Odaibababibubebo | 25 10 2006
Odaiba is yet another shopping, eating and entertainment district in Tokyo. Odaiba has much to offer a photographer or visitor in Japan and is well known for the Rainbow Bridge, Fuji TV Building (below), a replica of the Statue of Liberty, shopping and crowds of people.
Odaiba actually has a lot of attractions but they are mainly geared more towards tourists (local or foreign in somecases) such as:
- Toyota Showroom (called Mega Web for some reason)
- Ferris Wheel (where on a weekend the line gets as long as a two hour wait)
- National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (bilingual)
- National Museum of Maritime Science
- Oedo Onsen Monogatari (the largest hot spring theme park in Japan, designed after the old Edo period)
I recommend getting there by taking the Yurikamome Line which is a fairly new (and slightly expensive) private train line that rides fairly high off the ground, over the Rainbow Bridge and between some really interesting and cool buildings. When the weather is nice, the train ride itself offers some great and unique views of Tokyo. You can transfer to the Yurikamome Line from Shimbashi. Below are photos of the Rainbow Bridge. The one taken during the day was taken while on the Yurikamome Line.
For more information about Odaiba, I strongly recommend checking out Sugihara’s Budget Guide to Tokyo’s Odaiba Distric. While his English isn’t perfect (which also makes it sometimes humorous), it does provide a lot of useful (and honest) information about Odaiba.
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Fuji Five Lakes