"The Robot City besides Tokyo!" Mito by joiwatani

Mito Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 103 photos

Experience the future:2050!

I am so glad I visited Mito City! It's not a well-publicized city in all tourists magazines or travel magazines but there are amazing places to see in Mito!

Take for example the Mito Tower! The Japanese built this Tower from metals that's just enough space for a mini elevator that goes up to the tower! Four people are cramped to get in the elevator!

Then visit the robot museum where you experience how Japan will look like in 2050! It's amazing! Experience shopping in 2050 at a jewelry store. Robots will follow you to display their necklaces and bracelets.

Also, you will find how airplanes will look like in 2050 and how trains would look like in the future.

Mito City is very different. It has different stuff to offer to travellers...

The Robotics

I said "Hello!" and the robots said "Hello!" That's true! There are robots at the Mito Art Museum where they can repeat what you say!

The robots are fantastics! They can serve as mannequins to sell dresses and jewelries! In the future, models will no longer be used but instead robots to sell clothes and jewelries!

Unfortunately, because of strict rules and regulations, I can't take photos except at the front of the museum...There are copyrights involved!

The Mito Tower

The Mito Tower is definitely remarkable. There is actually an elevator inside where it takes you up to see the sight of Mito City. Because of the size of the elevator, we squeezed ourselves in! It can only accommodate 4 people at a time...

The building to get inside the Mito Tower is absolutely futuristic, too! The inside of the building looks like a piano organ. I have some pictures and scroll them down later!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good to see the future of trains, airplanes and robots!
  • Cons:It is kind of pricy to get in and can't take photographs!
  • In a nutshell:Mito City is definitely a must see if you are a robotic engineer!
  • Last visit to Mito: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • taigaa001's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    When I think of Mito it is the image of beautiful garden. But never imagined as a robotic town. Thanks for sharing nice introduction to Mito.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    The tower looks like it was made of folded computer paper -- maybe that's where they got the idea. The robots seem a bit spooky, but very interesting! Thanks for showing us this unusual place.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    What an interesting place. Thanks for sharing with us ;-)

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    It's so high-tech here in Mito - talking robots --- that's my thing, Norman :)

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2009 at 2:42 AM

    looks like a truely unique place to visit. good page.

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Almost everything in the Robotic Mito City is futuristic except of course the elevator. I cannot imagine an elevator in the year 2050 that accommodates one person instead of 100 that is operated by the robots.

  • kaloz's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Was the pipe organ played by robots? Bach, or something else. Interesting page.


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