Odaiba(お台場), Tokyo

Odaiba is an artificial island of Tokyo Bay. It is one of the most important tourist locations in Japan.The small island has many attractions within it. The best time to visit here is during late spring, Summer and early Autumn.

  1. Yurikamome line: From the Diaba station, there is a special train service known as Yurikamome which is an automated, elevated train with rubber tyres. With a one day ticket, visitors can make as many rides within the island. The beautiful beach is a perfect location for enjoying the hot weather.

    Yurikamome
  2. Statue of Liberty: There is a small replica of the statue of Liberty on the beachside.
  3. Fuji Tv building: Opposite to the statue is the Fuji TV building which is the headquarters of Fuji Television.Fuji TV is one among the Japan’s most popular private TV stations. Exhibits on popular programs will be conducted here at certain times. Visitors could buy Fuji TV goods at the souvenir shop here.The observatory deck housed in the sphere shaped part of the building gives a nice view of the Odaiba island and its various attractions.

    Fuji TV building and Aqua city
  4. Aquacity: Aquacity is another big building situated near the Fuji Tv building which is a shopping mall with various stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and a 13 screen cinema complex. The island is decorated with seasonal flowers and some statues at various parts.
  5. DiverCity shopping plaza: A giant full-size Gundam statue which was built in 2012 is another attraction of the island. It is part of the DiverCity shopping complex.
  6. Rainbow bridge: The beautiful rainbow bridge and architectural appearance of the various buildings of Odaiba area ll its unique attractions.

    Rainbow bridge
  7. Miraikan: This is the national Science museum for exhibiting new innovations.
  8. Palette town: Palette town consists of Toyota mega web, Venus fort, Ferris wheel, Tokyo leisure land etc.
    1. Venus Fort: It is a shopping complex with a replica of old European model street houses, stores, vehicles etc. A beautiful fountain with marble statues is located at the centre of it. The roof of Venus fort is painted as sky which gives a great feeling once you enter inside the Fort.

      Venus fort
    2. Toyota Mega Web: It is a showroom that exhibits off all of Toyota’s latest models, car accessories and technologies.
    3. Ferris wheel: 115-meter tall Ferris wheel near the Toyota Mega web is one of the largest in Japan which offers nice views of Tokyo Bay and Odaiba. Each cabin can occupy six people and the complete revolution takes about 15 minutes.

      Ferris wheel, Odaiba
    4. Tokyo leisure land: Tokyo leisure land has some gaming area, karaoke etc.

Odaiba is a place where visitors can spend a whole day enjoying all its attractions in the perfect manner. There are many cherry trees and other greenery of this island which gives a pleasure and peace of mind for the visitors. Visitors used to do Hanami in the Island, Odaiba also offers facilities for BBQ and enjoyments in the waves. When going to Odaiba, the trip will not be complete unless you spend some time after the dusk as all the lights lit together to make the Odaiba island more beautiful. The colourful LEDs of hte Island and the rainbow bridge offer a nice panoramic view inthe darkness.

Night view from Odaiba