The 19.7-meter, 49-ton statue of a mobile robot from the popular Gundam series has been standing in the Diver City Tokyo commercial plaza since Sept. 24.

It replaced a previous model as part of the Tokyo Gundam Project 2017, in which the statue represents the future of Tokyo and helps invigorate the bay area. The statue undergoes its one-minute transformation at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. At night, a special short movie runs every 30 minutes from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Taking the stage at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Sendagaya are stars like pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yasutaka Nakata's Capsule and slick choreography kings World Order, while fashion shows and the like will also take place. A wide assortment of promotional booths will be set up, allowing you to participate in a variety of fun workshops. Furthermore, the area around the venue will feature DJ performances, a temporary food court serving juicy meat and festival grub like yakisoba and takoyaki, and opportunities for trying traditional matsuri activities like cork gun shooting and wanage (quoits).

Just like last year, all non-Japanese citizens can get in for free: register on the festival's official website, bring your ticket along with a passport or residence card, and display these at the gate.

Vi listar 13 ölställen i huvudstaden som varje öldiggare bör besöka minst en gång – både för smakerna och för atmosfären.

On check in you have the options of speaking to either a humanoid robot or a dinosaur wearing a bow tie! The humanoid robot has been designed to mimic a human being as well as possible. This receptionist blinks, appears to breath and can even make eye contact. Sadly, however, these robots cannot hold a conversation and so to check in you can use the touchscreens to the side of the front desk. Your bags are then taken by a robot too and for left luggage a large robot arm will pick it up and place it in a locker for you.

These experiences will help you understand who the Japanese people are, and why they act the way they do. Get ready to move from tourist to cultural expert after the jump!

I've done about half of these so I guess I'm about half-way between "tourist" and "cultural expert".

Skidåkningen lockar oss norrut och i dag går det att ta tåget hela vägen till Lapplands, Jämtlands och Vemdalens skidorter. DN:s Hans Arbman gick igenom alla tågmöjligheter och tog sedan med familjen till Björkliden. Här nedan kan du själv söka efter tågavgångar.

So, I’ve been doing my research. Because there are so many prefectures and so many famous foods, I’m going to be breaking this article up into two parts. One for North, East, and Central prefectures of Japan, and one for West and South prefectures of Japan. At the end of the second part, we’ll also include a printout that has a map with numbers on all the prefectures corresponding to a list down below it. That way you can print this out, take it with you, and go on a rompy food excursion in Japan.

Each prefecture will be given 3 famous foods with the exception of a few (like Hokkaido, which is really, really big and tasty). While there are many other famous foods in every single prefecture, these are the ones that seemed to be the most famous.

What does the first cup of coffee of the day mean to you? For us, It's more than a cup. It's an experience and a 2000 year old handcraft. From our ethiopian ancestors we've learned to drink the very best coffee. The coffee beans are roasted over an open flame before the coffee is served in traditional ethiopian clay pots.

The first cup of coffee of the day is named "Auel".

Välkommen till en fullspäckad dag för hela familjen. Här väntar bl.a. piratkonserten ”Kapten Skam på torra land” med Blåsarsymfonikerna och Bröxkapellet, cirkusworkshop, filmvisning, animationsverkstad, slöjdklubb, musik- och dansföreställningar, instrumentprovning och en träff med en arkeolog.

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