Hello and welcome to Odaiba!
Odaiba is a manmade island located within the Tokyo Bay, initially built for defensive purposes 160 years ago!
Odaiba is famous for being the setting/basis for Digimon, among other things!
Here is Palette Town, a huge shopping plaza, alongside the Daikanransha (the ferris wheel), which is technically a part of Palette Town itself.
Today I’m covering our visit to the Capcom Bar in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
The aptly named bar is themed with all sorts of Capcom games, such as the Phoenix Wright series, Sengoku Basara, Street Fighter and Resident Evil.
I’m not the biggest gamer, and whilst I’ve dabbled in a few of these, I wouldn’t say I were a fan of any and so a lot of the charm was lost on me. It was an interesting restaurant/bar to visit anyway!
I don’t have many pictures of this as the lighting was not great, plus it was rather cramped, so it wasn’t easy to get up and move around for photographs.
Today I will be covering one of Tokyo’s most iconic and most visited sites – Tokyo Tower! Tokyo Tower is located in Minato, Tokyo.
As you can see, it is very obviously inspired by the Eiffel Tower, in fact, it’s taller than it’s French sister! Tokyo Tower is the second tallest structure in Japan, being only surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree (which will be covered at a much later date, I visited Osaka and Hiroshima before the Skytree!).
So two weeks ago I graduated from university. I’m extremely pleased to be able to say I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first in law with accounting and finance.
I didn’t put too much weight on choosing a university, and pretty much just chose one that was close to home. I’m very lucky that this paid off, it could have been a terrible mistake, but I realised just how much I love Liverpool, even if I was pretty familiar with it beforehand, and I found a solid group of brilliant people I’m proud to call friends.
It’s funny, I felt like I knew Liverpool before I lived there, but it turns out I really didn’t. Even after two years of living there, I don’t know if I can say I truly know it- new places pop up all the time, and there’s just so much to do that it’s impossible to do it all, but I think I make a pretty damn good effort.
Anyway, because I’m a narcissistic piece of trash, here’s a snapchat of the suit I wore to graduation. I love this suit more than anything, even more so because I got it on sale. It’s actually a three piece but I have only worn it as a three piece once!
Today we’re covering ARTNIA cafe, located in Shinjuku, specifically Shinjuku Eastside Square.
ARTNIA is the official store of Square Enix, famous for games such as Dragon Quest, Bravely Default and of course, the Final Fantasy series.
As a failure in life, I’ve never played any of these, apart from Final Fantasy Dissidia, and demos of others. I know the characters, but that’s about it! Whereas Fae is a very big FF fan, so we went for breakfast one day!
Even though I don’t really know about anything with regards to Square Enix, I had a great time at the cafe anyway, good food, good drinks and good decor! There’s nothing to complain about!
I believe we went to Shinjuku Sanchome station, but I can’t say for certain. If that is the case, this is what you’re faced with as you leave the station! You’re in Shinjuku Eastside Square immediately.
ARTNIA is a short walk from here, we got a little bit lost, as it’s not directly in this shopping plaza, but it isn’t far.