TDR Restaurant Review: Restaurant Hokusai at Tokyo Disneyland

Restaurant Hokusai is one of six table service restaurants at Tokyo Disneyland. For a long time we hadn’t bothered trying Hokusai because the idea of eating at a Japanese themed restaurant in, well, Japan, didn’t really excite us. When we finally gave it a shot, we found that it’s one of the best restaurants at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Venus Fort: Tokyo’s quirkiest shopping centre

The man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay is a great place for shopping. It has several large shopping centres which all offer something unique. Venus Fort, with its artificial sky and Venetian themed interior, is Odaiba’s most unusual shopping centre, and one of Japan’s quirkiest malls.

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Aqua City Odaiba Shrine: on top of a building in Tokyo

If there’s anywhere in the world where you’ll find a shrine on top of a large building, it’s Japan. Aqua City Odaiba Shrine creates a great juxtaposition between traditional and modern Japan, and has spectacular views of the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo Bay.

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Daiba Itchome Shotengai: the Japanese retro-kitsch theme park

Daiba Itchome Shōtengai (台場一丁, also known as Odaiba 1-Chome Shotengai) is a small retro-styled theme park in the Decks Tokyo Beach Odaiba shopping centre. This is where you can get your dose of 1950s Japanese retro-kitsch in the form of lollies, arcade games and more. We recently paid a visit to Daiba Itchome Shōtengai where we felt like kids in a (retro) candy store.

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