The Robot Restaurant in Kabukichō, Shinjuku, Tokyo is the stuff that legends are made of. There isn’t a single tourist in town that hasn’t heard of, or is talking about the insanity of this show. Japanese culture is renown for having it’s finger on the pulse for the latest technology, weird fashion subcultures and wacky entertainment, with this in mind, I was intrigued to learn exactly how bizarre things can get, and above all, curious to see the futuristic inspired cabaret costumes and set design.
Watch the madness unfold in this video
Before the show starts
You can hear the Robot Restaurant before you can see it and even then you can see the blinking neon lights blearing out onto the street from over a block away. From outside you can take your selfie with the busty female borgs, before taking a ride down the golden glitter engrossed elevator to the restaurant’s waiting room. From there, the disco decor and crome clad musicians can’t fail to impress and build up anticipation for what the night has ahead.