10. Get tickled by a man in an animal costume

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Looking to end the night with a nice relaxed drink at a bar? Not in Tokyo! This bar may look like your average bar in Japan however that all changes when the staff come out to annoy the customers in various animal costumes! That may not sound appealing however this bar has become extremely popular in recent years…why don’t you go and try it out too!

Address: 105-0004 Tokyo, Minato City, Shinbashi, 2 Chome−15−12 花定ビルB1

Hours: 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm (closed every sunday)

Pricedepends on food/ drinks

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