How to spend a wonderful time in Odaiba island, Tokyo

Located at the Tokyo Bay area, Odaiba is a popular place where one can spend a day filled with fun. At Odaiba you will find amusement parks, restaurants, parks and shopping malls. To add to its beauty is the sea just a beautiful sight to behold and enjoy. For your ultimate satisfaction of Japan’s soul food, you have to visit the “Takoyaki Museum” and “Ramen Kokugikan. Let us have a look at the following irresistible charms of Odaiba that just make it worth the visit.

Access to Odaiba is easy!

Yurikamome Monorail

Yurikamome monorail is an automated train which runs from Shimbashi Station to Toyosu Station. It is a popular ride where visitors can view the scenery from the front seat of the train. It costs 320 yen for a ride from Shimbashi to Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station.

Rinkai Line

The Rinkai Line, which runs through the same track as JR Saikyo Line from Ikebukuro, Shinjuku and Shibuya, is fast and convenient. Fare is 530 yen from JR Ikebukuro Station to Tokyo Teleport Station.

Odaiba Rainbow Bus

The “Odaiba Rainbow Bus” which connects Shinagawa Station, Tamachi Station and Odaiba, crosses the Rainbow Bridge and stops at Odaiba-kaihinkoen. This is the fastest and cheapest route if you are heading to Odaiba from these 2 stations. The fare is 210 yen.

Water Bus (Tokyo Cruise)

It operates from Odaiba-kaihinkoen to Hinode Pier, Asakusa and Toyosu. The sunset and night view is very beautiful and you can get a full view of Tokyo Bay area such as Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower, etc. It costs 1130 yen for a ride from Asakusa to Odaiba-kaihinkoen. 

The Statue of Liberty and Ferris Wheel in Odaiba!

You want to have a statement stating that you have been in Odaiba? You have no better place to take your photos than at the Statue of Liberty.

At the Stature of Liberty, you take a photo shoot at the captures the Tokyo Tower and has the Rainbow Bridge in the background. Having your photo taken here is an indispensable addition to your photo collection. It is just a confirmation to your statement saying that “You have been to Odaiba”. The Statute of Liberty in Odaiba-Kaihinkoen, is a bronze replica that was made by a French foundry and officially approved by the French government.

The Ferris Wheel in Odaiba is located in Palette Town. It is the largest in Japan, being 100m in diameter and its height is 115m high from ground. A complete rotation on the Ferris Wheel takes about 16 awesome minutes. 4 out of the 64 capsules have transparent glass walls and floor. How cool is that! You can have a great view of the Ferris Wheel either by day or night. 

There is a beach in Tokyo!?

Have you ever seen a man-made beach? Well, made with sand from Kouzushima, Izu Islands is an 800m long manmade beach in Odaiba-Kaihinkoen. Although swimming is prohibited it compensates for being the best photo spot. This is because from the beach one can capture the Rainbow Bridge and the skyscrapers on the opposite side of the beach.

Another attraction is the Daiba Park, a historic park with powder magazine and fort. From here one you are able to see at a close distance, the Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba and Tokyo Bay.

This is a complex located in front of the Odaiba-Kaihinkoen, is an entertainment spot with many experience-based facilities.

There is the haunted house set in a school’s ruins. Its terrible scare makes it a great place to test your courage. You may find yourself screaming non-stop.

Lastly to seek serenity and peace you can visit the prayer room at the 5th floor of Seaside Mall. It has a simple washing area and is just what one needs at the end of the tour session.

Spot information

  • Spot name: DECKS Tokyo Beach
  • Address: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Daiba 1-6-1
  • Access: About 3-minute walk from Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station. About 5-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station

Shopping Spree in Odaiba

Aqua City Odaiba

Shopping Spree in Odaiba

For a great experience in shopping, Aqua City Odaiba is the place to visit. It is a large shopping complex with about 80 stores and provides a rich variety of gourmets. It is located at the city center, next to Odaiba-kaihinkoen and is just across the Statue of Freedom and Rainbow Bridge. You get to enjoy a full night view of Tokyo from this complex.

Spot Information

  • Spot Name: Aqua City Odaiba
  • Address: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Daiba 1-7-1
  • Opening hour: 
    • Retail Stores: 11:00~21:00
    • Restaurants: 11:00~23:00
  • Access: 
    • 1-minute walk from Daiba Station 
    • 6-minute from Tokyo Teleport Station
    • Right next to Fuji TV bus stop.  

Daiba City Tokyo Plaza

This is a huge commercial complex with about 150 stores and has an 18m full-scale Gundam. This complex has fashion and entertainment spots, restaurants, cafés, live facilities and food courts. At the food court “Tokyo Gourment Stadium” there are about 13 Tokyo famous stores! How about that? Plenty of food types to choose from. You get to choose the latest apparel brands sourced from both domestically and overseas for all your shopping needs. To put it simply, you get to experience the “present” Tokyo at the Daiba City Tokyo Plaza.

Spot Information

  • Spot Name: Daiba City Tokyo Plaza
  • Address: Tokyo, Koto-ku, Oumi 1-1-10
  • Opening hour
    • Retail stores: 10:00~21:00
    • Food Court: 10:00~22:00 ※Last order 21:30
    • Restaurant: 11:00~23:00
  • Access
    • About 5-minute walk from Daiba Station
    • About 3-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station 

Odaiba also has museums with a twist!

Odaiba also has museums with a twist!

The museums in Odaiba have a twist to them. The Takoyaki Museum at the Decks Tokyo Beach, the Osaka’s Takoyaki masters compete with their skills, while the Ramen Kokigakan go to Aqua City Odaiba for the same. This is a must-go venue for ramen lovers. At the museums, delicious gourmets are served and you cannot leave here not having enjoyed them. They are a must have! 

Discover your longing hot spring in Odaiba!

Discover your longing hot spring in Odaiba!

“Tokyo Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari” is a hot spring theme park which recreates the streets of Edo. The visitors can enjoy a day trip of the hot spring, eating, playing, relaxing, as well as an overnight stay. You can alternatively just relax at the natural hot springs. The water is sourced from 1400m underground! You cannot leave Odaiba without spending a day here to enjoy the different types of hot springs such as open bath as well as the festive-like space! It’s just so relaxing and exclusive.

Spot Information

  • Spot Name: Tokyo Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari
  • Address: Tokyo, Eto-ku, Oumi 2-chome 6-3
  • Opening hours: 11:00~9:00 (next day). last entry is 7:00 (morning)
  • Access:
    • About 2-minute walk from Telecom Center Station
    • Free shuttle bus from Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station, Shinjuku Station, Tokyo Teleport Station, Kinshicho Station and Eto area. 

Stay in Odaiba if you want to enjoy it to the fullest

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is popular with its great location on the Tokyo Bay. Each guest room has private balcony and from there, visitors can have views of Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower, etc. There are 2 exclusive views for you while at the hotel; the Rainbow Bridge or the Oi Terminal / Shinagawa Terminal. These are viewed depending on the location of the room that you have desired to stay in. You can enjoy different views each time you stay at this hotel. To add to the fun, is the extremely photogenic sweet buffet that is also a great hit.

Spot Information

  • Spot Name: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
  • Address: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Daiba 1-9-1
  • Access
    • Direct link from Daiba Station
    • About 10-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station
    • Take Odaiba Rainbow Bus and alight at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba stop

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

This hotel is the finest brand of Nikko Hotels International. It is Located in Tokyo’s waterfront facing the gorgeous view of bay area. It is also easily accessible from Haneda. There are different types of guest rooms facing each direction and these enable specific views such as Rainbow Bridge or Haneda. Visitors also get to enjoy their meals while overlooking the beautiful view of Tokyo. While here you are also able to make your reservation for the airport. The feeling you get while visiting this place is just unforgettable. It is a beautiful memory to acquire.

Spot Information

  • Spot Name: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
  • Address: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Daiba 2-6-1
  • Access:
    • Direct link from Daiba Station
    • About 10-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station
    • Take the Odaiba Rainbow Bus and alight at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba stop