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IN A FEW WORDS

Urban entertainment in Tokyo's futuristic & artificial shore

DESCRIPTION

Odaiba is the name given to a large artificial island located in Tokyo Bay. It was originally constructed in 1853, towards the end of the Edo era, as a waterfront fortress to protect the capital against possible enemy attacks by sea, but became largely developed and expanded during the 20th century as an urban project. Nowadays Odaiba is a major commercial, residential and leisure area featuring a unique futuristic style architecture.

Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge is a 798 meter long suspension bridge which connects central Tokyo to the artifficial island of Odaiba. It was built from 1987 to 1993 and has become a major symbol of the city. The two story bridge can be crossed by car, train or on foot and offers great views of the inner Tokyo harbor, the Tokyo bay and even Mount Fuji on a clear day. It is decorated by 444 lights which change in color according to the season, making it a favourite view at nights.

Fiji TV Headquarters

Free 10:00 - 18:00

The Headquartes of Fuji TV, one of Japan's most important private TV stations, is a unique and iconic building designed by the famous architect Kenzo Tange, which has become a landmark of Odaiba. It features several attractions open to the public, such as expositions about popular TV shows or character goods shops, and a spherical-shaped observatory with impressive views of Tokyo Bay, which can be accessed at a cost of 500 Yen.

Oedo Onsen Monogatari

2827¥ 11:00 - 8:00

Oedo Onsen Monogatari (roughly meaning "The Onsen Story of Oedo") is a large artificial hot spring complex opened in 2003, which reproduces the atmosphere of the Edo Period (feudal Japan). It features a vast array of indoor and outdoor hot spring baths (all of which are gender separated), therapeutic massage services, restaurants, bars, folklore performances and traditional style games and attractions.

Upon entering costumers are requested to dress in a traditional yukata (casual kimono) of their choice and are given a wristband to make all the payments, which are charged at the exit. Overnight stays at the complex are also possible.

Palette Town

Free 11:00 - 21:00

Palette Town is a huge shopping and theme park complex. Since its opening in 1999 it has become a landmark in Tokyo thanks to its Daikanransha, a giant Ferris wheel which is one of the largest of the world with a height of 115 meters. The complex is formed by Venus Fort, a shopping mall decorated in a classic European style, Mega Web, a Toyota showroom with test driving cars, and Leisureland, an entertainment complex featuring arcade video games, karaoke rooms and sports games.

Odaiba Shopping Malls

Free 11:00 - 21:00

There are several huge shopping mall centers in Odaiba: Decks Tokyo Beach, with more than 130 shops and restaurants and a Sega entertainment center, Aqua City Odaiba, which contains several stores, restaurants and a unique Ramen food theme park which offers flavors from all around Japan, and Diver City Tokyo Plaza, which features a massive robot statue from the Gundam anime series as its main attraction, as well as a theme park based on the popular series.

HOW TO GET THERE

Daiba Station
Yurikamome Line

Tokyo Teleport Station
Rinkai Line

aroundMOVE AROUND

Odaiba can be reached from the Tokyo metropolitan area via the Yurikamome Line and Rinkai Line. The Yurikamome is an elevated line which runs from Shimbashi Station on the JR Yamanote Line and offers spectacular views as it crosses the Rainbow bridge. The Rinkai Line, on the other hand, is a subway line which connects with several JR Lines stations.

Odaiba can be easily explored on foot from either Daiba station on the Yurikamome Line or Tokyo Teleport station on the Rinai Line.

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