Odaiba is a cool bay-side district with many amusement centers and brilliant shopping centers.
This article will explain how to get to Odaiba and to browse the cool atmosphere with photos. (I am going to make a sightseeing guide on Tokyo Direct Guide in the future.)
How to Get to Odaiba
I recommend Yurikamome Line, the cool monorail to the bay side district of Tokyo, the best because the trains are near-future-like, the bay side views through the large windows are beautiful. You’ll be excited!
See The Easiest JR Train Map of Tokyo to understand.
To catch a Yurikamome Line train, go to JR Shimbashi Station of Yamanote Line or Keihin Tohoku Line and change trains to Yurikamome.
One-Day-Ticket is reasonable. (820 yen for Adult, 410 yen for Child) You can get on and off as many times as you like during the day you buy it. O-daiba is not a district with just one station, so it is very helpful and reasonable. Just going and coming on Yurikamome is fun as well.
Odaiba Rainbow Bus
If you are staying in Shinagawa or Tamachi (the next train station to Shinagawa,) Odaiba Rainbow Bus is super convenient.
It is a loop bus around O-daiba. One day ticket is just 500 yen.
If you are staying in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Oimachi (the other next station to Shinagawa), Rinkai Line is convenient without changing trains. Get off at Tokyo Teleport Station.
Don’t miss Tokyo Bay Shuttle, the FREE shuttle buses rounding O-daiba as well.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/20vrP
A Quick View of Odaiba
Now it’s time to explore Odaiba! This is a quick overview, not a full guide, but I hope you can learn the cool atmosphere here.
Odaiba Marine Park
With the view of Rainbow Bridge and Fuji TV Station, Odaiba is known to be one of the coolest and the most romantic districts in Tokyo by the locals.
|Rainbow Bridge from Odaiba Marine Park
DECKS Tokyo Beach
Decks is a big shopping center with a lot of clothing, accessories, interesting toys, foods, entertainments and good restaurants.
I have too much I want to tell you and leave it to another post, but I rather like to enter a restaurant here. There are cafes, grilled food restaurants, Asian restaurants, Japanese restaurants….I have many choices and all are good.
And if you like soul foods, Odaiba Takoyaki Museum is a must!
It is a popular spot, so sometimes, especially on weekends, they have some events or invite entertainers.
[DECKS Tokyo Beach]
The opening hours are quite complicated, but usually 10:00 – around 22:00.
Official Website: http://www.odaiba-decks.com/ (Can choose English, Chinese, Korean and Google Translate)
- Odaiba Official Website: http://www.tokyo-odaiba.net/en/ (Can choose Chinese and Korean as well) Download the free map!
- Google Maps around O-daiba: https://goo.gl/maps/20vrP
- Odaiba Rainbow Bus Official Website: http://www.odaiba-bus.jp/ (Fun but only in Japanese website.)
- Tokyo Bay Shuttle Official Website: http://www.hinomaru.co.jp/metrolink/odaiba/index/ See how the free shuttles look like here!
- DECKS Tokyo Beach: http://www.odaiba-decks.com/
- Venus Fort: http://www.venusfort.co.jp/
- The Giant Wheel in Palette Town: http://www.daikanransha.com/index/
- Yurikamome Line Official Website: http://www.yurikamome.tokyo/