This is Robot Restaurant, a 10 billion yen creation in the Kabukicho section of Tokyo’s Shinjuku neighborhood. Kabukicho is the city’s red light district, where the narrow, car-less streets are flanked by a seemingly endless number of towering, multi-colored, brightly backlit signs. It’s famous for its nightclubs, host and hostess clubs, short-stay hotels, and late-night eateries, but Robot Restaurant is a step beyond the usual fare.
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