Tokyo Entertainment Guide: 3 Only-in-Japan Experiences to Book

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Tokyo is a magnetic city with a vibrant nightlife that covers everything from clubbing and live music to stand-up comedy and traditional performances. There are hundreds of events going on every week.

However, trying to book gigs (usually in Japanese via a complicated ticketing system) has gotten the best of us more than a few times. To save you hours of scouring the internet, TW has partnered up with Eplus to bring you the crème de la crème of Tokyo entertainment.

Eplus is one of the most popular ticketing websites in the country and offers an easy-to-navigate English platform to help you plan your perfect night out or weekend activity.

If you’re only in Japan for a short visit, you might be looking for the best experiences to make your trip even more unforgettable. Below are three unique shows you’ll most likely never see anywhere else.

1. New Japan Pro-Wrestling

One of the biggest and most anticipated events of the year will be held right here in Tokyo. See professional fighters combat in the ring as part of a lively and passionate crowd. The events have been going strong and growing a loyal fanbase since the early 1970s.

Jan 4-5, ¥3,000-¥50,000, Tokyo Dome
Book your tickets here

2. Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant’s world-famous robot performances and battles are sure to astound you. There aren’t robot waiters, but there are robot-driving dancers, bikini-clad taiko drummers and ninja-masked stagehands. When you look up from your bento, it won’t be the surroundings of any other novelty “restaurant” you’ll find in town, but a non-stop spectacle of a show that has to be seen to be believed.

¥6,000
Book your tickets here

3. Unko Museum

Unko (poop), one of Japan’s popular kawaii cultural motifs takes central stage at the Unko Museum Tokyo. This educational exhibition teaches adults and kids alike everything you need to know about the topic. Visitors can look at, touch, feel and photograph cartoon-ish interpretations in very Instagram-able settings. Read more about one TW writer’s experience here.

¥900-¥1,800
Book your tickets here


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