If you are looking for an interesting place for some entertainment, "Tsukuba You World" is well worth a visit. This huge complex contains 8 Cineplex movie theaters, a bowling alley, a batting range, a climbing gym, numerous electronic games and a large "onsen" style bath with massage and other frills available. There is plenty of parking, and so you don't have to worry about having trouble finding a place.
Batting and bowlingEdit
Spole Bowl has 24 lanes and the full range of rental equipment necessary for bowling. There is also a Spole Dome, which is a baseball batting range where a video screen shows some of pro baseball's Tokyo Giants' pitchers throwing a ball, and coordinated with that, a real ball come flying out of a hole across the plate for you to swing at. It is located outside, and thus is unheated. So, it can be a bit cold for that in the winter.
Speaking of cold, you can warm yourself up in the various spas that are available on the second floor. These include the typical Japanese style onsen baths where you are in the "buff" (men and women are separated, of course), and also a separate zone for mixed bathing in bathing suits. This section even includes a pool designed to imitate the "Dead Sea", so that you can float high up in the water.
The "regular" baths are divided into two theme sections. One takes you through Japanese history, and the other simulates ancient Rome. On the first and 16th of each month, the men's and women's sections are reversed so that you can experience both of them (thought not on the same day). The regular admission is Y1800 (Y900 for children 4 years old to grade 6), and booklets discount tickets are also available if you go frequently. As it is open 24 hours a day, if you are a night owl, you can get in for Y1000 between 1 and 5 am. There is also a weekly "ladies day" on Wednesdays for Y1000, and to be fair, they also have a "men's day" on Thursdays for the same Y1000 (but they don't do that for the movies!).
Also BE CAREFUL, if you enter before 1 am and stay after 1am they make you pay 1800 yen plus 1000 of the night fee (that is ALMOST 3000 YEN and they don't care to explain that when you enter the place, a little bit of a rip off).