The Tokyo Big Egg. A host to heated baseball games and live concerts and performances, Tokyo Dome City is Tokyo’s entertainment and sporting arena as it houses the world’s largest roofed baseball stadium and is surrounded with other renown sporting establishments and an amusement park.
This sporting ground boasts not only of heart-stopping games, it also offers mouthwatering treats to sporting enthusiasts, locals and tourists. Enjoy a game of baseball with a bento created by no less than the athletes and the coach of the Yomiuri Giants. Also offered in the stadium are classic Japanese meals and hotdogs.
Aside from baseball, one can experience a fun adventure and adrenalin rush at the fastest and tallest roller coaster in Tokyo, the Thunder Dolphin. The Thunder Dolphin’s intricate course, combines several falls and curves and even circles around the world’s center-less Ferris wheel in the world, the Big O. And after all the thrilling rides, one can cool down in the restaurants and food joints within the Big Egg. Savor an authentic yakiniku experience while relishing your heart pounding ride at Jojoen. Meanwhile, if its sashimi and fresh seafood that you crave then Shunpu Banri would be your best bet. Meals are around ¥2000 but indeed worth the price tag. For those wanting some affordable but tasty udon and tempura, strut your way to Marugame Seimen at the Tokyo Dome City food court. For ¥400, you can now slurp pipping hot udon. Moomin-themed meals and goodies, anyone? Then the cutesy and homey Moomin Bakery & Café, will not only unleash the kid in you but will also fill your hungry tummies with their menu offerings.
For a taste of Kyoto in Tokyo, Yugyoan Tankuma Kitamise, serves sushi, teppanyaki, and tempura, Kyoto style. Meal prices range from ¥2,300 for breakfast all the way up to ¥10,000 for a kaiseki set meal during dinner. The restaurant also features a tea ceremony room. Beef lovers unite at Gyubei Souan, which serves exquisite Yamagata Beef in choice cuts. Each dish of this sink in your teeth goodness is sure to give you a beefy meal to remember. A meal of six assorted cuts of Yamagata beef would cost you ¥6,900 all the way up to ¥9,500 per serving of this delectable dish.
Meanwhile, savor some crunchy yet juicy katsu Katsukichi. This 50-year-old restaurant, located in front of Tokyo Dome has captured the hearts of baseball fans and tourists alike with its crispy fried pork cutlet deep fried to perfection. Topping the list of their must-try food is the Ro set, which comes with pork cutlet and fried oysters served with miso soup and rice.
Cap off a night of baseball or quench your thirst with a cold beer from Yebisu Bar. The bar serves an array of brews and cocktails to choose from. You can also select some chows from their various Yebisu set meals and appetizers.
The Tokyo Dome, with its notable engineering, is indeed a great representation of Japan’s love for baseball. This complex is a sanctuary for sports lovers and thrill seekers alike. Indeed, a trip to Tokyo Dome will not only satisfy your craving for some adrenalin rush it would also replenish your energy with its tasty food offerings.
Aleli is a wanderlust whose main itinerary is to culture soak in the places that she sets foot on, sinking her teeth in the gustatory offerings that the place has to offer and knowing the story behind it. Food for her is a marriage of the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the rich history of every city she explores and uses the pen as her tool to share to the world each unique experience she unravels.