Many people who’ve gone on trips to Tokyo, Japan would know that the iconic Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku is one of the many things that are a must to experience at least once in your life.
Sadly, due to travel restrictions, Tokyo has seen a significant drop in tourists which has affected many businesses across the prefecture and the country. And it seems that the Robot Restaurant is among those businesses that could no longer stay afloat amid the ongoing pandemic.
Netizens have been posting online about certain photos taken at the site of the restaurant which shows workers taking down its huge signage with a small crane. Locals were left wondering if it signified the end of the beloved establishment.
Robot Restaurant hasn’t made any announcement regarding its possible closure, either. Its last update on its official Twitter account that said it will only be temporarily closing was posted over a year ago in April 2020.
— 【みっちゃん】歌舞伎町の案内人 in MAN-ZOKU (@3693000World) April 14, 2021
— 【みっちゃん】歌舞伎町の案内人 in MAN-ZOKU (@3693000World) April 16, 2021
We are temporarily closing the Robot Restaurant out of consideration for the health and safety of our dear guests for the time being.
— ROBOT RESTAURANT™ (@robotrestaurant) April 19, 2020
Shinjuku’s Robot Restaurant is one of the busiest and most visited establishments in the city because of its amazing and bizarre electronic shows. Every night, diners are treated to neon lights, loud music, cool robots, and adrenaline-filled performances that are meant to both overwhelm and entertain. Many people who’ve watched a show will either warn you about its craziness or gush over the unforgettable experience.
Only time will tell if Robot Restaurant will return to delight people once again.
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