Some things that look awesome so far:
- Ryokan - a Japanese Inn, often with a hot-spring bath, sliding doors, etc! Sounds SO COOL.
- Shinkansen - high speed train network
- Toyko Disneyland's new ride: "Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek!" - you know why I'm excited about this
- Studio Ghibli - the creators of Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and more