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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 Sight to the Telecom Center, there are many attractions include the Palette Town, DiverCity Tokyo Plaza and Oedo Onsen Monogatari, a traditional Japanese Onsen theme park.

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. Plan to come many times as it is a nice change from downtown Tokyo.

Tokyo Big Sight


Palette Town


Aqua City Odaiba


Decks Tokyo Beach


Odaiba Seaside Park (Odaiba Keihin Koen)

By Tokyo Cruise

Diver City Tokyo


National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation


Fuji TV Building


Oedo-Onsen Monogatari (Onsen Spa)


Parks in Tokyo Bay Area


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

Getting to Odiba

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

By the monorail Yurikamome
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

By Sea Bus

By the Toei Bus

Take the Toei bus (Tokyo bus) from the JR Tokyo Station

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 東京ビッグサイト.
It runs every 10 - 15 minutes or so.

From JR Tokyo Station (Yaesuguchi Exit)
Bus Number: 16
Destination: Tokyo Big Sight 東京ビッグサイト.
It runs every 5 - 10 minutes or so.

From Shinagawa Station Kounan Exit
Bus Number: 01
Destination: Chuo Bouhatei 中央防波堤
It runs only a few times a day

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.