I don’t know a lot about the Gundam universe, but I enjoy photographing its RX-0 Unicorn statue in Odaiba. This giant battlesuit is one of Tokyo’s most famous tourist attractions. It has become a Mecca for lovers of the giant robot genre. In photos, this thing looks fantastic!
As the statue is full-sized, it is enormous. It is 19.7 meters in height. Any person standing next to it looks tiny. And not only is it tall, but it is also incredibly detailed. You can see the individual parts, and maintenance instructions cover it. The Earth Federation used the Unicorn in its war with the Principality of Zeon.
This mobile suit even has two modes. One is the Unicorn (of course!) which has a horn on its head. The other is the Destroyer when open reveals hidden light panels. They change several times a day. It is a lot of fun.
For these photographs, I used two lenses. One was the Fujifilm XF 100-400 and the other was the 16-55 mm lenses. Using them, I was able to zoom in on details and capture the whole model.
Where is RX-0 Unicorn statue in Tokyo?
It is behind the Diver City shopping mall in Odaiba. Take the Yurikamome Line to either Daiba or Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Stations. Then it will be a short walk to the Unicorn. Here is a map:
Other photo spots near the Gundam RX-0 Unicorn Statue
If you want some fantastic Tokyo pics, the Unicorn mobile suit is a great place to go. You should put it on your list of places to visit in the city. For those of you with questions or comments, please leave them below.
Please remember one thing! There used to be a Gundam cafe next to the Unicorn. That is no longer there as it closed in early 2022.