Odaiba in Tokyo

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  • Rainbow Bridge View from Odaiba in Tokyo

    Tokyo Odaiba Rainbow Bridge

  • Rainbow Bridge View from Odaiba in Tokyo

    Tokyo Odaiba Rainbow Bridge

  • Rainbow Bridge View from Odaiba in Tokyo

    Tokyo Rainbow Bridge

  • Aqua City Odaiba in Tokyo

    Tokyo Odaiba With Aqua City Entertainment Complex

  • Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

    Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

  • Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

    Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

  • Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

    Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

  • Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

    Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

  • Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

    Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building

  • Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building Night View

    Tokyo Odaiba With The Fuji Television Building Night View

  • Odaiba Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition And Convention Center

    Odaiba Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition And Convention Center

  • Tokyo Odaiba

    Tokyo Odaiba

  • Tokyo Rainbow Bridge View From Odaiba

    Tokyo Rainbow Bridge View From Odaiba

  • Tokyo Odaiba

    Tokyo Odaiba

  • Odaiba Statue of Liberty in Tokyo

    Odaiba Statue of Liberty in Tokyo

  • Tokyo Skyline At Night From Odaiba

    Odaiba Statue of Liberty in Tokyo

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Facts & Figures

Odaiba is an man made island in Tokyo Bay. This place is very popular for young people with its entertainment and shopping facilities. Best Ryokans in TokyoExplore Ryokans in Tokyo
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Two examples of a very futuristic architecture located at the island are Fuji TV headquarter and Tokyo Big Sight.

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History

In 1853 the Tokugawa shogunate decided to built 6 island fortresses to protect Tokyo from attacks by sea. The name Odaiba stands for these fortresses. In 1985 a huge redevelopment of Odaiba took place, but the bubble economy crises put these plans on hold in the middle of the 90's. Later the area became attractive for investors again, bearing the fact that Odaiba is the only place in Greater Tokyo Area with a seashore access, besides Minato Mirai in Yokohama. Now this place is a major tourist destination and popular dating spot for the young (and old people) in Tokyo.

Location

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Odaiba Island is located in southeastern part of Tokyo within the Tokyo Bay.

How to get to Odaiba?

  • 15min from Shimbashi to Daiba Station by Yurikamome (automated train) or
  • 25min from Shinjuku to Tokyo Teleport Station Odaiba by Rinkai Line or
  • 20min from Hinode Pier to Odaiba Seaside Park by Tokyo Water Bus

Sightseeing spots

Top:

Rainbow Bridge - 798m long suspension bridge connecting Odaiba with Shibaura Pier

Tokyo Big Sight - futuristic exhibition and convention center

Fuji TV Building - the headquarter and studios can be accessed via tour guide

Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Museum of Maritime Science - interesting ship museum, six floors full of history

Statue of Liberty replica - popular dating spot at night

Toyota MEGA WEB - showroom of technologies, cars and accessories from Toyota

Aquacity Odaiba - shop till you drop defines this place very well

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

August

Azabu-Juban Matsuri (3rd weekend in August)
The Azabu-Juban festival belongs to the most famous summer festivals in Tokyo. Nearly 10000 vistors enjoying every year brass band parades, dance performances, traditional Japanese food and many more entertainment programs.

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