Friday, November 29, 2013

Geopiece of the Day: Shinjuku Robot Restaurant



One of the more obscure and bizarre experiences for the seasoned traveller and on the top of the list of only in Japan experiences. Tokyo hasn't seen any attraction like this since the Bubble Era.

Picture a basement in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district, Tokyo. Every night of the year women wearing nothing more than bikinis stage mock battles for a live audience. The twist: enormous remote controlled robots are the combatants. The whole experience could come out of the mind of only the most abstract thinkers. Neon colours, mirrors and light show equipment and all kinds of robotic technology are fitted into the restaurant just to offer a dinner and a show to customers. The robot attraction was built at a cost of ¥ 10 billion or about € 73 million and a dinner plate runs a customer about € 40.