Throw Axes and Let Out the Rage at Reeast Room in Tokyo

Reeast Room, a new type of amusement facility in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district, is a great way to release stress and have fun at the same time. Here, you can enjoy the growing sport of axe-throwing, as well as smash items in an unadulterated rage.

What is axe-throwing?

According to ChatGPT: Axe-throwing is a recreational activity that involves throwing handheld axes at wooden targets. It has gained popularity as a sport and entertainment option. Originating from lumberjack competitions, modern axe-throwing is done in dedicated venues with safety measures in place. Participants aim to throw the axe so that it sticks into the target, scoring points based on accuracy.

Hitting the bullseye in axe-throwing

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Axe-throwing experience at Reeast Room

Reeast Room Ikebukuro

A session starts at 30 minutes for 2,480 yen, but is only an extra 500 yen to go for an hour, so it makes sense to go for longer. An hour is more than enough for a beginner, as you arms do start getting kind of sore after all that axe-throwing. For an extra fee, you can also throw other items like knives, shuriken (throwing stars) and shovels.

We just went for the basic 1 hour package, and this 5-minute vlog sums up the experience succinctly:

If it is your first time, a staff member with give you a brief lesson on how to throw the axes safely. There are two techniques: single-handed and double-handed. While I could consistently hit the target, and even got the bullseye a couple of times, using the double-handed method, I sucked with the single-handed. Maybe it was due to the paranoia of slicing my ear off in the process, or not picking an axe with the right heaviness, but in any case, single-handed was not my forte.

Axe-throwing at Reeast Room Ikebukuro

Some of the targets are also pretty damaged, so sometimes the axe does not stick even if the blade hits the wood.

After the 5-minute primer, you are left to throw as much as you want. There is a timer left on the table to let you know how much time you have left. Drinks are not included, so it is a good idea to bring a bottle of water or similar.


Overall, it was fun hour that served as a good stress release. And I’m sure it also burned off a good number of calories because I was absolutely starving by the end of it.

Other activities

In addition to axe-throwing, there is also a “break room,” which is not a place to take a rest but rather literally destroy stuff. The ultimate stress relief for those with destructive tendencies. There is also something called “neon smash” which I presume is just breaking things while bathed in neon lights. Lastly, there is a “free art wall,” where you can paint and graffiti whatever you want onto a wall.

Activities at Reeast Room Ikebukuro

You can make bookings for any of the activities at Reeast Room on the official website:

Getting to Reeast Room Ikebukuro

Reeast Room can easily accessed from any of the lines serving Ikebukuro Station. It is a five-minute walk if you can find the right exit, but as we know that is rarely possible at this **** station, just assume it will take triple that time. In any case, head to any exit indicating north and/or east, and you should be on the right track.

Outside of Reeast Room Ikebukuro

Address: 東京都豊島区東池袋1-44-17
1-44-17 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Reeast Room Ikebukuro is open 3pm to 10:30pm on weekdays, and 10am to 10:30pm on weekends and holidays.

A branch in Shinjuku opened on June 23, 2023, offering the destructive entertainment of the original. There is also a dedicated axe-throwing bar in Asakusa.

If you looking for more playful activities, also check out Tokyo Mystery Circus: A Fun Way to Work the Brain.

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