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14 Indoor Activities and Spots for Rainy Days in Tokyo

We would like to introduce some recommended places in Tokyo that can be enjoyed even on rainy days.

Index

  • Mori Building Digital Art Museum

  • Shibuya Hikarie

  • Ueno’s Museums

  • Museum of Yebisu Beer

  • Kitte

  • Shinagawa Prince

  • Tokyo Joypolis

  • Tokyo Dome City

  • Tokyo Soramachi

  • Sunshine 60 Observatory

  • Miraikan

  • Roppongi Hills and Midtown

  • Hibiya Chanter and Hibiya Midtown

  • Book and Bed Tokyo

  • Mori Building Digital Art Museum

    While the digital art collective teamLab has been hosting exhibitions around Japan for the last few years, it was only in 2018 that they launched their first permanent installation at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Odaiba. It’s a feast for the senses, with 520 computers and 470 projects used to create what is a truly unique experience and a “must-do” activity on a rainy day.

    Let your curiosity guide you as you explore the dynamic exhibits, many of which offer fantastic photo opportunities. Two of the most popular installations are the “Crystal World” and the “Forest of Resonating Lamps”, both of which will have you snap happy!

    MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM

    MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM

    MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM

    MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM

    Mori building Digital art Museum : Epson Team lab Borderless
    Address
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 1-3-8 Odaiba Palette Town
    Phone
    Remarks
    【URL】https://borderless.teamlab.art/
  • Shibuya Hikarie

    With its glass walls offering superb views across the city, Shibuya Hikarie is one of several multi-story shopping destinations in Shibuya. But its newly refined sundries and food floor are what sets it apart, making it the ideal destination for foodies to visit on a rainy day. Sample unique culinary delights in the basement food halls or head to the 8th floor d47 eatery where dishes from each of Japan’s prefectures are on the menu.

    Aside from its multiple floors of retail stores, the Shibuya Hikarie is home to the Tokyo Theatre Orb that puts on Western-style musicals and a 16th-floor sky lobby that offers incredible nighttime vistas.

    Shibuya Hikarie

    Shibuya Hikarie

    Shibuya Hikarie
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 2-21-1
    Phone
    0354685892
    Remarks
    【URL】http://www.hikarie.jp/
  • Ueno’s Museums

    Ueno Park serves as the cultural heart of Tokyo and is home to many of the city’s finest museums, which are ideally explored on a rainy day. Experience what life was like in Tokyo 100 years ago at the Shitamachi Museum or admired the contemporary Japanese and Western artworks of the Ueno Royal Museum.

    Ueno Park is also home to the National Museum of Western Art, as well as the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum that focuses on sculptural and calligraphic works by Japanese artists. Spend an afternoon getting hands-on at the National Museum of Nature and Science or lose yourself in the immense (and outstanding) Tokyo National Museum.

    Ueno’s Museums

    Ueno’s Museums

    Ueno’s Museums

    Ueno’s Museums

    Ueno-onshi-koen Park
    Address
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen - Ikenohata 3
    Phone
    0338285644
    Remarks
    【URL】https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index038.html
  • Museum of Yebisu Beer

    Beer lovers can get their fix even on rainy days at the Museum of Yebisu Beer in Ebisu, which was opened to mark the 120th birthday of the brewery. A highlight is the 40-minute Yebisu tour led by a Yebisu expert who will share the company’s history and techniques for drinking beer.

    After the tour, you can sample various types of beer in the Tasting Salon using specially designed Yebisu coins. The museum also features a shop that’s stocked with limited edition Yebisu items that make for a great gift or souvenir, as well as the Yebisu Gallery where old advertising signs and historic bottles are displayed.

    Museum of Yebisu Beer

    Museum of Yebisu Beer

    Museum of Yebisu Beer

    Museum of Yebisu Beer

    Museum of Yebisu Beer
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    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 4-20-1 In Yebisu Garden Place
    Phone
    0354237255
    Remarks
    【URL】http://www.sapporobeer.jp/brewery/y_museum/index.html
  • Kitte

    Housed within the Japan Post Tower, Kitte is a newly opened shopping, dining and entertainment venue in Marunouchi. It’s just a one-minute walk from Tokyo Station and connected by an underground passage, which means you can easily get there even on rainy days.

    It still houses the Tokyo Central Post Office, together with more than 100 retail establishments and a terrace overlooking Tokyo Station where you can watch the trains coming and going. Don’t miss the stunning Kitte Marunouchi Atrium or the free Intermediatheque museum, which focuses on the relationship between form and function between the natural and human spheres.

    Kitte

    Kitte

    KITTE
    Address
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 2-7-2
    Phone
    0332162811
    Remarks
    【URL】http://jptower-kitte.jp/
  • Shinagawa Prince

    Situated in front of Shinagawa Station, the Shinagawa Prince is more than just a hotel. It’s also home to an aquarium, a cinema and a bowling alley, fusing both hotel facilities and entertainment attractions into a place where you can stay and play.

    If it’s raining outside, why not head to the Aqua Park Shinagawa to enjoy its water-themed rides and pools or catch the latest flicks at the T-Joy Prince Shinagawa cinema complex. Hone your ten-pin bowling skills at the Bowling Alley or challenge your family and friends to karaoke for a classic night out in Tokyo.

    Shinagawa Prince

    Shinagawa Prince

    Shinagawa Prince

    Shinagawa Prince

    Shinagawa Prince Hotel
    Address
    4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku Tokyo
    Phone
    03-3440-1111
    Remarks
    【URL】https://www.princehotels.co.jp/shinagawa/
  • Tokyo Joypolis

    Joypolis is a SEGA-themed amusement park in Odaiba where you can relive your childhood love of Sonic and Resident Evil. It’s packed with typical arcade-style games, as well as three floors of 3D and virtual reality attractions that will keep you entertained for hours on a rainy day.

    You can soar through the air on the “Wild Wing” or experience the 3D world of “Mystic Mansion”, then fight robots at the “Transformers-Human Alliance” attraction. Joypolis is also home to cafes and a creperie where you can grab a bite to eat, as well as the JD store where souvenirs of all your favorite SEGA characters are available.

    Tokyo Joypolis

    Tokyo Joypolis

    Tokyo Joypolis

    Tokyo Joypolis

    Tokyo Joypolis
    Address
    Tokyo Minato-ku Daiba 1-6-1 Dex Tokyo Beach 3-5F
    Phone
    0355001801
    Remarks
    【URL】http://tokyo-joypolis.com/
  • Tokyo Dome City

    While Tokyo Dome City in Suidobashi is famed for its amusement park, it’s also home to the TeNQ Space Museum and Spa LaQua, both of which are ideal rainy day destinations. The TeNQ Space Museum is divided into nine areas, with fascinating exhibits that allow you to discover the universe beyond planet Earth

    If you’re after a more relaxing experience, head to Spa LaQua, which draws on natural spring water that rises from 1,700 meters below. It’s divided into two areas - the Spa Zone hot spring area and the Healing Baden Zone with its low-temperature saunas - and is an excellent opportunity to experience Japan’s unique bathing culture while soaking up incredible Tokyo views.

    TeNQ Space Museum

    TeNQ Space Museum

    Spa LaQua

    Spa LaQua

    Tokyo Dome City
    Address
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61
    Phone
    0358009999
    Remarks
    【URL】https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/
  • Tokyo Soramachi

    Nestled at the base of the Tokyo Skytree in Oshiage, Tokyo Soramachi is a large shopping, dining and entertainment complex that houses more than 300 tenants. Here you’ll find speciality stores selling unique Japanese foods and traditional Tokyo crafts, as well as souvenirs from the Tokyo Skytree itself.

    If you want some of the best views of the Tokyo Skytree, head to one of the restaurants on the top two floors of the Skytree East Building. Soramachi is also home to the Sumida Aquarium and the Konica Minolta Planetarium, as well as the newly opened Post Museum where stamps from across the world are showcased.

    Tokyo Soramachi

    Tokyo Soramachi

    Tokyo Soramachi

    Tokyo Soramachi

    Tokyo Solamachi (R)
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2
    Phone
    0570550102
    Remarks
    【URL】http://www.tokyo-solamachi.jp/
  • Sunshine 60 Observatory

    Sunshine 60 is a 60-story skyscraper on the east side of Ikebukuro that’s home to cafes, a post office, health care center and numerous restaurants. But the highlight is stepping into what is one of the fastest elevators in the world and traveling at 36 km/h up to the 60th-floor observation deck.

    Also known as the Sky Circus, the observation deck offers incredible views across Tokyo that stretch as far as Mount Fuji on clear days. Aside from its views, the Sky Circus also offers a range of exhilarating virtual reality experiences, including the Tokyo Bullet Flight and Swing Coaster.

    Tokyo Bullet Flight

    Tokyo Bullet Flight

    SKY ESCAPE~A High-altitude Terrifying Experience~

    SKY ESCAPE~A High-altitude Terrifying Experience~

    SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory
    Address
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 3-1 Sunshine 60 building 60F
    Phone
    0339893457
    Remarks
    【URL】http://www.skycircus.jp/
  • Miraikan

    Officially known as the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, this innovative museum in Odaiba explores the world of science and technology. Its hands-on exhibits are loved by adults and kids alike, with highlights including real-time displays from seismometers across Japan and Asimo the Honda robot.

    See a rock core taken across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary that illustrates a major meteorite impact and gets up close to a model maglev train. The Miraikan also hosts an exciting range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, together with talks by leading names in the scientific world.

    Miraikan

    Miraikan

    Miraikan

    Miraikan

    National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
    Address
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 2-3-6
    Phone
    0335709151
    Remarks
    【URL】https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/
  • Roppongi Hills and Midtown

    Roppongi Hills and Midtown are two urban districts that have been described as a “city within a city”. With their shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, they’re the perfect place to head on a rainy day. Midtown comprises six buildings surrounded by lush greenery and is packed with fashion boutiques, interior design stores and e international-styled cafes.

    Roppongi Hills lies at the heart of the Roppongi district and is dominated by the 238-meter-high Mori Tower. The first few floors are occupied by shops and restaurants but if you travel up to the top floor, you’ll find the Tokyo City View observation deck and the Mori Art Museum, with a collection that showcases modern works from all over the world.

    Roppongi Hills

    Roppongi Hills

    Roppongi Hills
    Address
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-11
    Phone
    0364066000
    Remarks
    【URL】https://www.roppongihills.com/
    Midtown

    Midtown

    Tokyo Midtown
    Address
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-1 others
    Phone
    0334753100
    Remarks
    【URL】https://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/index.html
  • Hibiya Chanter and Hibiya Midtown

    If you’re in need of some retail therapy, head to Hibiya where the Hibiya Chanter and Hibiya Midtown both opened in 2018. Hibiya Midtown is a stylish shopping complex that’s home to luxury fashion retailers and upmarket lifestyle brands, as well as an excellent choice of cafes and restaurants. Aside from its fabulous Hibiya Food Hall, the complex is also home to a massive cinema complex.

    Hibiya Chanter is another new entertainment complex with shops, restaurants and its own Toho Cinemas movie theater. It’s fronted by a small plaza where metal castings honor celebrities (much like Hollywood’s Walk of Fame) and is renowned for its large statue of Godzilla situated atop a pedestal.

    Hibiya Chanter

    Hibiya Chanter

    Hibiya Chanter
    Address
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Yurakuchou 1-2-2
    Phone
    0335919001
    Remarks
    【URL】https://www.hibiya-chanter.com/
    Hibiya Midtown

    Hibiya Midtown

    TOKYO MIDTOWN HIBIYA ( Tokyo Midtown Hibiya )
    Address
    Tokyo Chiyoda Yurakucho 1-1-2
    Phone
    0345809159
    Remarks
    【URL】https://www.hibiya.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/
  • Book and Bed Tokyo

    Book worms shouldn’t miss the opportunity to stay at Book and Bed Tokyo, an accommodation bookshop in Shinjuku. Surrounded by books and manga comics, it’s the ideal setting to get a good night’s sleep, with a bit of bedtime reading beforehand.

    Book and Bed Tokyo is like a hostel, with single, dorm-style beds in nooks between the bookshelves and shared toilets and shower rooms. But they also have a few private rooms if you prefer your own space. A highlight of staying here is relaxing in the common areas surrounded by books, with free Wi-Fi also included.

    Book and Bed Tokyo

    Book and Bed Tokyo

    Book and Bed Tokyo

    Book and Bed Tokyo

    BOOK AND BED TOKYO SHINJUKU
    Address
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kabukichou 1-27-5 Kabukicho APM Building 8F
    Phone
    Remarks
    【URL】http://bookandbedtokyo.com/
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