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.

My happy M enjoying the exhibit.


Look! Filipino Nathaniel Barrera’s entry to the Gundam OPEN COURSE model making is on display too!


The Champion is Malaysia’s Andy Wong with his model “Invaders Found. “

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.

For 2,700 yen (or about Php900) visitors can get their pictures taken inside the cockpit of the Gundam bust.


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



I’ve always wondered how it would feel like to be in the presence of a Japanese fighter robot — well now I do! Go to the second level and right outside the door is this sky high Gundam Robot!

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.  🙂

Well, how lucky can we get???!!!Gundam is located in a mall carrying some of my favorite brands!

Until my next post,
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  1. Cool! My children, though mostly grown up, are still into anime and robots. They would enjoy this place so much! I still line Voltes V and Mazingerzi! Ha ha ha!

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