Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Most of our childhood and adolescent years were spent watching Japanese cartoons. Part of the plan was to visit the 1:1 RX-78 Gundam Robot outside Diver City located in the Odaiba district. The RX-78 Gundam is a fictional manned robot introduced in 1979. It's a long running Japanese anime series and TV franchise.

To get here from our place, we had to ride the Keio New Line from Hatagaya station, go down Shinjuku station, ride the Toei Subway Oedo Line, go down Shiodome station, ride the Yurikamome monorail then hop off Daiba station. The whole commute takes 49 minutes and costs Y 660. The Yurikamome monorail is driver-less and felt like it runs on rubber tires. I recommend sitting in front so you can get a spectacular view of the bay and the Rainbow bridge.

It was a beautiful day. Cool weather partnered with sunny skies. When we hopped off the monorail and walked over to Diver City, a wave of nostalgia swept over me when I saw the 18 meter Gundam. It was so surreal! I'd like to see this next time at night and enjoy the light show.


I look so tiny with Gundam.

The experience was fantastic! This is one of the highlights of our Tokyo trip.

Some info taken from Gail Nakada of Huffington Post and Gigantic Statues
Photos taken using Canon 550D

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