Robot Restaurant Japan: The Craziest Robot Show

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The Robot Restaurant Japan show was designed for tourists like me. So if you don’t know much about Japan, you’d probably have some general knowledge that Japan is the home on ninjas, samurais, robots and girls dancing.  This Japan robot show puts all that together in one place for you!  Most of it seemed historically accurate.

Robot Restaurant Japan Ticket Prices

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I booked the show online the day before using Klook for only 5200JPY.  If you purchase a ticket at the venue it will cost you 8000JPY.  You don’t have to worry about the show selling out since they have several shows a day and two locations.  I went to the 4pm show and it was about half full.  

Robot Restaurant Japan Ticket Options

My ticket purchase was for the “show only”  and skipped the food package. The reviews for the actual restaurant weren't very good. For another 2000 JPY you could have had a bad meal at robot cafe Japan. Since Tokyo is full of really good food, it would be ridiculous to waste a meal here.

Redeeming Your Voucher

Upon arriving at the Robot Restaurant Shinjuku, you’ll have to trade your digital klook voucher for a physical ticket to the show.  You just show your voucher from your email or Klook app and they'll give you the ticket.

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Included with your ticket are a free beverage (beer or non-beer) and popcorn.  You’ll then make your way across the alleyway to the actual show venue.  There will be lockers and a place for you to check your umbrellas if needed.  Then you’ll head down two floors to the seating area.

Get To The Japan Robot Show On Time!

The show starts exactly when they say it does.  I booked the 4pm show and got in at 3:56pm.  They were no longer serving drinks and the show was about to start.  If you get there late or if you’re in the bathroom when the show starts, you CANNOT go back to your seat until the next break.

Robot Restaurant Review: Preparing For The Show

The host came out and started explaining the rules of the show.  No flash photography and electronic devices must disable wifi.  The wifi messes with the robot communications.  The other important thing is that if you’re sitting in the front row, be prepared to lean back!  A lot of the robots overlap a little with the front row.  This is a complete lawsuit in America but in Japan, this is extreme space efficiency.

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After the first 30 minutes of the show, they took a break to sell merchandise and drinks.  I quickly redeemed my drink voucher for a beer.  They also recommended using the restroom since the next 2 breaks will be too short to use the restroom.

Robot Restaurant Review: The experience

The show was exciting and had my heart racing throughout.  There were pretty girls dancing around, robots, pyrotechnics, fighting and a very poor plot to pull it all together. But the show altogether gets a 5/5 since it was fun and the price was pretty good after finding a deal.

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The Robot Restaurant show was pretty much designed for tourists therefore everything at the show was in English and I don’t think I saw any Japanese people in the audience.

Pro-tip: Bring Ear Plugs

It gets loud in there, so if you have sensitive hearing, bring some earplugs.  I bought some specialty earplugs that bring the decibel levels down while still being able to hear everything clearly and not muffled.  They’re kind of like reverse hearing aids.  Unfortunately I didn’t bring those cause I didn’t think it would be that loud.

More Crazy Things To Do In Tokyo:

If you're looking for more fun, check out this list of the 50 Best Things To Do In Tokyo. Adding to that list you can do the following:

All You Can Drink Maid Bar

Cosplay Ninja Bar

Shinjuku Robot Show

Maid Ear Cleaning

Kamehame-ha! battles at VR Zone Shinjuku

The Scariest Arcade In The World



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