Our final meal in Tokyo did not compare favourably to the culinary highlights we’d experienced there. We wanted a quick bite before we got on the Shinkansen to Nagoya, so we headed to MOS Burger. Holly’s choice of a Yakiniku Rice Burger turned out to not be a burger containing rice, but a burger made of rice. It fell apart as soon as she attempted to pick it up – who’d have thought rice wasn’t a suitable substitute for bread rolls?
So we’re now in Nagoya where I was looking forward to checking out the Robot Museum – home to a gallery of robot related art, a robot showcase and a shop selling robots, robot spare parts, and robot paraphernalia. However upon trying to find some further information about the museum I discovered that it closed two years ago. I’m now trying to come to terms with having spent three weeks in Japan without seeing a single functioning robot. I was pretty impressed with a vertical parking lot I saw this morning – from what I could see the cars each had their own platform, and the attendant rotated it around until the right car was at ground level. Still, it’d have been much better if a robot then drove the car out.