It was the last day of the DMM Planets attraction out in Odaiba today, but if you missed your chance to roll up your pants & wade around in a cloud-like sea of flowers and goldfish with a kerbillion and a half other people, here’s what it was like:
My favorite part of the thing, though, was the Crystal Universe room – the completely mirrored walls, floor & ceiling reflected a Very Big Number of beaded LED strings that were meticulously programmed to surround you with waves of color and light, sometimes breaking into starry showers…
This’ll give you a better idea:
And finally, there was the room where surreal flower petals from outer space whizzed by all around.
Note: f I hadn’t been in Tokyo this summer, I’d probably be really really wishing I’d hadn’t missed this BUT let me assuage your teeth gnashing slightly: The lines to get in were so long (we’re talking peak summer Disneyland long) that they were doing a brisk business selling “priority” tickets which allowed people to cut the line for ¥1500 a pop ON TOP OF the ¥2000 entry fee. I didn’t have to deal with lines or hella expensive extra tix because I serendipitously went during a RAGING TYPHOON. (Which also means that all these pictures were taken on a super uncrowded day. Yeah. You can imagine.)
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!