We agreed with prior reviewers - just sit back and enjoy the fun! This isn't high brow entertainment. It's totally cheesy, totally over the top, and just a total blast. The cast was interactive and they allow you to take pictures just please turn off your flash. We ate at the Mexican restaurant/bar just up the same street on the right small portions but great taste one of the previous reviewers recommended. There are also plenty of other interesting looking options in the area. You can also go a bit further up the street and visit the Samurai museum if you want some quieter entertainment while getting a little history lesson at the same time. Our teenage kids enjoyed the evening, so we count this one as a win.
It was a unique and fun experience! The show is separated into three acts, so you can use the washroom or buy drinks and snacks in between those times. You get reserved seats so no need to worry about losing your seat. Buying the pass from Viator will bypass the regular line when you purchase tickets, the package I bought also included a drink.
My favourite act was the first one with the taiko drums and the synchronized dancing. The second act has a small story, which is projected on the wall in English. The third act was dancing to music. I don't want to describe too much of the show to not give it away, but it is worth seeing. It's definitely a sensory overload.
Drinks and food are reasonably priced, I think it was about 500-800 yen for an alcoholic beverage, depending what you get. You also have a small table in front of you to store your purchased food/drink, you can also store a small bag near your feet. If you're really tall, ask to sit in the middle or back rows, the floats can move right over your head. The seats do bend back a bit.
You can take video and pictures but no flash.
Keep your tickets afterwards, you get 10 off in a group if you come to see it again!
This show is unforgettable. Completely blows your senses. We had no idea what to expect and it was indeed unexpected. Loved it!
This show is a must words cannot explain how spectacular it was.
Although the crowd was about 90 foreigners it didn't take away from this finely crafted extravaganza. The show was everything you could hope for from a Robot Cabaret with all sorts of craziness going on. Highly recommend it!
This is the height of over-the-top scholck, Japanese-style. Don't go and get angry when there's barely any plot. That's not the point! Instead, enjoy the absurd spectacle of light shows, huge floats, and robot fights. The performances are actually excellent though not the spoken acting! - my favorite was their opening number, a taiko drum performance involving a couple-dozen performers.
A touristy experience that lives up to all the hype. Insane in the best way!
One of the most fun events we did in Tokyo. Grab a drink or two at some of the bars around there ahead of time.
It has flashing lights, lasers, smoke, nonsensical plot, nonsensical music, over the top action. What is not to love? This is the best night I had in Japan! It was everything I wanted!
The guys dressed as robots playing lounge jazz in the waiting room beforehand were awesome. The decor is so over the top you will never believe it. Even in the bathrooms!
Some people have complained about a few things. The show really is about 45 minutes long. To be fair, the size of the machinery and the costume changes would take time to set up, so it's not like there isn't a reason. The drinks, contrary to what people have said are not overpriced at all. For any show you would expect to pay a little more and they are not charging like a wounded bull. They also did not push the intermission food and drinks hard unlike what some people seem to think. Some billboard waving and a trolley goes around the front row, hardly pushing guys. There are not really 'robots' per se, machinery and people in costumes and some remote controlled stuff, but what were people expecting, Optimus Prime to drive all over the arena :0
Seriously though, do yourselves a favour, and go see the show. I reckon it is more fun after a couple of drinks. Take it for what it is and don't expect transformers on stage but have a great time! Also the outside of the building is a total seizure inducing mass of lights, so if you look at that and think it's cool, you'll love the show.
Definitely will go again should I find myself in Tokyo
The Robot Show was great!!! Suggestion - get there a little early. The check-in process is a little confusing. First, you need to get your tickets at one door then go to another building across this building to the show. The doors open to a waiting area. The entertainment starts here so don't miss it!!
We had so much fun here on our last night! So full on and funny. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
Excellent tour, my wife and I loved it. Music was incredible as well as colorful robots and special effects. Ambience is amazing and people treat you very well. I would go again if I come back. Regards from Mexico.
Greatest show I've ever seen! Cannot recommend this more highly if you're into watching the weirdest and craziest event of your life.
Totally a tourist attraction- we were surrounded by people that looked just like us- but...omg. Totally worth it. It can't really be described- and it's probably better that way. If you want to be entertained....and have senory overload- and be completely confused - for an hour- DO THIS. I took my dad and we had a blast! Afterwards we went to a cheap ramen place nearby that was great! An wonderful evening well spent in Tokyo!
A great night's entertainment. Plenty of action and music.
So much activity crammed into a small area.
Definitely worth the experience.
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