Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Center is literally big event halls in the bay side district in Tokyo City. Many popular events including Tokyo Motor Show are held there.
This post is a guide for international visitors to Tokyo Big Sight. You can book a hotel that is convenient to go there, too.
|Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Center, Japan|
How to Get to Tokyo Big Sight – 2 Major Ways
Tokyo is known as a complicated city by visitors from the world, especially first-time visitors. I am writing the simplest instructions for you to understand. (Most event organizers encourage visitors to use public transportation unless you have a special reason because Big Sight’s parking area is limited.)
1: Rinkai Line
Catch a Rinkai Line train via Shimkiba at Osaki, Oimachi, etc, Station in the city. Get off at Kokusai-Tenjijo Station. (cf: It takes 10 minutes from Oimachi to Kokusai-Tenjijo.) It is a 7 minutes walk to Tokyo Big Sight.
2: Yurikamome Line
|Yurikamome Line running on the blue railroad in Odaiba district|
Take Yurikamome Line at Shimbashi, Shiodome, etc. From Shinbashi, it is a 20 minutes ride. Get off at Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station of Yurikamome Line and it is a 3 minutes walk to Tokyo Big Sight.
Whenever you travel in Tokyo, you need to arrive in Tokyo City from the airport first of all. Check out How to get to Tokyo City from Haneda and Narita Airport.
If you are arriving at Haneda Airport, there are also buses to Oimachi, where you can catch a Rinkai Line train.
Maps of Tokyo Big Sight
I’m listing up hotels which are convenient to go to Tokyo Big Sight from a local’s point of view. If you are visiting TMS or other events there, I recommend the hotels below.
As the official website of Big Sight warns you, when there is a big event in Tokyo Big Sight, good hotels get fully booked soon. So if you surely go to an exhibition there, book a hotel as soon as possible.
1: Walking Distance to Tokyo Big Sight
- Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel
- Hotel Sunroute Ariake
- Hotel Trusty Tokyo Bayside
- Oakwood Apartments Ariake
These hotels are located in a walking distance to Tokyo Big Sight. Their main guests are business people, so they are comfortable but not extremely expensive.
2: Odaiba District
|Hilton Tokyo Odaiba (left) and Grand Pacific Le Daiba (right)|
Tokyo Big Sight is located in Odaiba district in Tokyo. You can take Yurikamome from these hotels. The views of Tokyo Bay are stunning.
|Views from Hilton Tokyo Odaiba|
Shinbashi is the terminal of Yurikamome Line, so if you stay there, you just jump on the modern monorail to Tokyo Big Sight. It takes around 20 minutes. The district around Shinbashi is also known as Ginza, one of the biggest business and shopping districts in Tokyo and Japan.
Oimachi is a major Rinkai Line station and there are big hotels near the station. It takes only 10 minutes to Kokusai-Tenjijo Station. It is convenient to go to Haneda Airport, too.
For details, go to A Guide to Oimachi: 3 Reasons to Stay
Have a nice trip in Tokyo!
- All-in-One, The Quickest Travel Guide: http://tokyo-direct-guide.com/
- Official Website of Tokyo Big Sight: http://www.bigsight.jp/english/