The artificial island of Tokyo
We want to tell you what to see and what to do in Odaiba, Japan, an artificial and futuristic island that has become one of the most touristic areas of the city. There are recreation areas, beach, shopping malls and views of the bay that remind you of cities like New York or San Francisco.
How to get to Odaiba?
We recommend you to take the Yurikamone Line from Shimbashi to Toyosu, stop U07 Daiba.
What to see and do in Odaiba?
It is a bridge with a length of more than a kilometer and a half. It might remind you of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate.
You can cross it on foot, with a great view of the city, or get on the Yurikamome, the train that crosses it and reaches Odaiba. It departs from Shimbashi Station.
You can also enjoy it in the distance, from the beach of Odaiba. The promenade is full of benches to enjoy the views, which especially at sunset, are great.
The Statue of Liberty of Tokyo
In Odaiba Marine Park, you will find a souvenir of international relations between France and Japan: a small replica of the Statue of Liberty of New York.
It is opposite the Aqua City shopping center, in front of the Rainbow Bridge.
Tokyo also has its little beach, and it’s here, in Odaiba. But don’t get in the swimsuit, here you can lie down in the sun and think about umbrellas and beach bar, it’s not stylish. It is an artificial beach where swimming is also forbidden.
Aqua City Odaiba
A 5-story shopping center with more than 140 shops and restaurants.
It is next to Tokyo Bay and in front of Fuji Tv and you can get there directly by getting off at Daiba station on the Yurikamome line. It opens from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fuji TV Central Building
The futuristic building of the Fuji TV, which you can not only see, but also visit.
It is designed by Japanese architect Targe Kenzo and has several spaces open to the public, including a spherical observatory.
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza and the Odaiba robot
It is 15-minute walk from Aqua City. It’s a shopping center with the best-known brands in Japan to go shopping, where you can also eat in its more than 13 restaurants.
The coolest thing about this place is the giant robot they have at the entrance, one of the must-sees in Odaiba, that you can not miss. It measures almost 20 meters high and its name is RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, just like that.
The best, see it in action, so take note of the schedules:
- At 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00 it changes shape.
- At 17:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00 and 21:30 you will see him in full motion, with a light and sound show.
Now you have a lot of information about Odaiba! Do not forget to visit this beautiful city on your trip to Japan!