Tokyo is the theme-restaurant capital of the world, most of them deliver extraordinary visual and gastronomic flamboyance and gives you an unusual experience. Here are the most crazy and weird themed bars in Tokyo.
Vibe Bar Wild One
Location: Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 5 PM to 12 AM/ closed on Sundays and holidays
Plenty of unique ‘watering holes’ and a vagina shaped doorway welcomes you to this weird bar in Shibuya. It is simply impossible to ignore the hundreds of sex toys that are displayed Inside. ¥3000 will give you 2 hour access to the sex toys along with 2 drink tickets. However, entry is forbidden to single men. Kinky isn’t it!
Location: Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening hours: 5 PM to 11 PM
One of the weirdest bars in Tokyo, Shibuya, this one is worth a stop while you are in the neighbourhood. You experience creepy vibes when you enter this prison & hospital themed bar. You will be walked to your cell by a waiter and locked up.
The cell is covered with Japanese porn drawings; waitresses dress-up like nurses and get your drinks in test tubes. If you want to draw a waiter’s attention, just bang a metal rod against the cell bars. This place has all the crazy you need, go for it for a kooky Japanese experience.
Location: Miyukinhoncho, Utsunomiya city, Japan.
Opening hours: 6 PM to 12 AM
Kayabukiya Tavern is a traditional-style Japanese “sake-house” restaurant in the North of Tokyo. The popular waiters here are Yat-chan and Fuku-chan; they aren’t the faces you would be expecting generally though, they are two cool and hip looking monkeys. They wait on you in Tavern, all dressed-up neat to get you a beer or two and maybe even entertain you with their moves.
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The baby monkeys can get a tidsy bit naughty, so don’t mind if they might climb on you or flaunt some tricks. The walls of the restaurant are covered with the photographs of International celebrities with the monkeys and the restaurant owners showcasing it’s International fame.
Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 5 PM to 11 PM
Candle-lit chandeliers, sumptuous velvet curtains, polished wooden altars and statues of Jesus Christ in blood in every corner- after this description, you would probably think I’m talking about a beautiful cathedral. But no, this one’s called “Christon” , a Catholicism-themed restaurant with crops and coffin shaped cards and drinks like “little devil”.
Even cooler, they come with crucifix-shaped stirrers. This café has become really famous for women-only gatherings. And to your delight, it swiftly transforms into a night club after dusk. So, pick up the right time and check in here for some craziness.
Location: Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo
Opening hours: 6 PM to 4 AM
Penguins symbolize happiness and long-lasting love. ‘Penguin no Iru bar’ has great food and drinks along with penguins to woo you for a refreshing and pleasant ambiance. A tank behind the glass wall has four penguins curiously observing all bargoers. You can feed the penguins with small fish which could really amuse you, however, you are not allowed to touch or play with them.
Location: Inside Keikyu Shopping Plaza Wing Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Opening hours: 11 AM to 11:30 PM/ 11 AM to 11 PM on Sundays and national holidays
“Kaiju Sakaba” translates into English as ” Bar of monsters”. Like the name, it is only for Kaijus, no super heroes allowed- an important sign you will find at the entrance. The bar is decorated like a monster’s hideout, and serves booze and food. Here, you will be dining around Ultraman monsters.
Keeping aside the monstrosity, Kaiju Sakaba also offers wide range of creative dishes and quirky drinks like – “Aline Baltan’s spaceship cocktail”, “Gudon’s Twin Tail Fry”. Go, visit this bar to experience the hospitality of the monsters.
Neko Bar Akanasu
Location: Ashigaoka, Nerima-Ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 6 PM to 12:30 AM
This is probably the world’s first purring pub that lets you spend time with the furry creatures over a drink. As many small apartments in Tokyo do not allow tenants to keep pets, this pub is a relief to many who are deprived of that pleasure. The drinking spot is filled with cats that roam freely, though you are not allowed to feed them. When you are in the Ashigaoka neighbourhood, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stop by to relax and chill out with the furry animals.
Shooting Bar EA
Location: Gotenyama, Musashino-Tokyo
Opening hours: 5 PM to 1 AM /closed on Tuesdays
For people looking to get their hands on a gun, Kichijoji’s Shooting Bar EA is the place to be. It’s a perfect marriage of guns and cocktails. The most popular drink with the customers here is SPAS-12 cocktail from a long list of weapons-grade alcohol menu. You can aim at paper targets, while kicking back some cocktails. You can take home your shooting board to show it around to your friends or display it in your room.
Ghost Themed-Kichijoji Yurei
Location: 1–8–11 Kichijoji Minamicho, Musashino-city, Tokyo
Opening hours: 5PM to 1 AM
Japan frightened the entire world with the ‘Ring’ and the ‘Grudge’. This ghost themed restaurant near Kichijoji station however, is not as scary as the films but has fun elements to it. Few surprises may come along while you wine & dine here with a split-second of terror. Daunting music and recorded screams play with scary noises. The unique ghost themed menu has ‘Bloody potatoes fries’, ‘death rice cakes’ and special organ dishes(heart, liver and intestines) of animals.
Make sure to checkout at least one of these weird bars, when you are in Tokyo for a wacky experience. Go embrace the weirdness!