If you are into anime or robots, you definitely must have heard of Gundam. Standing for”Genetic on Universal Neutraly Different Alloy-nium Mobile suit”, Gundam is a media franchise based on military fiction. It was developed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise and involves enormous mecha, or giant robots.
A life-sized moving Gundam was just a pipe dream for series fans, but today, in Yokohama, you can see the enormous 18-metre-tall robot for yourself, all credit to the wonders of engineering. It is not going to be there forever, and that has been common knowledge. However, the good news is that its life has been extended.
Gundam Is An Engineering Marvel In Tokyo
The Gundam Factory Yokohama has stores, displays, interactive experiences, and a café inspired by the original series. It was opened to the public on December 19, 2020. At the academy, you can learn about the structure and design of robots, or you can participate in Softbank’s Gundam Pilot View 5G experience to see the world from the robot’s cockpit as it moves.
One of the most astounding sights you have yet to witness is the 18-metre-tall Gundam. The enormous robot is a modern engineering marvel and the fulfilment of the dreams of many mecha aficionados. It has flashing LED lights and the capacity to emerge from the surrounding Gundam Dock. Although the stunning robot was finally debuted in December 2020, the development on the project started in 2014.
Visit The Magnificence While You Still Can
The life-size Gundam is just temporary, which means that it will only be operational for a limited period of time. The Gundam Factory Yokohama’s operating window has been recently extended, which is a boon for all those who thought they missed it.
The 18-metre-tall Gundam will serve as a treat for the eyes until March 31, 2024. Its original deadline was the end of March 2023. The one-year extension would undoubtedly appease Gundam fans who missed the magnificent sight of this enormous 60-foot marvel.
Tickets for visits up until March 15, 2023, are currently available for ¥1,650 (₹1016.43) per adult and ¥1,100 (₹677.62) per child. On March 31, at 10 a.m. (JST), tickets from March 16, 2023, to March 31, 2024, will go on sale online. So wait no more and get your tickets right away!
Where: Yamashita Pier in Yokohama, Japan
When: 10 am – 8 pm
Cost: ¥1,650 (₹1016.43)/Adult and ¥1,100 (₹677.62)/Child
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