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Coming Aug 27 with 2 boys and it's the younger one's 18th Birthday!

By Traveller August 15, 2019
Tokyo

Coming Aug 27 with 2 boys and it's the younger one's 18th Birthday!

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By Jason Traveller August 15, 2019

I was thinking of booking the Robot Restaurant. Any other suggestions?? As the drinking age is 20, I am wondering what else we could do to make the night/day special for him

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It’s waste of your time. Please don’t go Robot restaurant. Its not Japanese culture, just prank.
http://ninjaworld.jp/shinjuku/
Ninja restaurant is much better to spend time in Shinjuku.
A
Local August 16, 2019
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Thank you. Booked both.
It depends on what he might like. There
are so many attractions here in Tokyo. e.g. Akihabara is like sanctuary for anime fan. Shibuya and Harajuku are popular for young people. You had better tell us what he likes.
M
Local August 15, 2019
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He's interested in the oddities of Anime and Gundam stuff. Their excitement about the trip is based on that stuff alone!~
So You must go to gundam base in Odaiba.
https://www.gundam-base.net/

Most anime fan stay Akihabara. whole town is animation there. Have you booked hotel?

Also there is Bandai Gundam museum in Tochigi prefecture, takes about 1 hour half by train from Tokyo.
https://animetourism88.com/en/sanctuary/bandaimuseum
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Maiko Local August 18, 2019
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Hi, I would recommend if you have time to go to Kamakura for a day trip or even spend one night there. They have beach houses built along the beach and each one serves different food and plays different music. You can also rent tubes, umbrellas, and do some water sports like riding on a banana boat or jet ski.
Really fun way to spend a day!
A bit crowded on the weekends, but still fun. The main beach Yuigahama is more crowded, and nearby Zaimokuza Beach is more relaxed.
Also while in Kamakura you should definitely see the Big Buddha in Hase!
Have an amazing trip!
It’s a little over an hour to Kamakura by train from Tokyo.
Local August 15, 2019
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Hello, Jason

I found three special restaurants.

Ninja restaurant ↓
https://ninjaakasaka.com/en/

Fishing restaurant ↓
https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/restaurants/zauo

Technology restaurant (a little bit expensive )↓
https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/126543

Enjoy your Tokyo trip !








M
Local August 15, 2019
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Thanks. Aware of these, and the Technology one is something I'd do on my return with girlfriend next time. NINJA seems like the right pairing with the Robot Restaurant. There is a Ninja one nearby the Robot Restaurant and part of the same group!
I’ve been to the robot restaurant. It’s.... overrated!!! How about Mario Cart?
Local August 15, 2019
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I have no doubt it is a tourist trap and looks like something that would be better suited to a place where drugs are legal, but it seems to be on their list. Unfortunately neither of the boys have gotten around to getting their driver's liscences, and with the younger turning 18 only on that day, couldn't get one prior anyway. They have Tuktuks but it's not close to the same.
Hi Jason,
If your son has interest in Gundam, why not taking him to Diversity in Odaiba where the real size of Gundam stands still ?
Many events and attributions are held until September 1st. according to the website below.

https://bandai-hobby.net/site/g-summerfes2019/
Local August 15, 2019
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Gundam visit is on the list already for our stay. Thanks.