Japan has always been in the forefront of Technology and Innovation, especially in the field of production, robotics, and automation. They have always pioneered various forms of creating new technology to improve and simplify the life of its people.
And now Japan is leading a new form of Tourism, one that aims at attracting foreign tourists to experience local areas in Japan that is unlike any other tourist destinations. Peculiar tourist destinations that let you immerse and explore Japan’s unique traditional and modern industrial factories in the form of Industrial tourism.
Today, join me as we take a look at what goes behind the high-tech world of Japan.
The Tokyo Helicopter cruise is a fun and exciting way to see the beautiful city of Tokyo!
The 15minute ride takes you 600 meters high above the skyline, where you can enjoy the cites beautiful landmarks like Mt Fuji fading away in the background, or the famed Tokyo Sky Tree that darts from the ground like a neo-futuristic beacon made of steel and shimmering lights.
Robot Restaurant is a modern-day cabaret show that has become one of Japans top tourist attractions.
The live entertainment is a crazy combination of eastern and western pop culture, modern dance, light-shows, Japanese mecha, and live anime! The only way to truly describe Robot Restaurant is that, it is a type of modern-day Kabuki.
The 90-minute spectacle is divided into four acts that feature an array of friendly and heroic creatures who have to fend off an invasion by the Evil Robot Empire or something — to be quite honest we weren't really sure what was going on, but we loved every minute of it!
However, visitors shouldn't expect a typical dining experience, as it's more about the show than food. While meals are available for an extra charge, you can also buy refreshments and snacks between each act.
If you ever find yourself in Tokyo and have a few minutes to spare, with a few bucks to spend, Robot Restaurant should be on your to-do list when visiting Tokyo. It is something that is purely Japanese and something you can only see in Japan.
(Tip: Eat before you watch the show, so you can focus on the amazing performances and animatronics.)
ROBOT RESTAURANT 160-0021 1-7-1 Kabukicho Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan Hours: 3:30pm—11:30pm Daily Phone:+81 3-3200-5500 Web: www.shinjuku-robot.com
Central Japan, the old country, has so much more to offer than the famed Shirakawago UNESCO Heritage Site, 400-year-old Matsumoto Castle, and the dazzling Snow Wall of Kurobe Alpine Route.
Discover Central Japan as you’ll find beautiful fields of tulips, fun activities like food replica and soba making workshops and trying out fantastic food like first-class Japanese Hida Beef and affordable Michelin grade sushi– Central Japan has something for everyone!
Here’s a sample 5-day itinerary to make the most of your trip to Central Japan…
Nagano Prefecture besides having the most accessible snow resort in Japan, it is surrounded by sought after attractions like the famed 400-year old Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple, and the cute wild snow monkeys!
Fun Fact: Nagano, known as the prefecture of longevity is blessed with fresh air and clean water from the soaring 3000-meter high Japan Alps. It is believed because of this beautiful environment and fresh produce from the mountains to be related to the highest average life expectancy rate in Nagano.
Here’s a sample itinerary for a day trip in Nagano…
Shirakawa-gō (白川郷) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the highest number of gasshō-zukuri style houses located in one area. “Gassho”, meaning “hands in prayer,” refers to the unique steep thatched roofing feature that is made to withstand heavy snowfall.
Located in Gifu Prefecture in the heartland of Japan, it’s central location means easy access from anywhere in the nation.
Shirakawa-go Tourist Center
Ogi-machi, Shirakawamura, Ono-gun, Gifu Contact: +81-5789-6-1013 Website:www.shirakawa-go.org
Blooming tulips signal that spring has arrived! But in Toyama, these beautiful flowers bloom throughout the year!
The Tonami Tulip Gallery is the only facility in the world where you can appreciate tulips in all four seasons. The amazing facility is home to a museum and garden where you can experience the mysteries and secrets of their tulip bulbs.
It also annually hosts the Tonami Tulip Fair, a simple event that started in 1952 in an experimental agricultural field station and has now grown into Japan’s number one most anticipated flower festival. It is held in Toyama from late April to early May every year, featuring 2.5 million tulips blooming in over 600 varieties on the extensive grounds totaling to 16-hectares of land.