15 Best Things to Do in Odaiba
From Rainbow Bridge to Gundam Statue, Best Things to Do in Odaiba Tokyo
Odaiba is situated in the south of Tokyo, and it’s one of the most popular sightseeing and dating spots in Japan. There are numbers of great things to do in Odaiba area such as trendy shops, high-tech museums, traditional hot spring, restaurants and more. Here are best things to do in Odaiba, Tokyo!
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1. Rainbow Bridge
The Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ) is one of the most famous landmarks in Tokyo. The 798m long suspension bridge links the mainland of Tokyo (Shibaura Pier) with the man-made island Odaiba crossing norther Tokyo Bay. The white bridge is illuminated in various colours at night, displaying astonishing cityscape together with the skyline of central Tokyo. The bridge can be accessed by foot or Yurikamome, the automated transit service.
2. Odaiba Marine Park
Odaiba, the beachside area adjacent to Tokyo Bay, has one of the few artificial beaches in Tokyo: Odaiba Marine Park. Surrounded by neighboring parks and shopping complexes, you can enjoy seeing a magnificent view across Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge there.
3. DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is a shopping complex in Odaiba area with about 100 diverse stores, restaurants and entertainment facilities. It’s famous for a life-size Gundam statue standing in front of the building and popular landmark of Odaiba area.
More info: DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
4. Madame Tussauds Tokyo
Madame Tussauds is a unique museum which showcases wax sculptures of famous celebrities and historical figures. The branch in Tokyo features both international and Japanese celebrities. You can have an unique experience of getting up close to them and take photos as much as you like!
5. Tokyo JOYPOLIS
The large indoor amusement park, Tokyo JOYPOLIS offers a wide range of attractions and entertainments for adults and kids. You can enjoy fun and thrilling attractions, games and events including rollercoaster, simulation games and VR experience with cutting-edge technology. As it’s an indoor park, all the attractions can be enjoyed, rain or shine.
6. National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation a.k.a. Miraikan (日本科学未来館) is a museum with scientific exhibitions about innovation, robots, technology, biology, geography and space exploration with interactive and educational displays. The museum is centered with the high resolution globe called Geo-Cosmos, a model of earth floating in the universe.
7. Unko Museum
The Unko Museum (うんこミュージアム) which literally means the “Poop Museum”, is a unique museum with the concept of “Max Unko Kawaii”, presenting a mixture of Kawaii culture and poop. The museum is divided into many fun areas and is filled with rainbow colours, poop-themed art and Kawaii-style items which you can take a lot of instagram-worthy photos.
Access: 5-minute walk from Tokyo Daiba Station (Yurikamome Line)
5-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line)
Official Website: https://unkomuseum.com/en/tokyo/
8. Tokyo Trick Art Museum
Tokyo Trick Art Museum (東京トリックアート迷宮館) is a fun and interactive museum with a collection of 3D optical illusion paintings. The museum exhibits trick artworks in divided areas with different themes such as Edo-period, art masterpieces and Ninja. With visual illusion and surprises, you can take a lot of funny photos with your friends!
Access: 2-minute walk from Odaiba-kaihinkōen Station (Yurikamome Line)
5-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkiai Line)
Official Website: https://www.trickart.info/english/index.html
9. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo is an indoor Lego-themed park with over 3 million Lego bricks. Visitors can enjoy various kinds of Lego attractions and play with bricks. The park is suitable for kids, family and adult Lego lovers.
Related article: Guide to Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo
10. Toyosu Market
Toyosu Market is a perfect spot for food lovers in Tokyo, which the famous Tsukiji Fish Market moved to in 2018. Most famous and popular sushi restaurants and others relocated to the new landmark in the Odaiba area while there are still some restaurants and shops remaining in the previous location. In addition to the freshest seafood, many tourists visit Toyosu Market to see lively tuna auctions in the early morning.
More info: Toyosu Market: World’s Largest Fish Market
Related article: Best Sushi in Toyosu Market
11. Teamlab Planets Tokyo
In Toyosu, Odaiba’s neighboring area, there are some Tokyo’s most popular tourist attractions including Toyosu Market and teamlab Planets Tokyo. Teamlab Planets Tokyo is a digital art museum founded by teamLab and DMM.com in 2018. It has popularized the culture of digital art museums with MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless, another teamLab museum in the Odaiba area that opened in 2018 and is relocating to central Tokyo for 2024. You can have the one and only art experience with high technology in teamlab Planets Tokyo’s three areas: Water Area, Garden Area and Public Area.
More info: TeamLab Planets Tokyo in Toyosu
12. Tokyo Big Sight
For every traveler who are interested in time-limited events in Tokyo, Tokyo Big Sight is one of the most recommended spot to go in Odaiba. Tokyo Big Sight, the largest exhibition center in Japan, offers a wide range of interesting events throughout the year: For example, Comic Market, AnimeJapan, Tokyo Motor Show and so on.
13. Night View of Odaiba
Odaiba is one of the best spots to enjoy a night view and romatic night out in Tokyo. The stunning illuminated city view with the iconic Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo’s skyscrapers including Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree can be captured in Odaiba. The Statue of Liberty, another landmark of Odaiba is also lit up at night. The best season to enjoy the night view of Odaiba is winter as spectacular winter illuminations are displayed at number of sites within the district.
Related article: Odaiba Winter Illumination
14. MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM <<Relocating>>
MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM is the world’s first digital art museum by the international art collective teamLAB opened in Odaiba area in 2018. The immersive museum displays colourful and futuristic captivating art installations using the latest digital technology. The museum closed its door in 2022 summer and is planned to reopen in a new location inside Azabudai Hills, a new complex facility and landmark in central Tokyo.
Related article: MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless to Reopen
15. Toyota Mega Web <<Permanently Closed>>
You can try driving all current models of TOYOTA cars for free at Toyota Mega Web (Japanese or international driving license is required)!! Without a driving license, high-tech racing games are available.
NOTE: TOYOTA Mega Web was closed at the end of 2021.
More info: TOYOTA MEGA WEB
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