Life-Size Gundam Statue in Tokyo

Life-Size Gundam Statue in Tokyo

Hello world, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. It is a continuation of my memories with Gundam statues. So after the exhibition in Shizuoka City, Gundam moved back to Tokyo. After years, we had a chance to visit life-size Gundam statue in Tokyo.

[Ended] Life-Size Gundam Statue in Shizuoka City

Life-Size Gundam Statue in Tokyo

So the Gundam stands here in Diver City, Odaiba, Tokyo, together with its Gundam cafe and the store. Diver City comes from this Odaiba area. You know, Odaiba….Diver……what a joke. Although it was my second time to see him, he looked awesome as ever! Unlikely the day in Shizuoka the weather was perfect, so I was able to take great photos this time. Hehe. With the building behind you can see how tall he is now.

Life-Size Gundam Statue in Tokyo

Access

1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku. Tokyo

Admission

FREE (Gundam Front Tokyo beside this statue takes entrance fee though)

 

So Long Gundam

Unfortunately, this coming March 5, 2017 will be the last day for the life-size Gundam in Tokyo. I don’t know if this will move to somewhere else again but as of January 2017, I don’t hear any update about it. The Gundam store beside it will also close on the April 5th.

Cheer up guys. There will be still Gundam Z in Okayama! Check this post below and take a RIDE.

Annual Gundam Ride in Okayama

 

[UPDATED on April 30, 2017]

The Gundam Base Tokyo will newly open in summer, 2017 (at the same place) which focuses on more selling Gunpla. Moreover, there will be a new Gundam statue in Autumn!

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It’s definitely been as symbolic as other landmarks for years. Making something like this out of animation for real is a totally crazy but amazing idea, don’t you think? I hope it will be back someday somewhere. If you are in the Kanto region, you gotta go see it before it’s gone! Don’t miss this chance!

See you around!

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[Ended] Life-Size Gundam Statue in Shizuoka City

Life-Size Gundam Statue in Shizuoka

Hi there. it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. You know what Gundam is? It is a popular Japanese animation series since the late 70s. To be frank I have never watched any (Mrs. Wada: I did! I did!) but when the LIFE-SIZE Gundam was made for real, I was super excited. This is a trip I took to see Gundam Statue in Shizuoka City back in 2010 (this event ended in 2011).

Life-Size Gundam Statue in Shizuoka city

First Contact

After getting off the train I could see already the Gundam over there. Without tall buildings, it does stand out and looks even more outstanding, don’t you think? It’s so surreal (kinda pictured that Godzilla would appear like that also).

Life-Size Gundam Statue in Shizuoka

Hmm, I lost my word and was stunned to confront it for the first time. Heard that we would’ve seen the Mt. Fuji behind it if the weather was good (unfortunately it wasn’t so clear).

Life-Size Gundam Statue in Shizuoka

 

History of Gundam

It was a part of 30th anniversary of Gunpla (Gundam plastic model). There’s a room that showcase the history of Gundam. See how Gundam had changed over time.

Life-Size Gundam Statue in Shizuoka

Mrs. Wada and I grabbed some food at Gundam Cafe (looked the same as the one in Tokyo).

Life-Size Gundam Statue in Shizuoka

Gundam in Okayama

You know what? There is also life-size Gundam in Okayama which you can even ride! Check below for details.

Annual Gundam Ride in Okayama

Lastly

How do you find it? The Gundam statue had moved back to Tokyo after this exhibition in Shizuoka City. I will feature it in the next post.

See you around!