ODAIBA

Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo which features many attractions including shopping centres, museums, sports facilities and office buildings. Odaiba also features the very distinctive Fuji TV Studios Building.

Odaiba has many attractions and you could easily spend a couple of days exploring them. Odaiba is sometimes also referred to as Daiba and this becomes a liitle confusing, but they actually mean slightly different things. Odaiba is not a formal name, but normally refers to the whole of the artificial island in Tokyo Bay, which is joined to the main land by the famous Rainbow Bridge. Odaiba is actually made of four districts from three different wards: Aomi (Koto Ward) makes up the southern and western parts, Ariake (Koto Ward) makes up the northern part, Daiba (Minato Ward) includes the north eastern water front section and Higashi-Yashio (Shinagawa Ward) makes up a very small section at the very north western end.

Odaiba

Odaiba Shopping Centre (foreground) Fuji TV Studios (background)

TOKYO MAP - ODAIBA



ODAIBA ATTRACTIONS

DISTRICTS

Aomi

Aomi
Aomi is a district in Koto Ward of central Tokyo. Aomi forms part of what is commonly known as Odaiba, a modern development area on an artifical island in Tokyo Bay. Aomi makes up much of th...

Ariake

Ariake
Ariake is a district in Koto Ward of central Tokyo. Ariake forms part of what is commonly known as Odaiba, a modern development area on an artifical island in Tokyo Bay. Ariake makes up the ...

Daiba

Daiba
Daiba is a district in Minato Ward of central Tokyo. Daiba forms part of what is commonly known as Odaiba, a modern development area on an artifical island in Tokyo Bay. Daiba includes secti...

ISLANDS

Odaiba

Odaiba
Odaiba is the common name given to a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, connected to the mainland by the scenic Rainbow Bridge. Odaiba attractions include Fuji TV Studios, Daikanransha Fe...

LANDMARKS

Fuji TV Studios

Fuji TV Studios
Fuji TV Studios is a distinctive building designed by Kenzo Tange is a major land mark of Tokyo. Fuji TV Studios, in Odaiba, offers great views from its second highest floor for free. There ...

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty replica in Odaiba....

OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT

Hachitama Observation Deck

Hachitama Observation Deck
Hachitama Observation Deck is the sphere of the ultra modern looking Fuji TV Studios Building. Hachitama Observation Deck provides an amazing interior view, with its high sphereical ceiling....

MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES

Museum of Maritime Science

Museum of Maritime Science
The Museum of Maritime Science is a six-story museum shaped like a full-sized ocean liner, unsurprisingly devoted to ships. One of the main displays, a gigantic turbine engine, was actually ...

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation aims to provide a place where people can experience the latest science technology. National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, ...

Toyota MEGA WEB

Toyota MEGA WEB
Toyota MEGA WEB is a Toyota car technology showcase where you see some great racing cars Toyota produces, drive a micro electric car and sit in many of the current Toyota cars many of which ...

GARDENS and PARKS

Kaihin Park

Kaihin Park
Kaihin Park in Odaiba is a seaside park which features one of two beaches in mainland Tokyo, but swimming is not recommended as the water is rather polluted. Along the beach runs a boardwalk...

Symbol Promenade Park

Symbol Promenade Park
Symbol Promenade Park is one of the parks in Odaiba featuring some outdoor artworks....

BRIDGES

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Tokyo Port, on the northernmost part of Tokyo Bay, connecting the Shibaura Wharf and the new waterfront development area, known as Odaiba in Mi...

AMUSEMENT PARKS

Daikanransha Ferris Wheel

Daikanransha Ferris Wheel
Daikanransha Ferris Wheel is the world's largest Ferris wheel after the London Eye and provides views across Tokyo. in Odaiba....

ONSEN

Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari
Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari, in Odaiba, is the largest (artificial) hot spring complex in Tokyo. Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari has an Edo-era (1800s) style and featuring an endless array of bathtubs of al...

SPORTING VENUES

Ariake Colosseum
Ariake Colosseum sometimes known as the "Wimbeldon of Tokyo" as it is the site of the Japan Open (tennis). The Ariake Colosseum is a multi purpose venue with an opening roof, which is also u...

Ariake Sports Center

Ariake Sports Center
Ariake Sports Center, in Odaiba is a sports complex containing an indoor pool, gym, volleyball and basketball courts. The Ariake Sports Center features very distinctive Tokyo Architecture an...

SHOPPING

Aqua City Odaiba

Aqua City Odaiba
Aqua City Odaiba is a six story shopping and entertainment complex in Odaiba. Aqua City Odaiba features a 13 screen cinema, Japan's largest gourmet zone, Sony ExploraScience and extensive ra...

Decks Tokyo Beach

Decks Tokyo Beach
Decks Tokyo Beach shopping mall, featuring Sega Joypolis (A giant game center / amusement arcade) and Little Hong Kong. From the 15th of June 2012, a new Legoland Discovery Center will be op...

Palette Town

Palette Town
Palette Town in Odaiba is a complex housing Toyota MEGA WEB and Venus Fort shopping complex....

Venus Fort

Venus Fort
Venus Fort Odaiba, a Venice-themed shopping mall contains many exclusive fashion boutiques targeted towards women. A major feature of Venus Fort is the curved ceiling with the sky painted wi...

SKYSCRAPER

Telecom Center Building

Telecom Center Building
Telecom Center Building in Odaiba, is the main communications hub to connection Tokyo to the rest of the world. The Telecom Center Building features an obervation deck where you can view, Od...

Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo Big Sight, formally known as the Tokyo International Exhibition Center is one of the largest convention and exhibition centers in Tokyo. Tokyo Big Sight features a very iconic and dis...

Tokyo Interactive Exchange Center

Tokyo Interactive Exchange Center
Tokyo Interactive Exchange Center is a residential and meeting complex for international and Japanese graduate students and post graduate researchers. The Tokyo Interactive Exchange Center i...

ODAIBA PICTURES

We have over 50 Odaiba pictures in our Japan Picture Gallery.

ODAIBA ACCESS

There are several ways to get to Odaiba via public transport Odaiba, but one of the more interesting is to take the New Transit Yurikamome which runs over the Rainbow Bridge. You can join the New Transit Yurikamomesystem at Shinbashi or Toyosu Station. The New Transit Yurikamome is fully automated, that is there is no driver and it uses tyres within a track, rather than the steel wheels of train.

New Transit Yurikamome on Rainbow Bridge

New Transit Yurikamome on Rainbow Bridge

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