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Depending on where you go, Tokyo is a history buff’s treasure chest, a sci-fi nerd’s futuristic fantasy or a culinary paradise. But regardless of what you make of it, there are plenty of attractions here that can’t be missed.
It seems that everyone has an opinion on the Robot Restaurant. To some, it’s fun. To others, it’s garish. But one thing almost everyone agrees on is that it’s entertaining. Located in the heart of Shinjuku’s neon-drenched, booze-soaked Kabukichō nightlife district, the Robot Restaurant is near impossible to describe. Part nightclub, part dinner theatre show, part robot nightmare come to life – it’s so unapologetically over the top it’s impossible not to get swept up in the madness. The best word of advice is to just buy a ticket and take the ‘ride’, so to speak. Dining while taking in a show here is probably something you’ll only ever do once in your life, but you won’t regret it.
Also known as Tokyo Giants Stadium – and affectionately referred to as The Big Egg – this futuristic sports stadium is home to baseball team the Yomiuri Giants. In addition to baseball games, the dome also hots an eclectic array of blockbuster events, like the wild and reckless New Japan Pro-Wrestling and performances from some of the biggest names in music. Far from just a concert venue, it’s easy to spend the entire day here; there’s an amusement park, spa facilities, shops, restaurants and, for those who don’t want to leave, the Tokyo Dome Hotel.