This earthquake-prone city is long overdue for a devastating trembler, so the Tokyo Fire Department has created this ‘life safety learning centre’ in its HQ to simulate a real emergency. There’s first-aid training and survival tips, but the real fun is the shaking room, the smoke maze and the only chance you’ll ever have to play with fire extinguishers without getting reprimanded. The whole thing takes around two hours, and while you can just drop in and take part, it’s advisable to reserve a place.
2-37-8 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
|Transport:||Ikebukuro Station (Yamanote line), Metropolitan exit; (Marunouchi, Yurakucho lines), exit 3.|