You've probably seen a few photos of Lalaport in the A Week in Tokyo series and those who keep tabs on my Twitter or Facebook will have seen me live broadcasting from my iPhone at Lalaport too.
Have been meaning to make a separate post on Lalaport but never quite got round to it until today. A Lalaport commercial below to get you into the mood before we continue.
Lalaport is a chain of shopping and leisure complexes dotted around Tokyo which is filled to the brim with restaurants and shops. The one that we often go to is the one in Toyosu which you can get to by getting off at Toyosu station on the Yurikamome or Yurakucho line. All photos in this post taken at the Toyosu Lalaport.
Folks who live in Japan may want to get an Edy card - an electronic form of payment - but if you get an Edy card coupled with a mileage card - you earn air miles as you spend. Lalaport has a few Edy card chargers dotted around the place.
Teppan Yaki is where they cook food for you on a hot plate in front of you - just like the Japanese restaurant Benihana where I used to work at many moons ago.
Tokyu Hands is a part of Japanese life - one goes there to pick up life accessories. They also got a load of materials needed to make stuff - woods, plastics, metals and wot not - my stormtrooper armor is made up from many many visits to Tokyu Hands.
Before I continue and before I forget, I'll be uploading large versions of all photo posts to my Google Plus account. The photos for this post is in this album. Unfortunately Google resizes these down to 1920px wide but still should be big enough for you to use as wallpaper.
What you need to do is click on a photo and click here to download the photo.
They say that the population of kids in Japan is on the decrease - but that would not be apparent if you visited Lalaport - kids everywhere!
Most of the kids are at Lalaport to enjoy Kidzania - a place where kids can go to experience what its like to be a firefighter or work in a car factory.