If you follow other Japan blogs you’ll be only too aware that there is a life-size Gundam in Odaiba. It’s part of a ‘Green Festival’ in a lovely little park on one of the manmade islands down there. A green park that is now packed with people – and somewhat brown.
One way to see Gundam that enables you to avoid the crowds is to join your friends on a birthday boat trip organised by and in celebration of Stu.
That way, you get to eat, drink, be merry, and see a side of Gundam that most people will only be able to take in up close.
Incidentally, taking a boat trip around Tokyo Bay is a lovely way to spend a summer evening, and I thoroughly recommend it. The boat we went on was a very special one, taking us wherever we wanted – and even allowing the birthday boy to spin us around in circles! You can hire a boat for 70,000 yen. Thank you Stu for a wonderful time!
Here’s some photos and videos, in a special order designed to stimulate your mind.
Video: Gundam from the boat
and for Gundam freaks, here he is up close… (for the best photos, see these taken by Shibuya246)