Perhaps in Tokyo it's not quite as alarming to see a flatbed truck with two gigantic robotic women driving through traffic - but as the vehicle wound its way through Shinjuku yesterday, it was advertising a very special restaurant.
The 'Robot Restaurant' offers 'cabaret dances' from giant robots - looking like plastic women, but with robotic lower halves.
The £83 million restaurant will let customers operate the 'fem-bots' - but staff will also 'steer' the performers as they dance for visitors.
Are you man enough? The giant metal robot stares at a customer of the robot bar
A new restaurant, advertising that it cost 10 billion yen (130 million) to open; where robots operated by real women dressed in military and other outfits, perform 'cabaret' dances for its customers, opened in the Kabukicho area, Shinjuku in Tokyo.
Dare you enter? The robot bar's door hints at the metal delights contained within
Metal Goddess: A truck advertising the robot restaurant drives through Tokyo
The fem-bots: Customers are dwarfed by the giant robots in the Robot Restaurants
Rise of the machines: The £9 million restaurant is themed entirely around robots
Metal machine madness: The robot restaurant is run by real women dressed in military clothes
Tempted? The robots in the restaurant are controlled by women