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Explore Unknown Worlds with Unique VR Experiences in and around Tokyo!

Explore Unknown Worlds with Unique VR Experiences in and around Tokyo!

Update: 6 June 2017

In recent years, virtual reality (VR) technology has made giant strides, allowing us to explore incredibly realistic 3D worlds. Of course, the modern city of Tokyo has already caught on to this new trend and offers a variety of exciting VR experiences. From having fun in a theme park to transforming yourself into a cute character, let's see what Tokyo's VR spaces have to offer!

VR Park Tokyo: The Theme Park VR Experience

VR Park Tokyo: The Theme Park VR Experience

VR Park Tokyo just opened in Tokyo's Shibuya area in December 2016. This space offers a total of seven different VR experiences, some of them original content that can only be enjoyed at this very location. The admission fee is 2,900 yen per person with a prior reservation and 3,200 yen without. For this, you'll get 80 minutes to freely experience the many VR adventures that each have their own themed area! This makes VR PARK TOKYO feel like a little theme park!
Our VR recommendation is "Ghost Attackers VR." One player turns into a professional ghost exterminator, while the second player becomes their skilled colleague handling support gadgets such as drones. Happy ghost hunting!

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 11:25 p.m.
Closed: always open

  • VR PARK TOKYO
    VR PARK TOKYO
    • Address 4F, 13-11 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to 150-0042

VR Space Shibuya: Become a Space Pirate, Flip Digital Burgers, and Paint a Picture!

VR Space Shibuya: Become a Space Pirate, Flip Digital Burgers, and Paint a Picture!

A 10-minute walk away from Shibuya Station lies VR Space Shibuya, amazing Tokyoites and tourists with 10 different kinds of VR experiences! Hone your galactical buccaneering skills with the Space Pirate Trainer and shoot down attacking UFOs, get to grilling and run a fast food chain at ONE-MAN VURGER, or get creative and show off your art with the 3D art program Tilt Brush. There's much and more to discover!
A "pair ticket" for two is available for 7,000 yen, netting you 40 minutes of unrestricted VR fun per person. There are also a variety of games that can be enjoyed by four players, such as fun and engaging shooting games, so VR Space Shibuya is absolutely a place for all of your friends and even for family trips.
※Due to possible health risks, no admission for children under 13 years, people over 70 years, pregnant people, and drunk people.

Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays)
Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays

  • VR SPACE SHIBUYA
    VR SPACE SHIBUYA
    • Address 4F, 2-1-11 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to 150-0002

Sky Circus: Flying Over VR Tokyo!

Sky Circus: Flying Over VR Tokyo!

Our next VR highlight is located in Ikebukuro's big Sunshine City "Sunshine 60" building. It's called SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck" and offers two unique VR experience that fuses virtual reality with the beautiful scenery of a light-flooded observation deck.
The first experience is a "swing coaster," a trapeze-like attraction that lets you glide over VR Ikebukuro. The second highlight is called the Tokyo Bullet Flight in which you board a cannon and are catapulted from the Tokyo of today to the Tokyo of tomorrow!
Next to the two VR activities, free attractions are also available. One of them is the "Infinite Scape," a beautiful experience that will make you feel like you stepped in one massive kaleidoscope. We particularly recommend visiting Sky Circus in the evening, when the glittering night view of Tokyo sprawls out in front of you.

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Closed: always open
Admission: 1,800 yen (tax included); 400 yen extra for the VR experiences

  • SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck
    SKY CIRCUS サンシャイン60展望台
    • Address Sunshine 60 Buildings 60F, Sunshine City, 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo-to 170-8630

Dospara VR Paradise: 17 VR Games for Free!

Dospara VR Paradise: 17 VR Games for Free!

Dospara Akihabara is a famous computer parts shop in Tokyo's famous pop culture and technology neighborhood. Next to an extensive selection of parts, the store also offers 17 different VR experiences to try for free! Each group gets 30 minutes to explore all the games without reservation, but as this free VR experience is really popular, we recommend to book.

Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (weekdays)
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Saturdays, Sundays)

  • Dospa VR Paradise
    ドスパラVRパラダイス
    • Address 5F, 3-11-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-to 101-0021

Space Create NEXT: A Relaxed VR Experience in a Private Room

Space Create NEXT: A Relaxed VR Experience in a Private Room

Space Create NEXT is an internet cafe that is just a 5-minute walk away from Kamata Station. Look forward to enjoying a unique VR experience 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! The admission fee for VR use only is a flat 1,000 yen for 30 minutes, tax included. We highly recommend making use of a private room or booth for an additional 300 yen per 30 minutes, allowing you to fully emerge in the 3D experience. From a fierce table tennis match to shooting games, seven different VR games await at NEXT. The 3rd floor is even home to a "VR Studio" that lets yo walk around the room while emerged in the virtual reality.
Due to its 24-hour availability, Space Creat NEXT makes for an excellent, flexible addition to your sightseeing plan or as a means to get you through the night with exciting games!

Hours: 24/7
Closed: always open

  • Space Create NEXT, Kamata West Exit
    スペースクリエイト自遊空間NEXT 蒲田西口店
    • Address 7-2-3 Nishikamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo-to 144-0051

Aeon Lake Town Mori: Great VR for Little Money

Aeon Lake Town Mori: Great VR for Little Money

The VR Center on the 3rd floor of the shopping center Aeon Lake Town Mori is Japan's largest VR facility to date with an amazing 500 square meters full of fun. It's a wonderfully casual space, perfect for dropping by for some VR relaxation after shopping!
One of our favorite VR games here is the "Circle of Saviors", allowing you to strike down enemies with sword, shield, and magic! Another must-try is the Lake Town VR Free Fall Experience, a thrilling ride that will drop you from the sky over the mall. Try eleven different VR games, including classic roller coasters and the fun "urban coaster" that sends you right through Tokyo's high-rise buildings.
For 500 to 600 yen per experience, the VR Center is more than reasonably priced and there are many experiences that are fit for VR first-timers!

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Closed: always open

  • Aeon Lake Town Mori
    イオンレイクタウンmori
    • Address 3-1-1 Koshigaya-shi, Saitama-ken 343-0828

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*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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