Mim's 2017 Japan Trip Day 13

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Mon 2017/04/24 12:22 JST
Mim
Life time student of all things Japan, music, culture, anime and associated vices
Sydney, Australia · Nendtaku - 360 unique full size and counting
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The morning was free so three of our group went for our own little adventure. Here we are walking to the local JR Hamamatsucho train station to hop on the JR loop.

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Where we ended up in Akihabara for our final dose of figure collecting nirvana.

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Amiami Akiba store spotted! For those that do not know of http://www.amiami.com/ they are one of the largest exporters of Anime and figure related merchandise in Japan. Pretty sure I have spent a good $25,000 aud with them over the years and counting.

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They have two floors, one for new and a second for used merchandise. Almost like a mini version of Mandarake so well worth a visit.

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Heavy Object is a great show.

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The first thing crossing my mind when spotting this was, will it fit in my room?

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Second rarest Nendo in the world. I have this and the rarest one in my collection :)_
Sadly I payed over double for mine, back in the day.

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I vowed to eat here at least one more time.

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That's two kinds of cheese and a spicy mince on the chips. The burger was amazeballs also.

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Random shots from other stores and their displays in Akiba.

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I freaking love Overlord. Tempted to track this figure down for the humor of it. The one with the hugging pillow ;)

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Neat shop on the main drag with silk wall scrolls of fantasy themed landscapes. Was tempted.

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One of those iconic Akiba shots.

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Arg.. I love red for my devices and have an expensive aluminium red case for my iPhone so this made me sigh with desire.

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One for you gamers out there.

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That's one expensive meat stick.

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Tasted great though.

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We meet all up and headed out to Shinjuku for our afternoon and evening activities.

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Pachinko parlours will do anything to draw people in :)

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Yes there is a Godzilla themed hotel. Its not cheap!

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Target spotted, but we arrived early. We used https://www.viator.com/ and bought tickets online while in Japan, but a few day's prior.

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We had some time to kill so decided to visit a Samurai museum. Its just round the corner from the Robot Restaurant.

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And a luck would have it we arrived just in time to catch an amazing live demonstration of a master swordsman doing their training routine.

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And a real Ninja!

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Some of the audience were pulled into a participation kill move demonstration. Looked really fun! No animals were harmed in the making of this photo shoot.

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Standard foot trooper armour.

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The ornate metal work was really impressive.

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Now THAT's a BOOM stick.

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Spotted a neat bar nearby.

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So we headed in for a few drinks and a bite.

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Looks odd but it was really tasty.

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Certainly recommend this bar. They have a good range of drinks.

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So onto the main event being Robot Restaurant. This is a waiting area for people to gather prior to the show and also to grab a few drinks.

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Part of the main ticket price includes a single drink voucher. Here's the small list. Naturally a much wider selection is available for people wanting regular non free ticket items.

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A mini show was put on for those waiting and to get into the mood.

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The elevator we took to get to this waiting area was neat.

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Once seated in the main show area you could purchase shots, beers and chips.

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Despite this shot there are actually loads of robots and a proper musical performance. The costumes and those wearing them were gorgeous. I took mostly videos so sorry if this one was a touch blurry as it was a screen grab from one such video.

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The classic, HA! you are pathetic, pose.

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No performance is complete without glow sticks!

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The night streets of Shinjuku.

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He had a lot of fun :)

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Train ride back, we found a star gate in a subway station.

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Mim
Life time student of all things Japan, music, culture, anime and associated vices
Sydney, Australia · Nendtaku - 360 unique full size and counting