What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?
To be honest, we haven't finished exploring the things that are readily described in guide books. One lesser known place we've been is Onjuku, which is on the west coast of Japan. It is a tiny coastal village with a Hawaiian and Spanish flavor, with lots of activities in the summer. - Mar 2018
Endless possibilities; it really depends on your interests. - Feb 2014
You name it, Tokyo's got it: baseball games, theme parks, Disney, beaches, mountains, zoos, festivals, food, spas, and the list goes on... - Apr 2013
visit temples, shopping, eating out, karaoke - Jan 2011
if you like big cities, then EVERYTHING. This city is 24/7 and pretty much anything you want to do can be found here. - Oct 2008
There are tons of beautiful shrines and temples with beautiful gardens, interesting cultural activities (sumo, festivals, markets), and visits to Mount Fuji, Nikko, and Kyoto. - Jan 2008