Odaiba Japan has a lot to offer visitors to Tokyo. There’s the iconic Rainbow bridge, Fuji TV headquarters, Miraikan science museum, extravagant Shopping malls, and of course a  replica of the statue of liberty and a  giant Ferris wheel to view everything from.

The area was built from man-made islands in the Bay of Tokyo which were created in the Edo Period.
During the extravagant eighties in Japan, the islands were developed into a futuristic business district.

Here’s the Tokyo Top Guide’s list of the best things to do in Odaiba during your trip to Tokyo.

Be Romantic

Odaiba - Romance

Odaiba is one of the most Romantic things to do in Tokyo since the illuminated Rainbow bridge and Ferris wheel are fantastic at nighttime. Check out this Dinner Cruise in a traditional Japanese boat that takes you through Rainbow Bridge at night, while dining on traditional Japanese food under the stars. Its one of the most popular tours in Tokyo.
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The Rainbow Bridge

Odaiba - Rainbow Bridge

connects the islands to Tokyo. To get to Odaiba you ride the yurikamome – a monorail without a driver, that leaves from Shinbashi and from Shiodome subway stations. You enter the area through Rainbow bridge in Tokyo bay.

Fuji TV headquarters

Fuji TV Headquarters in winter


When crossing Rainbow Bridge, the first thing you’ll notice is the Fuji TV headquarters building. It has a giant metal ball on top of it, which serves as an observatory deck. A good place to start your trip. Get off at Daiba station for this attraction.

Odaiba - Birding Around

Visit Miraikan –  One of the best science museums in the world,

with great interactive exhibitions – the perfect pet (a furry seal robot which reacts to your strokes), Asimo the human-robot which plays football, and lots more. Get off at the Fune-No-Kagakukan station.
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Take In The Tokyo Views From A Giant Ferris Wheel

The Ferris wheel is 115 meters and is one of the world’s highest, with incredible views of the bay area. Don’t miss it in the evening when it’s illuminated.

Mega Web – The Toyota Lover’s Mecca

Mega Web is a Toyota showroom (part of Palette Town) where you can try out Toyota’s newest models (including Lexus). You can also take a ride on an electric vehicle, so bring your Japanese or international driving license with you.

Kids activity here-learn how to fix and drive Race Cars.

The Panasonic Center

Panasonic Center is a showroom for the latest Panasonic products. The newest cameras, 3D TV screens, computers, and Nintendo games. Get off at Ariake station.

Do Some Shopping

Palette Town-Venus Fort – a very extravagant mall, a replica of a medieval Italian town, blue skies and fountains included.
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Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always Booking.com. And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
  • For travel insurance (which you need) Word Nomads offer great coverage in Japan and are highly recommended.

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