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A Deeper Tokyo Experience!

After seeing the tourist spots, enjoying Japanese food and shopping, the next thing people want is truly unique experiences. Let's explore the diverse range of fascinating experiences the city has to offer.

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Locked Room Adventure: Laser Trap Laser traps are a popular security system in spy movies. Navigate the route without tripping the countless lasers. There are four levels from beginner to expert. Opened in January 2016.

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Forest of Owl An animal café mainly focused on owls. The space is decorated like a jungle and the owls are free to roam the space. Become an explorer and enjoy getting up close and personal with the animals. Opened in June 2016.

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Detective Café Progress A café and bar run by a private investigation agency. The staff are all private detectives and visitors can live out their crime novel fantasies by taking fingerprints and finding bugs. The café is noted for its crocodile-meat dishes.

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Amezaiku Yoshihara Small candies shaped like flowers, animals, and other objects are made and sold here. Visitors can try their hand at a candy crafting workshop before opening hours on Sundays.

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Ishikawa Shoten(Tile-Smashing Dojo) Why not try smashing tiles with your bare hands, like a karate master? The company provides noshi tiles, roofing tiles with a groove that makes them easy to split. Attempt one tile or a stack of up to thirty! The dojo is run by a roofing company.

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Kanji House This space for Japanese cultural experiences opened in Asakusa in July 2015. Aimed at foreign visitors, it's run by college students. A popular offering is the Kanji Naming service, where foreign names are written out in kanji characters.

Further Info

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1) Locked Room Adventure: Laser Trap
Address: 3F Prime Harajuku, 1-19-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
2) Forest of Owl
Address: 2F 1-22-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku
3) Detective Café Progress
Address: 9F 2-47-12 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
4) Amezaiku Yoshihara
Address: 1-23-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku
5) Ishikawa Shoten(Tile-Smashing Dojo)
Address: 2-2-3 Ebara, Shinagawa-ku
6) Kanji House
Address: 1-8-10 Hanakawado, Taito-ku

Reporters

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John Daub

Nationality:
American
Occupation:
Program Director / Journalist
When did you first come to Japan?:
I arrived in 1998.
Reason for coming to Japan:
Curiosity. It's also the same reason I remain in Japan, discovering something new and amazing almost every day!
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Jennifer Julien

Nationality:
French
Occupation:
French food and wine promoter. I also organize gourmet tours in Japan and France.
When did you first come to Japan?:
I arrived in 1998.
Reason for coming to Japan:
I had the opportunity to come as a Coordinator of International Relations to improve my Japanese. I had planned to stay for a year, but -- it's been 19 years already and I'm still here!