For a truly wild spectacle, check out the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku (follow the giant light signs; it’s hard to miss). The name is a slight misnomer, as this is primarily a show, with snacks, sushi bento boxes, and drinks available for separate purchase. This is certainly geared toward tourists, with everything predominantly in English. They pack about 200 people into a tight room, and proceed to parade wifi-controlled floats and extravagant illuminated robots. Cute Japanese girls dance and fill the room with thunder on the taiko. The animatronics reach out and right over the audience; it’s amazing how they can fit these things in such a small room. Music, laser battles, lights, dancing, robots!
Apologies for posting somewhat erratically here, but I can only do so when time allows (and quite frankly, I’d rather be on vacation than write about it :)).
Yokohama is a very ritzy city just south of Tokyo. It is an area for shopping and quiet dates on the waterfront. It is most known for its iconic clock Ferris wheel, featured in many anime. I couldn’t get enough of the lights and that wheel!
We are having an awesome time in Japan, but I wanted to take a few minutes to post a quick peek (don’t worry, more detailed posts and LOTS more pictures will come later).
How do you choose what to bring… and what to leave behind?