Among the places I was most eager to go to there was the Jump Shop.
No worries I’ll get back to that tomorrow.
Said shop is inside this huge construction called Tokyo Dome which is a very famous venue where the biggest matches and concerts take place.
It is surrounded by buildings, shops, malls and hear hear, an amusement park.
Since the program for Tokyo was very relaxed we decided to dedicate as much as possibile to this park. It was a bit expensive so we decided to get a daily ticket for Maya and pay on the go for us, depending on what we wanted to do.
Maya had the time of her life!
I have to admit they were also very organized, since every attraction had some notebooks with translation in English, Chinese and Korean. You could find there the rules and the preferred behavior on the attractions, along with the explanation on the functioning.
Maya didn’t want to go back home and leave the park…neither we did, but we had to play the adults!
It was a very nice alternative day, after the heavy walking we made in the previous week.
After admiring the Gundam statue we went inside the shopping centre immediately behind it. On the top level you find the Gundam base, full of models and statures and gadgets.
For the rest of the afternoon then we enjoyed a very Japanese shopping centre. It can be very similar to the rest of the world and very different at the same time.
The best thing I’ve seen it was in the Lego shop, and it deserves a mention. I don’t know you, my dear readers, but when I was a child I was in love with King GoLion known abroad as Voltron (among the other things).
When we entered the shop we would have never imagined to see a big one made of lego.
So the first night in Tokyo we went to the Robot Restaurant as we booked some ticket.
As previously mentioned the Tokyo part of our travel had been a bit nerdy, so I hope you’re ready for what you’re going to see.
Said that, this show was even beyond that, it was probably a waste of time and money, but we had fun all the same.
Clearly this is a tourist trap, I hadn’t seen a single Japanese customer in there, but it was too late.
The reason why we booked in the there was to cheer Maya up while planning the trip.
She really wanted to go to this Sailor Moon cafe, but it was closed -sometimes in Japan you have temporary themed cafes- and she was sad. So we started to look for funny things on maps and we landed on this website.
She saw all the colors and lights and loud music and asked us to see the show.
Considering that the fist half of the trip was among temples and the second one would be looking for anime and manga she barely knows, we decided to accomodate it.
At the end of the day we-adults enjoyed the show as well and spent a nice evening.
Following I uploaded a short video to show you what it was like. Just consider that the event was divided in three parts, but my favorite was the first one as it was referring heavily to the traditional Japanese culture.