Scrolling through my twitter feed I saw an ad, one that showed amazing images and promised an “experience”. No, not that kind of ad. It was for the Digital Art Museum in Odaiba. After that, I wanted to learn more.
I have wanted to go to this place since I first saw that twitter ad for it. However, it’s expensive (3,200 yen) and I always had reasons to put it off. It became a permanent occupant of my own personal Bucket List.
Then, along came Liz.
WAS IT WORTH IT?
How do you answer that? How do you breakdown and itemize why you liked an experience or why you didn’t? The value of an experience can’t always be measured and defined by its monetary cost.
They say that “Beauty is the in the eye of the Beholder”, well so is value.
The better question is “Was it worth it to you?”.
The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo is located in Kabuki-cho, one of the city’s seedier sides where salaryman go to drink and watch scantily-clad women in shows. These days the Robot Restaurant has abandoned its Go-Go Girls routes and gone PG-13 for the tourists. The price at the gates is 8,000 yen, but it’s easy to get tickets for 5,000 yen if you shop online for discounts. That’s what my friend, Liz, and I did.
She was the perfect person for the crazy, “WTF” side of Tokyo.
Here is short video of our wild experience:
So much happened the past two weeks. I haven’t had time to update this blog. Things are settling down again and I will start posting on a regular basis soon. Some people enter your life in the most unexpected of ways. For me, Hurricane Liz blew into Tokyo and swept me up in a ten day long whirlwind. I’d trade those days with my friend for nothing.
Hungry? I know where you can find some great Korean food in the heart of Tokyo. Have you ever heard of Shin-Okubo? It’s one stop from Shinjuku station on the JR Yamanote Line.
And trust me, it’s worth a visit. So much to eat. So little stomach space.
We aren’t in Texas anymore. That’s for sure…
What to do? What to do in Asakusa?
There’s way too much to do in this tourists’ paradise.
Let’s start with the most obvious:
Back in November, I talked about playing the Tokyo Metro Underground Mysteries Game. Now that the game is over for this year, I can post this video with spoilers.
This is how you play and how we solved it. It’s an amazing game. It won’t be back until next fall and will have a completely new format.
Check it out:
Winter Illumination In Shiodome
Every winter Tokyo glitters with tens of thousands of twinkling lights in various winter illumination displays throughout the city. This has fast become one of my favorite winter traditions in Japan. They started as Christmas Light displays, but they leave them up so long now that they call them Winter Illumination.
These displays get bigger and brighter every years, and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. If you visit in winter, these are not to be missed.
Last month my friends and I became ghostbusters.
Our first mission sent us into the “Mysterious Apartment”, a dilapidated apartment said to be haunted by an Evil Spirit. Several had gone missing inside over the years. According to the laminated newspaper article, their bodies were never found.
We were introduced to our fellow team members upon arrival, and our team leader explained the rules. We had only an hour to solve the mystery, after that the Evil Spirit would claim our souls for eternity.
With the clock ticking, we set to work…
This is my harrowing story of survival against the forces of Darkness in the Urban Legend Escape Room in Asakusa…
It was pouring this weekend in November when my friend and I arrived to Ikebukuro. After two hours of karaoke, we wanted to eat and Ikebukuro (near Otome Road) is loaded with theme cafes. Continue reading