Set to stay operational until November, tech giant Konica Minolta's 'VR Experience' outpost is housed inside the Solamachi mall at the foot of Tokyo Skytree and offers collaborative rides through a variety of virtual worlds. The company has installed PS4 Pro consoles and PlayStation VR headsets for up to 26 simultaneous users – ¥1,500 gets you 30 minutes of access. Current software includes a space action adventure that sees you and your co-pilot take seats in one of the pods and work together with other players to complete various missions.
2016 was the year when virtual reality devices and games really hit the big time, with a slew of VR-related events, businesses, games and movies springing up in Tokyo and elsewhere. By putting on one of those futuristic-looking head-mounted displays (HMDs), you can now visit ancient Egypt, travel through space or do the para-para at a virtual idol's concert without leaving your couch.
But as getting your own Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or PlayStation VR still means making a rather considerable investment, you might want to try before you buy. So we've put together a quick list of nine Tokyo spots where you can experience a virtual world without having to shell out the big bucks – just note that most of them require visitors to have at least some Japanese language ability.