5 Indoor Entertainment Facilities in Tokyo Perfect for a Rainy Day
It can be unfortunate to encounter rain during your long-awaited trip to Tokyo, but there are plenty of places in the city that you can enjoy even during bad weather! Here is a list of 5 recommended indoor entertainment facilities within Tokyo.
Round1 is an entertainment complex chain with several locations all over Japan where you can enjoy bowling and a variety of other sports and activities, such as karaoke, darts, and billiards (available activities can differ between locations). At the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza location, the largest in all of Tokyo, you will find Spo-cha, a facility with over 20 activities including batting cages, 3-on-3 basketball, shooting ranges, and more! It’s a place where you can spend a whole day without getting bored.
Bowling (1 game): 690 JPY/General, 680 JPY/College student, 650 JPY/Middle and high school student, 550 JPY/Elementary school student and younger
Karaoke (Weekday, 30 minutes): From 290 JPY/General, From 240 JPY/College students or seniors 60 y.o. and older (Prices can change depending on the time of day)
Spo-cha (Weekday, 3 hours): 2,230 JPY/General, From 1,520 JPY/College students, 780 JPY/Children ages 2 and older
*All prices include tax
2. Odaiba Tokyo Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari
This is a place where you can take a dip in an onsen (hot spring bath) and spend a relaxing time despite being in the big city. It is an onsen theme park designed to look like Tokyo from long ago, when it was called “Edo.” There are 13 different baths, including the central Big Common Bath which draws natural spring water from 1,400m below the ground. Towels, shampoo, and other amenities are provided, so you don’t have to bring anything with you. After you’ve finished your bath and put on a yukata (robe), you can visit the “En-nichi” area to take part in activities like throwing shuriken (small throwing blades) (400 JPY excl. tax). Alternatively, you can visit an izakaya (Japanese pub) or sushi restaurant for a meal.
Adult (Middle school students and over): Daytime from 2,720 JPY, Nighttime from 2,180 JPY Child (4 years old to elementary school): 1,058 JPY
*All prices include tax
3. Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
This urban aquarium is located in the Shinagawa Prince Hotel, just a 2-minute walk from Shinagawa Station. Here you can experience cutting edge entertainment that uses light, sound, and moving images to showcase the living animals. For example, this aquarium houses the world’s first fish tank equipped with transmissive LCD panels. By touching and swiping the panel, you can enjoy a performance linked with fishes inside the tank. Another must-see is the dynamic dolphin show, which is enhanced by illuminations and a water curtain that forms various shapes.
Admission: 2,200 JPY/Adult (High school students and over), 1,200 JPY/Elementary and middle school students, 700 JPY/4-year-olds
4. Tokyo Joypolis
Located within DECKS Tokyo Beach in Odaiba, Tokyo Joypolis is one of the largest indoor amusement parks in Japan. There is a wide variety of attractions to enjoy, from exciting thrill rides to extremely scary and realistic horror attractions, shooting games, and more. The most popular attraction is Halfpipe Tokyo, in which you make full use of rotation techniques to compete for the highest score. In this ride, you get on an arc-shaped board and use pedals to slide up and down a slanted surface while spinning around. It is a thrilling ride where you can get a great sense of speed!
Admission: 800 JPY/Adult (18 and over), 500 JPY/Elementary - high school students
Passport (Admission + unlimited rides): 4,300 JPY/Adult, 3,300 JPY/Elementary - high school students
5. VR ZONE SHINJUKU
VR ZONE SHINJUKU, a hot topic recently for offering the chance to enjoy attractions so thrilling your palms start sweating, is one of the largest virtual reality activity facilities in the country and is located in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. There are 16 interactive VR activities available. In the Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix VR activity, you can enter the world of the popular game Mario Kart by entering a special VR-viewing machine and taking part in a thrilling kart race. There is also a VR activity where you walk around a spacious area to fight virtual enemies in team-based combat. Note that this activity is only available until Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Entrance ticket: 800 JPY/Adult, 200 JPY/Child (Ages 7 - 13)
VR Activity Same Day Ticket: 1,200 JPY
1 Day 6 Ticket Set (Includes an entrance ticket and 6 activity tickets): 6,200 JPY **
*All prices include tax
**Priority is given to prior reservations. Same day tickets will not be available once they are sold out.
All of the above facilities can guarantee a fun time, even if it is raining or snowing, so please use this list as a reference and give them a visit if you have the chance!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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