4 Facilities to Experience Virtual Reality in Shibuya!

Virtual Reality has been around for quite some time, but in the trendy town of Shibuya, Japan, many amusement facilities have incorporated VR into their attractions, so you do not have to buy the devices yourself. Explore the surreal, immersive virtual world, and even play as a group or team at these locations!

Virtual Reality (VR) Attractions

Virtual Reality (VR) Attractions

Virtual Reality, often called “VR” for short, is an augmented entertainment that lets you immerse yourself into a simulated environment freely rather than having a fixed screen to stare at like most 3D attractions. Beside the visual, some VR has simulated hearing, touch, and even smell to let you immerse yourself into the virtual world effectively. The catch is that it is very expensive.

But nowadays, there are facilities that let you experience VR at an affordable price for a short time, similar to that of game centers for people without equipment or devices. And in Japan where the game center business flourishes, the forthcoming of affordable VR entertainment is inevitable. In Shibuya, the cutting-edge town of Tokyo, there are at least four facilities that you can call VR playgrounds. Each has its own unique “attractions”, which refer different VR experiences like games for console.

Standard Usage Restrictions and Safety Concerns for VR Attractions

Besides the age and height restrictions, precautions differ between attractions, anyone with the following criteria may not be allowed to play any of the attractions:

  • Expectant mothers
  • Having high blood pressure or heart problems
  • Under the influence of alcohol
  • Experiencing problems with bright or flashing lights
  • Cannot or will not follow instruction and/or guidance

For safety reasons, please consult with the staff if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Prone to motion sickness
  • Taking medication that may cause drowsiness
  • Movement/mobility challenged in any way
  • Vision or hearing impaired
  • ADHD, challenged or autistic, suffering any intellectual or cognitive impairment
  • Hypersensitive to loud noise, confined spaces, darkness, or heights
  • Any other disorder, internal and/or health problems
  • Bone problems such as fractures etc.

4 VR Facilities in Shibuya

We will show you each facility in detail, as well as their available attractions and payment systems. Enjoy VR freely!

JOYPOLIS VR SHIBUYA: from actions games to thrilling experiences and even horror!

JOYPOLIS VR SHIBUYA: from actions games, thrilling experience, to horror!
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JOYPOLIS VR SHIBUYA is one of the biggest VR facilities in Shibuya, offering up to six different attractions under the same roof. Entry to the playground is free of charge, but to play in any attraction, you must buy tickets. Its masterpiece attraction is the “Terminator Salvation VR” which has tickets more expensive than the rest. Some restrictions may apply, but if you are at least 13 years old and 110 cm in height, you should not have any problem in most attractions.

Available Attractions

Terminator Salvation VR

A multiplayer shooting game that lets you participate in a war against the robotic menaces, “Terminators”. Protect humanity with your teams of four, and do not forget to protect your teammates!

  • Genre; Multiplayer Shooting VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 4 players at once
  • Requirement: at least 7 years old and 110cm in height
  • Playtime: about 30 minutes per session (explanation and set up time included)

Tower Tag

If you fancy pitting yourself against other players, then Player-versus-Player attractions like Tower Tag is your go to! It is a competitive e-sport team battle that lets you feel the heat of the battle, virtually, so if you have skills in paintball, this is your battlefield to shine!

  • Genre; e-sport Multiplayer Shooting VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 4 players at once
  • Requirement: at least 7 years old and 110cm in height
  • Playtime: about 15 minutes per session (explanation and set up time included)

Escape VR

A two-players cooperative game that requires you to solve puzzles and mysteries together to escape from a haunted location within the time-limit. Since there are some horror elements, it is not for the weak of heart!

  • Genre; Mystery-horror Escape VR Attraction
  • Capacity: 2 players at once (requires 2 players to play)
  • Requirement: at least 7 years old
  • Playtime: about 20 minutes per session (explanation and set up time included)

Top Phobia VR

Get the thrill of height without putting your life at risk! This attraction let you experience what it feels like to stand at the top of skyscraper. Enjoy the optical illusion that will make your knees shake!

  • Genre; Height-scare VR Attraction
  • Capacity: 1 player at a time
  • Requirement: at least 7 years old and 110cm in height
  • Playtime: about 10 minutes per session (explanation and set up time included)

Coaster VR

Enjoy the thrill of roller-coasters within VR with fantastic scenery free of other people! You can even bring your friend with you on this to cling to each other!

  • Genre; Rollercoaster VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 2 players at once
  • Requirement: at least 7 years old and 110cm in height
  • Playtime: about 10 minutes per session (explanation and set up time included)

VR THE ROOM OF THE LIVING DOLL

Unlike other VR attractions, this one is a theatrical-type that you will not find anywhere else. Experience the superb 3D surround sound and VR that will make you scream with the ongoing story! Follow the tragic event that occurs at the memorial service for dolls as the story unfolds. Can you keep up until the end?

  • Genre; Horror Theatre VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 2 players at once
  • Requirement: at least 13 years old
  • Playtime: about 15 minutes per session (explanation and set up time included)

Prices & Special Tickets

Although entry to the facility is free, enjoying the attractions requires you to buy tickets with a price of 2,500 yen for Terminator Salvation VR and 800 yen for the rest.

However, there are special tickets for multiple uses at discounted prices. The multiple use tickets can be used at any attractions except Terminator Salvation VR unless you buy the combo tickets.

  • 2 times ticket: 1,400 yen (excludes Terminator Salvation VR), save 200 yen
  • 3 times ticket: 2,000 yen (excludes Terminator Salvation VR), save 400 yen
  • 5 times ticket: 3,200 yen (excludes Terminator Salvation VR), save 800 yen
  • 2 times ticket with Terminator Salvation: 3,500 yen, save 600 yen

Please be warned that the multiple use ticket should be used by one person; do not share with other people.

Usage Restrictions and Safety Concerns for JOYPOLIS VR SHIBUYA

The facility also does not permit wheelchairs, baby strollers, bringing in food & drink, or smoking. It is advised to take a 10 – 15 minutes break after a 20 minutes of VR playtime before playing another session.

Facility Information

  • Spot name: JOYPOLIS VR SHIBUYA
  • Address: 6F MAGNET by SHIBUYA109, 1-23-10 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Access: Shibuya station…right at the Shibuya Scramble Crossing
  • Business hours: 10:00 – 21:00 (Last entry 20:30)
  • Entry fee: Free (attractions require separate tickets)
  • Credit cards: VISA, Mastercard. JCB, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners Club, UnionPay, etc.
  • E-money: Alipay, WeChat pay, LINE Pay, merpay

VR PARK TOKYO: All-you-can-play VR Playground

VR PARK TOKYO: All-you-can-play VR Playgrounds
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Self-proclaimed “State-of-the-art Entertainment Space”, perhaps the largest VR facility in Shibuya, with eight different attractions and the All-you-can-play price system for up to 110min, meaning you can play to your heart’s content. VR PARK TOKYO in Shibuya uses time-slot systems, with a 30 minute reception window occurring once every two hours starting from 10:00 to 20:00, and All-you-can-play time window for 110min after the reception period. Although all attractions do not last longer than 10 minutes, be sure to take a break for recovery if you have motion sickness or any other conditions.

Available Attractions

MX4D + VR

Also known as “Ultra Reverse Bungee” in Japanese, this attraction lets you experience an ultra-jump into the air from a steel tower in the middle of a city full of skyscrapers. Oh, and on your way back, there will be some surprises waiting for you! Can you make a safe landing?

  • Genre; Reverse Bungee VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 4 players at once
  • Playtime: about 5 minutes per session

SOLOMON’s CARPET VR

A game where you ride on a magic carpet soaring through the sky while fighting off monsters, all while keeping balance on the carpet too! You can enjoy the exhilarating feeling of flying through the sky at high speed but be sure not to fall off!

  • Genre; Multiplayer Riding Action Game VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 2 players at once
  • Playtime: about 8 minutes per session

CIRCLE of SAVIORS 2018

An action VR game combining different technology to create the highest sense of realism. It lets two players cooperate: one equipped with swords for the front-line fighting while another is equipped with monitor-attached gun to support from range. It also comes with optional vibration vest to let you feel the hit from the monsters, enhancing the realism even more!

  • Genre; Multiplayer Action Game VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 2 players at once
  • Playtime: about 7 minutes per session (if you can clear the game)

JUNGLE BUNGEE VR

A descending VR attraction that let you experience being suspended mid-air by a harness whose wires go up and down according to the VR simulation. And it does not go just once, you will be bouncing up and down many times!

  • Genre; Bungee VR Attraction
  • Capacity: 1 player at a time
  • Playtime: about 8 minutes per session

DIVE HARD VR

A combination of height-scare, escape game, and action! You have a mission to clear as you wade your way through the top of skyscrapers while shooting at enemies, just like in a movie!

  • Genre; Height-scare Escape Shooting VR Attraction
  • Capacity: 1 player at a time
  • Playtime: about 4 minutes per session

WELCOME TO PANIC MANSHION

Enter the western-styled mansion full of ghosts that roam freely. Control the avatar that is made from the player’s appearance and get rid of all the evil in the mansion!

  • Genre; Horror Shooting Action VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 2 players at once
  • Playtime: about 8 minutes per session (if you can clear the game)

T3R simulator

Get in the car and drive on the driving simulator that closely reproduces speed and environmental effects. You can also get out of the car and enjoy the scenery of the location you park the car at!

  • Genre; Driving Simulator VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 4 players at once
  • Playtime: about 7 minutes per session

Mu VR

Take on the role of “Monthly Mu” magazine editor aiming to uncover the Unidentified Mysterious Animals (UMA). Can you get the pictures while being haunted by paranormal phenomena, strange voices, or creeping shadows, and return safely?

  • Genre; Mystery Suspense VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 5 players at once
  • Playtime: about 8 minutes per session

Prices and Time Slots

VR PARK TOKYO has different prices for high and low season all-you-can-play admissions, as well as special prices for children between 7-12 years old. By the way, high seasons in the facility’s definition means weekends and long public holidays.

Please note that children must be accompanied by at least one guardian to be able to enter, and guardians/parents are required to pay 1,000 yen for entry. Children under 7 years old may accompany guardian inside but are not allowed to play any VR attractions.

Prices

  • All-you-can-play 110min admissions
  • Low Season: 3,000 yen/person for general visitors, 1,500 yen/person for children, -100-yen discount if you show student ID.
  • High Season: 3,400 yen/person for general visitors, 1,700 yen/person for children
  • 1 play ticket and guardian/parent admissions: 1,000 yen/person

Time slots for All-you-can-play admissions

Reception Window (30min)Play time (110min)
10;00 – 10;30
10;30 – 12;20
12;00 – 12;30
12;30 – 14;20
14;00 – 14;30
14;30 – 16;20
16;00 – 16;30
16;30 – 18;20
18;00 – 18;30
18;30 – 20;20
20;00 – 20;30
20;30 – 22;20

Usage Restrictions and Safety Concerns for VR PARK TOKYO

Each attraction has different restrictions and precautions, please ask the staff for details. Also, it is advised to refrain from performing any action that requires a normal sense of balance such as driving until your physical condition has fully recovered. Also, do not bring large bags, and be mindful of your belongings at all time.

Facility Information

  • Spot name: VR PARK TOKYO
  • Address: 4F KN Shibuya 1 Building, 13-11 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042
  • Access: Shibuya station…5 minutes-walk
  • Business hours: 10;00 – 22;20
  • Entry fee: 1,000 yen for guardian/parent admission, otherwise free when you purchase tickets (1 play or all-you-can-play)
  • Credit cards: VISA, Mastercard. JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners Club, UnionPay, etc.
  • E-money: Alipay, WeChat pay, LINE Pay, merpay, Suica, PASMO, nanaco, ApplePay, etc.

TYFFONIUM SHIBUYA: Enter the fantasy world of magic

TYFFONIUM SHIBUYA: Enter the fantasy world of magic
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Styled as “the new hotspot of Shibuya: Magical VR theme park & café”, TYFFONIUM SHIBUYA will be your guide to the Magic World with VR attractions. Out of four of TYFFONIUM’s original attractions, three are available at Shibuya! The interior and the café are also decorated to make you feel the magic, so dive in and enjoy!

Note: TYFFONIUM has two facilities in Shibuya: TYFFONIUM SHIBUYA and TYFFONIUM Café (Shibuya PARCO), but the latter only has one VR attraction: Tarot VR: Voyage of Reverie.

Available Attractions

Tarot VR: Voyage of Reverie

A wonderful voyage into the magical world of tarot reading, enhanced by the visual effects representing each card that plays when you select the card. Also, you can interact with the world of cards by using the controller before going back to the taro-reading room!

  • Genre; Taro-Reading VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 2 players at once
  • Requirement: at least 7 years old (children between 7 – 13 years old must be accompanied by a guardian/parent)
  • Playtime: about 10 minutes per session (4min set-up and 6min play)
  • Price: 800 yen for one player, 1,500 yen for two players

CORRIDOR

A beautiful-yet-terrifying Horror VR incorporating visual effects and reality that let you walk through the western-style mansion’s corridor, full of hidden horrors and surprises. You also hold a lantern in your hand, which illuminates the VR world realistically. Can you survive through to the end?

  • Genre; Horror VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 4 players at once
  • Requirement: at least 13 years old
  • Playtime: about 30 minutes per session (15min set-up and 15min play)
  • Price: 2,400 yen

FLUCTUS

A 4D + VR boat ride that starts off with stranded ship in the sea surrounded by mist. Suddenly, you reach the edge of the world, and as your ship falls, you have entered the magical world! And since it is 4D, you can steer your ship, smell the mists, and feel the winds as you play!

  • Genre; 4D Boat Ride VR Attraction
  • Capacity: up to 5 players at once
  • Requirement: at least 7 years old (children between 7 – 13 years old must be accompanied by a guardian/parent) and 110cm in height
  • Playtime: about 20 minutes per session (10min set-up and 10min play)
  • Price: 2,000 yen

TYFFONIUM CAFÉ

There is a Built-in café at TYFFONIUM SHIBUYA and standalone café at Shibuya PARCO. The built-in at TYFFONIUM SHIBUYA also allows entry just for using café, so whether you want to grab some magic-themed menus, wait for friends, or take a break after your VR play-through, you can drop by any time! Although you may find more diverse menus as well as souvenirs at TYFFONIUM CAFÉ in Shibuya PARCO.

Usage Restrictions and Safety Concerns for TYFFONIUM SHIBUYA

Beside the standard restrictions and precautions, children should be accompanied by guardian/parent at all time, including when playing through VR attractions. Belongings can be stored at the lockers on 8F.

Facility Information

  • Spot name: TYFFONIUM SHIBUYA
  • Address: 6F – 8F (Reception at 8F) Kiyama Building, 27-4 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Access: Shibuya station…3 minutes-walk
  • Business hours: 10;00 – 20;00 (Last Reception at 19:30)
  • Entry fee: Free for 8F café and reception. Attractions at 6F & 7F require tickets from reception.

VR Jinro Shibuya: VR-Enhanced Role-playing Werewolf Game

VR Jinro Shibuya: VR-Enhanced Role-playing Werewolf Game
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If you enjoy tabletop Role Playing games like Dungeon Master or Werewolf, try playing Werewolf with enhanced visual effects in VR, projection mapping, and special settings! At VR Jinro Shibuya, players will go along with the rules of the game as the VR goggles do the eye-closing for them. The facility also has Game Masters to moderate the game, teach rules to newcomers and give advice to experienced players. Currently, the Game Masters are only available in Japanese.

Prices and Usage

It is a rental space with Game Masters provided. If there are fewer than 10 participants, it costs 2,500 yen/person. Otherwise, it costs 25,000 yen/group for a group of at least ten players. You can come alone too, as they have group-making services for complete strangers to play together. Can support up to 20 players at once for rental.

The facility does not have food or drink services, but you can bring your own into the facility.

Facility Information

  • Spot name: VR Jinro Shibuya (VR人狼 渋谷本店)
  • Address: Room#301 Nambu Building, 1-14-8 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Access: Shibuya station…7 minutes-walk
  • Business hours:
    • Weekdays: 19:00 – 23:00
    • Weekends: 13;00 – 17;00 and 18;00 – 22;00
    • Late Night (Friday and Saturday): 24;00 – 5;00

※Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), some of the facilities may be temporarily closed or have different hours from the hours stated here.

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