I visited Oedo Onsen in January, 2016
Going to an Onsen (hot spring) is certainly one of the Japanese experiences you must try. Relaxing in the very hot water can be really nice, but for me it has mostly been a quick experience. Sitting around in hot water for an hour or so isn’t really my thing. I get bored, I leave. It can be nice for ten, fifteen minutes, but that’s it. Oedo Onsen was quite a different experience.
I visited Odaiba both in October, 2012 and January, 2016
We had arrived by train back in 2012, taking the fully automated, driverless train across the Rainbow Bridge, gotten off near Sega Joypolis.
Odaiba, with a rare beach in Tokyo
I took a boat ride with Tokyo Cruise in January, 2015
The boat almost looked like something out of a science fiction movie. Long, sleek, all courners rounded. Most of it covered by large glass panels, perfect for taking in the view. I was boarding the boat in Asakusa, it would take me to Odaiba, a little over an hour’s ride. As the boat arrived, people got out, then the gate opened for us.