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Robot Restaurant:

The Craziest Show In Japan If you truly want to say “now I have seen it all” then you need to head down to Kabukicho in Shinjuku for this amazing robotfilled extravaganza. Imagine all the crazy things you have heard about Japan, mix them up in one show, and there you have it: the Robot Restaurant. Modern meets Traditional Before going to the stage area you are seated in a psychedelic lounge where you can order drinks, snacks and listen to a professional robot band play classic pop songs. Once you are seated near the actual stage the show begins with a bang. Huge robotic floats with colorful taiko drummers ride past the audience while other floats with colorful characters dance to the beats, mimicking a Japanese festival.

re to see we ca me he different somet hing - Jolene & Michae

Abandon all logic Next up is a robot showdown so bizarre and amazing you won’t even care about the storyline. Characters who look like they come right out of a videogame ride huge robots with lasers and pyrotechnics while a panda on a cow tramples the evil robot invaders. Throw in a monkey on a swing with a machinegun and a dragon and the picture is complete.

The show goes on After this robot encounter there is a short break soon followed by robot dancers with lasers on their hands displaying spectacular dance moves. The audience is given glow sticks to participate in the final part of the show. Robot Restaurant’s idol dancers introduce themselves while announcing that the craziest part of the show is just about to start. What follows is a mashup of every robot imaginable in an array of themes giving you a sensory overload.

All you want to see Although the Robot Restaurant is more a show than an actual restaurant, you can still enjoy some snacks during the breaks such as a sushi bento for 1,000 yen or some popcorn. If you wanted to experience something really Japanese, look no further. This crazy robot show is an amplification of Tokyo’s crazy and colorful nightlife spiced with laser-shooting mega robots. And if seeing that wasn’t on your bucket list, it sure is now.

Robot Restaurant Address: Kabukicho 1-7-1, Shinjuku Time: 4pm-11pm (Shows: 4pm, 5:55pm, 7:50pm, 9:45pm) 1 show approx. 90 minutes Admission: 8,000 yen Access: 5-min walk from JR and Tokyo Metro Shinjuku Station URL: http://www.shinjuku-robot.com/pc/?lng=en

my husband (Ian) rea lly likes robots - Jiane tte & Ian, Engla nd

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we were convinced to come here by Jianette and Ian” - Jo & Helena, England

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