Built on land reclaimed from Tokyo Bay, Odaiba is the newest, most modern section of Tokyo. It has many attractions including:
Fuji TV Building
There is a studio tour which also allows access into observation deck in 'The Ball.' It is a pretty good value at Y500.
The world's (formerly) largest ferris wheel is here in an area called Palette Town. Each car holds 6 people and takes 16 minutes to go around. Cost is about Y1000 per person. When I went, we didn't have to share a car with any other people so it was a nice, romantic, ride.
Shopping Mall 'Decks'
Decks is an American-style shopping mall. There are many restaurants -- even a microbrewery -- and cafes if you're ready for a meal or a snack. There is also a Sega Joypolis Amusement Center for those that like video and electronic games. Nearby in Aqua City are more restaurants including some American chains (though I'd suggest holding off for something more traditional).
Upscale shopping can be found at this theme shopping mall which is made to look like an 18th century Italian village. Boutiques, restaurants and cafes a-plenty.
Toyota has a huge, futuristic showroom here with many displays of past, current and future automotive related themes. Definitely worth a peek.
There is even a beach (in front of Decks) although, personally, I wouldn't dare take a dip in Tokyo Bay. Ugh. Still, it's a good place for people watching.
If you want to see all or most of this stuff, expect to do a lot of walking and spend the whole day.
The trip over is an experience as you cross over the Rainbow Bridge & get a glimpse of the buildings here. There are many entertainment places to see, my short stay here was in the Palette Town area.
Venus Fort is a shopping mall done in a Greco-Roman style, it has an artificial sky that changes colour throughout the day.
The ferris wheel is accessible through the Toyota City Showcase in the Mega Web complex. The 115m wheel offers great views of Tokyo's waterfront.
To get to Odaiba, you will have to take their monorail (very fast) along the Yurikamome Line. We didn't spend enough time here, only spent around 1 hour or so to do photo-taking. There are many places to be explored eg. The Palette Town, Hot Spring Theme Park. Do share with me if you had been there!
There is a lot to see and do in Odaiba. Its a man made island out near Tokyo bay. There is lots of shopping themed areas like little Hong Kong and Little Italy. Fuji TV is located there. You can ride a big Ferris wheel also there is an onsen too. You can spend an entire day just walking around here shopping and eating.
The best station to get off at is Tokyo Tele port. From Shinjuku station take the Saikyo Line and then transfer at Osaki station to the Rinkai Line and get off at Tokyo Teleport.
Check the following website for exact train times
If you are into cars, sports, and other products of the giant Japanese company TOYOTA, don't miss visiting its unique showroom at Odaiba.
Toyota's popular products, both old and new, plus their concept cars and other useful gadgets/appliances, etc, are all showcased in superbly creative manner at Odaiba. Just follow the signs and you will find it as it is humongous!
Keep your eyes peeled also for racing cars and other modern technological wonders the Japanese are noted fo at the motor sports square just adjacent to the Toyota showroom!
This statue is in the Odaiba area. It was donated by the city of Paris which is Tokyo's sister city. In the background, you can see the Rainbow Bridge crossing the Tokyo Bay and, still further back in the fog, the silhouette of Tokyo Tower, which is a copy of the Eiffel tower in Paris just a little bit higher.
At the Fuji TV-companys's building in Odaiba, there's a free viewing terrace from which you can see the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Bay. The building itself is as strange looking as all modern Japanese architecture.
I arrived there at 9pm and after registering and changing, it was about 10pm and the Foot Spa where i can meet the fish doctor was closed!!! and they will only open at 11am the next morning and i have to pay for the admission again. I beg them to let me get in for 1 minute just to experience the fish doctor, but they rejected me :(
I paid 1987 to get in there (after 6pm), and another 1578 yen to stay one night there. The Hotspring experience is awesome! First time i get to see so many naked women walking around! hehehe... I felt so clean after the bath!
I stayed one night in the resting room - there are about 50 or more reclining sofas there, and you have your own tv. is pretty cool! after 12pm, they will dim down the lights. Free SHampoo, toothbrush, comb, lotions! Great for Backpackers!
You can visit a real onsen (hot spring) in the city, and even get an old Edo period feel. For about 3,000 yen (2,000 after 6), you can spend a whole day here enjoying great Japanese food, shows, and hot baths. There are spa/massage services, foot baths, and also things for kids to enjoy. Once you enter, they will give you a yukata (included in fee) to change into. Lockers are provided. You must wear this yukata around the "village" where everyone can hang out. The baths (no swim suit) are separated between men and women. You will be given a bath towel, a hand towel, and another locker to put anything you decided to carry around with you in the village. Shampoo, conditioner, face wash, and body soap are provided. Wash yourself before jumping into any of the baths (there are indoor and outdoor ones). In the outdoor footbath, grab a hanten by the door if it's cold out to keep warm. Hike your yukata up and walk all the way through the foot bath to massage your feet and for your health.
This area has a seaside feel to it. There is a restaurant complex, and the views of Tokyo tower and the Rainbow bridge are just superb at night. It's a good place to wrap up the day and sit by the promenade. There is even a small replica of the Statue of Liberty there. The nearby Fuji TV building is spectacular in it's architecture. Just to note: The metro ticket does connect over to the Yurikamome line (the train that gets you to Daiba). This line is seperate and you can connect from Shimbashi metro / JR station.
There is a hotel here and the rooms balconies are designed to face out to this view.
...According to some people, guide books and websites, the ferris wheel at Odaiba is the largest in the world. Well, I'm not sure how they define that! If you look at my London page, you can see that I was definitely farther up in England. On the other hand, this is a true ferris wheel in that the seats aren't capsules. In any event, it was a fine ride, especially if you count the schadenfreudal pleasure of freaking out Janet, who's afraid of heights. You get good views of Tokyo Harbor and the Rainbow Bridge from the top of the ferris whhel, plus looks at the cool modern architecture of the most recent part of Tokyo to be developed. And it's all sponsored by Hello Kitty! Okay, maybe that makes you puke, but this is Japan and usually ferris wheels are for kids.
Even you are not a Toyota lover, you will definitely enjoy driving games in VR or a ride in the 'Eco-car' with reasonable prices. Toyota Automobile museum is the part that can't be missed with an interesting collection of 150 oldie cars.
Just amazing place, japanese hot bath with all extras. Enjoy sauna and different bathes: hot and cold. Lot of shops, restaurants and even a theater. Staying less than 3 hours is considered as you are hesitating...
If you get tired (or want to have a cheap sleep, even over night), there are relaxation room available. You can take also massage to give a break to your sore muscles.
One interesting speciality is so called "Doctor Fishes". Sit down to the edge of small pool, place your feet into water and in couple of second tens and tens of very small black fishes come for feast !!! They will clean your skin by eating dead skin cells, if you want to.
Take a monorail (Yurikamome) and watch the nice wide view of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge. Then get off and hangout in Odaiba. Have some coffee at one of the cafes facing Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge.
At late afternoon and night it's a romantic place to be with someone special. You can enjoy the city lights, or shop inside and have dinner.
The Rainbow Bridge spans 798m and links Shibaura and Odaiba.
There is a 1.6 km footpath running from the tip of the Odaiba Kaihin Park next to the bridge that you can see a spectacular view of the Tokyo Bay Area by night.