Japan has been known all over the world for its innovative, highly advanced, and modern technologies. Apart from this, the Japanese people have also been known as a reserved, intelligent, and composed people. These traits usually attributed to Japanese culture are an extreme contrast to Japan’s wild, eccentric, and quirky side. Underneath all the composure and reserved stature of the Japanese is a fun, out-of-this-world, and unique side. One place that accurately depicts this side of the Japanese is Tokyo’s Robot Café.
Japan’s Robot Café has made headlines for bringing out and bringing to life the craziness of the country’s love for robots. The place, filled with laser lights, neon paint, dancing women, and glitter, is a close representation of Japanese pop culture. Not to mention the fact that it would probably be a haven for nerds like me. However, this place is not just for the crazy and unique people. It caters to all types of personalities because even though quirky people may find an immediate home in this place, timid and reserved people could also experience something new and refreshing.
This café has been so successful that it has sparked the interest of those in and out of Japan. Recently, a travel group called Contiki decided to bring those from down South to the Robot Café to give them a glimpse into Japan’s wild nightlife. A 13-day tour of Japan was organized by the company, and tickets sold out within minutes of their release. A similar café was opened in Sydney to give people a taste of what they are about to experience in Japan. The show was choreographed and designed to replicate the original show in Tokyo. The place is also filled with dancers, loud speakers, robot fights, electronic beats, futuristic guitarists, laser lights, and all kinds of props. This side of Japan has certainly been embraced with open arms all over the world.
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