Team Labs Digital Art Museum In Odaiba

Digital Art Museum

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.
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Tokyo Robot Restaurant: Is It Worth It?

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:

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How To Eat Your Way Through Shin-Okubo, Tokyo’s Koreatown

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.
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Why I Don’t Like Going To Parks

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Can you spot the bride?

It’s not that urban parks aren’t great, it’s just that they’re not my cup of tea. I rarely enjoy them, even when I go with fun people. I do like massive National Parks such as Yellostone or Big Bend in the US.

For me, when I go into nature, I want to enjoy the quiet and solitude. I find most urban parks, noisy and crowded, especially in Japan. They are more “nature-like” than nature.

That said, we did discover a very nice park, one we visited at the perfect time.

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How We Solved the 2017 Tokyo Metro Mysteries Game

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:

Care Package Opening

A couple weeks ago I received a care package from a friend and you tuber who calls herself Random E.  I recommend her channel if you’re interested in information about life in California or stories about Japan.

I sent her a care package a few months ago, and discovered how much fun it was watching someone light up over the things you sent them.  So I decided I’d do the same for her and show a video of me unboxing her present.

The video is mainly for her enjoyment, but if you enjoy reaction videos then here you go:

(I think she’s trying to fatten me up.  So much candy.  What do you think?   *sips Pumpkin Spice Latte* )