China & Northeast Asia
Japan is well-known for its geek culture – just head to the Tokyo districts of Harajuku, Ikebukuro and Akihabara to be bombarded by gaming, technology and anime. It’s so easy to get more engrossed in this world, but if you are just interested in dabbling and having some fun, try these things for size. This quick itinerary, themed for those who love to play like a big kid, features some of our quirky highlights and gives you an idea of the places to visit in each destination:
These highlights have been specially picked for this themed itinerary:
Super Mario Go-Karting, Tokyo We all know and love Super Mario Kart but how about playing it for real? Take to the streets of Tokyo, with a guide, in go karts dressed as your favourite Mario characters (other character costumes may be available too) and start exploring. This is certainly the most unique and epic way to sightsee around the city!
National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation Also known as Miraikan, the ‘hall of the future’, this museum is the technophiles ultimate dream. Full of tomorrow’s technology, including a humanoid robot ASIMO and Otonaroid the android, there are lots of hands-on exhibits, a fantastic planetarium and technology covering seismology to geo-cosmology and everything inbetween.
Robot Restaurant, Tokyo Located in Tokyo’s entertainment district, Shinjuku, the Robot Restaurant has to be seen to be believed. What can only be described as a robot cabaret, the show involves the female staff battling robots and also involves samurais, pandas, dinosaurs and some dancing, all backed by bright lights, techno music and a huge dose of fun.
Geisha Dress Up, Kyoto The geisha is one of the iconic images of Japan; her hair and makeup flawless, her conversation witty and her aptitude for music and dance perfect. Whilst we can’t promise the latter two points, we can arrange to spend from one hour to a full day in full geisha regalia, which can include a photoshoot or a day of touring in the get up.
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The world’s largest and most populous continent, Asia is a vibrant and rambunctious fusion of ethnicities, cultures and customs; an incomparably rich and turbulent history showcased by mindboggling feats of architecture and engineering; a geography that encompasses towering peaks, unfathomable gorges and paradisiacal beaches; and a biodiversity that is so abundant that you’ll be reaching for your wildlife guide.