Unusual Things Worth Doing in Tokyo

Tokyo is an amazing place. Not only is it one of the biggest and brightest cities in the world, always brimming with life, but it is also home to some of the most unusual sights, attractions and experiences that you are ever likely to have. Trips to Japan often include a stay in Tokyo, and if you’re going to be in the city for any length of time, you’re going to want to make the most of it by checking out some of the city’s crazier offerings…

The Mario Kart Experience 
If you’ve ever played and enjoyed some of the many Super Mario games that are so popular around the world, you may be interested to know that you can actually play one of them - Mario Kart - in real life right on the streets of Tokyo! That’s one experience you’re sure to never forget!

Yamashiroya Toy Store
If you want to make your inner child really happy, you simply must visit the Yamashiroya Toy Store when you’re in Tokyo. One of the biggest and best stores of its kind, it’s home to no less than seven floors of the weirdest, and most wonderful toys and collectables you’ll ever see. From robots to My Neighbor Totoro collectables, there’s something for everyone, and you could easily spend a whole afternoon exploring.

Harajuku Lane
No one should visit Tokyo without taking a stroll down the world-famous Harajuku Lane, which is not only home to a vast array of fashion-focused shops and boutiques selling the craziest style, but also to the famous Harajuku schoolgirls who delight in showing off their eccentric, often manga-inspired outfits. You can even get your picture taken with them for a small donation.

The Kawaii Monster Cafe
While you’re in the Harajuku area, you’re absolutely going to want to visit the Kawaii Monster Cafe, which is the epitome of the Kawaii culture. Looking like a psychedelic mashup of cute children’s TV and comic characters, you can spend hours just looking at the decor. However, you’ll probably be distracted by the life-sized gummy bear carousel, rainbow-dyed food and jellyfish cocktail bar. As well as being weird and wacky, the food is actually pretty good, and the pictures will certainly be memorable. On the tour, you’ll get to sample everything from yakitori to wagashi and you will find a few new favourites to try and replicate when you get back home.

Disneyland Tokyo
If you love unusual attractions and would rather travel to places that are a bit unconventional, you’ll love Tokyo Disneyland, which is nothing like the world’s other existing Disneylands. The characters are more insane, the food is different - curry popcorn anyone? - and the DisneySea theme park is like nothing you’ll have seen before. It’s amazing.

As you can see, there are lots of unique experiences to be had in Tokyo, and you definitely should not shy away from trying them out. These are the kinds of attractions that add richness to your travels, and one thing’s for sure - you’ll make memories you’ll never forget.