Odaiba and Tokyo Big Sight

Odaiba お台場 is a man made island-like district in the Tokyo harbour, mostly developed as a tourist destination. Odaiba was an isolated industrial park before being transformed into a very modern, almost futuristic type of theme park. From the incredible appearance of Tokyo Big Site to the Telecom Center, there are many interesting attractions that include the Palette Town, DiverCity Tokyo Plaza and Oedo Onsen Monogatari, a traditional Japanese Onsen theme park from the EDO period.

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Attractions in Odaiba,Tokyo

The below is a list of attractions at Odaiba…many places to see and you really cannot see everything in one day, especially by walking. Plan to come many times as it is a nice change from downtown Tokyo.

Rainbow Bridge

Tokyo Big Sight

http://www.bigsight.jp/english/

Gundam Front

http://gundamfront-tokyo.com/en/

Palette Town

http://www.palette-town.com/

Aqua City Odaiba

http://www.aquacity.jp/

Decks Tokyo Beach

http://www.odaiba-decks.com/

Odaiba Seaside Park (Odaiba Keihin Koen)

http://www.suijobus.co.jp/cruise/station/kaihin_kouen.html

Diver City Tokyo

http://www.divercity-tokyo.com/

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/

Fuji TV Building

Tokyo Telecom Center

Oedo Onsen Monogatari

http://www.ooedoonsen.jp/


The Rainbow Bridge at Night
The Rainbow bridge connects
Odaiba to central Tokyo

How to Get to Odiba

To get to Odaiba, there are several methods of transportation available.

By the monorail called Yurikamome
http://www.yurikamome.co.jp/en/
The Yurikamome starts from the Shinbashi station and travels over the Rainbow Bridge reaching the Odaiba, across the Tokyo Bay.. The view from Yurikamome going over Rainbow Bridge is very beautiful on a sunny day. However, Yurikamome line is usually crowded, especially on weekends and the fare is rather expensive. Besides, if the train is too crowded, you won't enjoy the view much, unfortunately.

By the Rinkai Line
http://www.twr.co.jp/

By Sea Bus
http://www.suijobus.co.jp/

By the Toei Bus

Take the Toei bus (Tokyo bus) from the JR Tokyo Station
http://www.kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/services/bus.html
 

Take a Toei bus (Tokyo bus) going to Odaiba. It takes more time than Yurikamome Line, though, it is not so crowded and the fare is much cheaper: only 210 Yen. In addition, you can take other buses too if you buy a one day ticket that is 500 yen.

From JR Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit)
Bus Number: 05
Destination: Tokyo big sight.
It runs every 5 minutes or so.

From JR Tokyo Station (Yaesuguchi Exit)
Bus Number: 16
Destination: Tokyo big sight.
It runs every 15 minutes or so.

There are bus terminals in front of the Yaesu South Exit and the Marunouchi Exits of JR Tokyo Station. You can take the bus bound for Tokyo Big sight. It takes 35 to 45 minutes to go the Tokyo Big Sight convention center. The bus doesn't go over Rainbow bridge, instead, it reaches Odaiba by crossing a few tiny bridges.

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