Before I went to the Oedo Onsen, I popped into Yoyogi Park to check out the sites. It was rainy, cold, and miserable, but with more cherry blossoms. The crowds were only a quarter of what they were last year at this same time.
Here’s my day:
I must have hit some kind of search trend in you tube because this video has had over 90 views in less than four hours which is a record for my channel and it’s still getting a lot.
I tried something different in the video style. I used film style common among Japanese film makers where you transition between noisy and calm cuts. It works pretty good.
What do you think?
Next time someone asks me what’s a good place to visit in Tokyo, I’m answering, “Oedo Onsen in Odaiba!”
Usually, I dislike places too commercialized and catered to tourists, but not so with this place. They get it right, combining a fun, relaxing, and exciting atmosphere in the perfect get-away-combo.
(Sorry about the bad angles of some of these photos. My camera was running low on power so I had to take quick shots.)
It’s like the Disney Land of Hot Springs, and unfortunately it does include large crowds.
We stood here waiting for over 30 minutes to get in. The lines went out the door. Apparently, we arrived at right before 6pm and the prices go on discount so everyone was waiting for that. One downside about this place is they are not very good at crowd control. Continue reading