When planning our family vacation, I need to make sure that everyone gets to go their special place. This is why we are doing the rounds of Disney parks again because of the addition of my three year-old daughter R to our brood. So for our Tokyo trip, I chose GUNDAM FRONT for my son . I showed him sites and pictures from the net and he said, “Thanks Mom. It looks like a cool place to visit. “ My son M has always , always loved robots. To this day he collects TRANSFORMERS robots and is IRONMAN’s number one fan,
Gundam Front is located on the 7th floor of DiverCity Plaza .in Koto-ku , Tokyo. It’s a one-level showroom of all things Gundam –from 1979 to the present. From our hotel (Grande Sheraton Tokyo Bay), it took us about thirty minutes by car to reach the mall. Since we had pre-purchased our tickets in Manila, our driver-translator-guide showed us where to proceed. Some areas are free zones (GUNPLA Tokyo, STRICT- G and Official Shop) while you can only see the others if you pay the fee (about Php400 for adults and Php350 for children).
1000 ROBOTS ON DISPLAY (Gunpla Tokyo)
Talk about robot –overload! Gundam figures of all shapes, colors and sizes were on display inside glass cases.
DOME G (video experience)
Get to watch fight scenes from past Gundam movies/shows inside a 50meter dome that’s equipped with 6 projectors and 13 speakers. Photos are not allowed to be taken once you enter the dome. We held individual steel bars as we looked up to the ceiling and watched robots fighting in the sky.
GIANT BUST OF STRIKE FREEDOM GUNDAM
For 2,700 yen (or about Php900) visitors can get their pictures taken inside the cockpit of the Gundam bust.
CHARACTER PHOTO SPOT
M tried being a robot pilot for a minute while my little girl got a digital photo taken with a life-size character from the Gundam Series
If you have a son and you’re travelling to Tokyo, you may want to consider going to Gundam Tokyo Front. The whole tour will take about an hour to an hour and a half (depending on how long you’ll stay buying model toys at the official store). And then after that, well… it’s time to head inside DIVERCITY Plaza to dine and if you like , to do some retail therapy. :)
Until my next post,