I spent 2 weeks in Japan in March. I had a rail pass and travelled between Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and Huis Ten Bosch (near Nagasaki).
It had been 3 years since I’d been to Japan – the longest I’d been away since I lived there. I visited friends along with trying out some new places that had opened recently.
In Tokyo I stayed for a night at a bookshop hotel where you could sleep on the bookshelves (a bit like staying at a capsule hotel).
I also spent a night at the Hotel Gracery in Shinjuku, which has a giant Godzilla head on the 8th floor. They also have a Godzilla room, which I booked a couple of months in advance.
The dinosaurs can get quite upset if you don’t have a reservation.
The robot hotel is next to Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch-themed theme park.
Wandering past windmills in Japan while speaker blare out Hotel California and nearby there is a Venetian masquerade dance party going on in Amsterdam Square can cause a weird sense of dislocation.
The shops are filled with authentic Dutch products.
You need to watch out for prickles in the tip though.