Odaiba is one of the newest parts of Tokyo. It was built mostly during the 20th century by creating man-made islands in Tokyo Bay. Going there you will see a futuristic landscape of modern high-rise buildings. There is plenty of things to do there as well so needless to say, it is a very popular destination for tourists and for Tokyoites looking for a leisurely escape from the business-oriented downtown quarters of the city. Here are the things you must do when you go there!
Go To The Famous Odaiba Onsen (Oedo Onsen)
You don't have to go far in the country-side to enjoy Japan's onsen culture! The onsen complex in Odaiba called the Oedo Onsen offers you traditional entertainment without leaving Tokyo!
You can enjoy many different types of baths with different therapeutic and health benefits. Upon your entry, you are given yukata kimonos for you to wear while you are inside the facility. Once you're finished with bathing, you can have a meal in a traditional Edo-style environment. The place has great reviews and is foreigner-friendly with explanations in English. For more information about access and prices, check out the official website below!
Take A Stroll In The Beautiful Odaiba Seaside Park
Also known as Odaiba Marine Park, this is a beautiful manmade coastal park with a nice beach. From there, there are a plethora of interesting tourist attractions to see.
Address: 1-4-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 137-8088, Japan
Hours: Open Daily
See The Daiba Park
Head to Daiba Park for to enjoy some time on a green oasis and to see vestiges of a military battery and a harbor made of stone. The island was previously used as a military battery post and was later own expanded and made into a park in 1928.
Admire One Of Japan's Most Famous Landmarks: The Rainbow Bridge
From the Odaiba Seaside Park at night, you get the best view of the beautiful Rainbow Bridge! It's a very romantic spot to be in. You'll likely see plenty of couples enjoying the night scenery.
Take A Picture Of Odaiba's Statue Of Liberty
Interestingly, Odaiba has its own downsized Statue of Liberty. It's a good picture to take to confuse your friends about where you went!
Eat Lots Of Great Foods!
Odaiba is a modern city so you won't find as many traditional restos as you would in the old neighbourhoods of Tokyo, but it still has plenty of nice food joints and classy restaurants, often with beautiful views. Here are some guides to the best restos in the area.
Get Your Dose Of Cuteness At The Hello Kitty Cafe
If you love the cute genre, make sure to check out the Hello Kitty Cafe. You can have some pretty good sweets such as this Japanese-style parfait and some coffees and green tea lattes with some Hello Kitty art on them. See the link below for the details.
More Food At The Instafamous Cheese Fondue Restaurant
Another special mention goes to this cheese fondue restaurant which serves the most enticing 4 types of cheese fondues you can imagine! The restaurant is called CHEESE CRAFT WORKS and their claim to fame is their "Angel's Cheese Fondue" pictured above. See link for the details.
Pallete Town Big Ferris Wheel
With a diameter of 100 meters, Palette Town's Ferris Wheel is one of the largest Faries wheels in the world. You'll get one of the best views of the city!
Located at a 3-minute walk from the Tokyo Teleport Station. Open from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Take A Picture Of The Iconic Gundam Statue
The Gundam franchise has become a multi-billion yen industry. Manga, video games, and anime fans surely know about it! To see a life-size model of the robot warrior Amura Ray. Head to the entrance of the Diver City Tokyo shopping mall! This is a very popular photo spot!
Shop in Odaiba
The Diver City Tokyo Plaza is one of the biggest and most popular shopping complexes in Odaiba. As previously mentioned there's the huge Gundam Robot in front of it so you shouldn't have any trouble noticing it! Here's information in English about the mall which includes a shop guide and information about special discounts for foreign visitors.
Another popular shopping center is the AQUA CiTY ODAIBA. If faces the Statue of Liberty. It comprises about 80 shops and a gourmet zone facing on the seafront. There is also a huge cinema complex.
If you have young children or just are a lego nerd, this might be a good place for you to visit! Legoland discovery center is a theme park in which there are heaps of interactive lego activities for you to do. It comprises over 3 million lego blocks and has a diorama of the city of Tokyo made with lego blocks!
Island Mall 3F, Decks Tokyo Beach, 1-6-1 Daiba
Fuji TV Building
There are many interesting architectural landmarks in Odaiba, and one that really stands out is the Fuji TV headquarters building. Take a moment to look at this strange futuristic building! It's even possible to visit the building every day from 10 AM to 6 PM. For more information, check out the link below.
Located near the Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station, Tokyo Joypolis is an arcade game park unlike any other! It has many virtual reality games and rides from famous game titles. It cost about 600 to 800 yen to try out a game or ride. The huge complex is on three floors.
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Miraikan is another architectural landmark of the area. The famous science museum is dedicated to explaining what is happening in the world from a scientific standpoint. There is a permanent exhibition about the frontiers of space that tries to answer the question "why are we here now". Almost all exhibits have explanations in English.
2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo (near the Telecom Center Station)
Attend One Of The World's Largest Electronic Music Festival: Ultra Japan
If you're into the electronic music scene, you probably already know about the huge Ultra Festivals happening around the world. Japan has its own and it's held in Odaiba in September. Get your tickets in advance to attend! Check out the link for more information.
There are so many fun things to do in Odaiba from gazing at the beautiful ocean scenery to eating heaps of great foods in stylish cafes and restaurants to attending major music festivals. Hope you'll have the best of times in Odaiba when you visit!