Tokyo Japan can never get boring, and there’s never been a better time to visit. The city has so much to offer, from beautiful historic temples and stunning cherry blossoms to modern skyscrapers and technology. Experiences in Tokyo can also be pretty weird, attracting the quirky, strange and absurd. From robot restaurants and cosplay kart races to samurai experiences and bars that only sell canned goods, this city has them all! We’ve put together a list of some of the more weird and unique experiences to do in Tokyo Japan that you just won’t find anywhere else in the world.
7. Become a Samurai
Have you ever dreamed of being a sword-wielding samurai? Yumenoya in Asakusa offers courses on traditional samurai skills. Train in the arts of the samurai warrior during a class in Tokyo Japan. Wear a samurai outfit to get into the proper mindset of a Japanese warrior. There is a wide range of outfits to choose from.
Courses vary in length from one to three hours. Enjoy a fun photo shoot and receive a samurai training certificate, which will be given after your training session.
- Location: Asakusa 1-36-8, Taito-ku
- Hours: By reservation
- Price: 6,000 yen (children), 7,000 yen (adults)
6. Mr. Kanso
Mr. Kanso is a no-frills drinking establishment that offers a unique and surprisingly popular diverse menu of 350 items … all of which come out of a can. It is lined with shelves upon shelves, stocked with canned foods from around the globe.
Chose from this impressive selection of canned foods that can be eaten on the spot from the can. Try foods you know you like, those have always wanted to try and many that you haven’t even heard of.
- Location: Yazawa Building 1F, 7-17-5, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023
- Hours: 5 pm – midnight (everyday)
- Price: 350 – 2,500 yen
Unless you’ve been on another planet or had your head under a rock then you’ve heard of Asimo. This friendly robot looks like a kid in a spacesuit and is the most famous android in Japan. Watch him play football and a host of other activities in the Tokyo Museum in Odaiba.
- Location: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (closed Tuesdays)
- Price: 620 yen (adults), 210 yen (18 years and under)