Odaiba (お台場) is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. This is generally known as a date spot. You can either take a driverless train which goes over rainbow bridge, or you can take a boat from Asakusa. Both are pretty nifty. Personally, I’d take one there and the other one back.
The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (新宿御苑) in Tokyo, Japan is massive with a circumference of 3.5 km. We spent hours walking around and viewing the garden’s three distinct styles: French Formal, English Landscape, and Japanese traditional. What a place to run in the grass and get lost!
Our Airbnb host in Osaka helped us buy tickets to a Hanshin Tigers baseball game. They are rumored to have the best fans in the world, so I was really excited to go check it out. Just like fans and baseball games in Korea are different, Japan felt very foreign compared to baseball games I’ve been to in the U.S.
The Cafe la siesta 8bit bar is a hole-in-the-wall dive bar in Kyoto that has a bunch of old-school games you can play. It’s really small, but the decor is fun and we had so much fun just nerding out by ourselves in the bar.