Bored teenagers in tow, grumbling at yet another temple or shrine? Bring them to life at Tokyo's most sophisticated virtual amusement arcade, outfitted with the latest in video games and high-tech virtual-reality attractions, courtesy of Sega. Video games include bobsledding and car races, in which participants maneuver curves utilizing virtual-reality equipment, as well as numerous aeronautical battle games. There's also a 3-D sightseeing tour with seats that move with the action on the screen, several virtual reality rides (sky diving, anyone?), and much, much more. Most harmless are the Print Club machines, which will print your face on stickers with the background (Mt. Fuji, perhaps?) of your choice. If you think your kids will want to try everything, buy them a passport for ¥3,300 ($27/£14).
There's a smaller Sega on Dogenzaka slope in Shibuya at 2-6-16 Dogenzaka (tel. 03/5458-2201; station: Shibuya, 2 min.), open daily 10am to midnight and offering arcade and virtual-reality games, but note that children under 16 aren't allowed after 6pm.
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- tel: 03/5500-1801
- Tokyo Decks, 3rd floor, Odaiba
- Daily 10am-11pm
- No Sweat
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