Thursday, 15 October 2015

Odaiba and Oktoberfest [9th Oct]

Last Friday we headed for Odaiba in Tokyo for Miraikan Museum and Odaiba Oktoberfest. Miraikan had a special Pokemon exhibition some people wanted to see, but the weather was really nice so I wanted to stay outside. I might go back there some day to see ASIMO, a humanoid robot, which can walk, run, climb stairs, kick a ball etc. while standing on two feet. I think that's really impressing even though I don't know much about robotics. Here's one video about ASIMO.

Oktoberfest was not quite as lively as the real Oktoberfest in Munich and a bit expensive as well as they had German beers, so some of us opted for buying beers from the shopping mall and drinking them outside the Oktoberfest area. So I actually walked and hanged out more outside the area than inside. 

We left the Oktoberfest when it ended at 10 pm and took the Yurikamome monorail to Shimbashi station. What is so special about that monorail? It doesn't have a driver. See here for a video (not taken by me): daytime , night. These videos take the train to different directions so don't mind that.

Arrived to the Tokyo Teleport Station (by train...)

Ferris wheel of Odaiba

Some "futuristic" architecture

Oktoberfest at 4pm. People hadn't gotten here from work or school yet.

Huge Gundam mecha (=giant robot controlled by human inside). And no, I don't honestly know anything about the Gundam series.

Our drinks and sweets outside the area. The three similar ones are "autumn special beers".

Enjoying those with Conrad (Belgium) and Thomas while watching a limited view sunset.
Vulcanus crew at the Oktoberfest. (The photo was horrible with the colors so I turned it to black and white instead :D)

Inside the tent.
Come on, it's not Christmas yet!
Looking more bad-ass during the night.

Odaiba seafront view at night

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