Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Archi-Depot

This is brilliant: a facility that lets architects store the miniature models they make to conceptualise buildings (thus preserving them) and the public to see them up close. Many of the big names of Japanese archit…
Top Choice Museum in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation (Miraikan)

Miraikan means ‘hall of the future’, and hands-on exhibits here present the science and technology that will (possibly!) shape the years to come. Don't miss the demonstrations of humanoid robot ASIMO (11am, 1pm, 2pm…
Gallery in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Terrada Art Complex

Part of the re-fashioning of the Tennōzu Isle warehouse district, this charcoal-grey warehouse contains six contemporary galleries: Kodama Gallery (www.kodamagallery.com), Urano (https://urano.tokyo/en), Yamamoto Ge…
Park in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Odaiba Kaihin-kōen

One of the best views of Tokyo is from this park’s promenades and elevated walkways – especially at night when old-fashioned yakatabune (low-slung wooden pleasure boats), decorated with lanterns, traverse the bay. A…
Statue in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Unicorn Gundam

Tokyo truly mourned when Odaiba's giant RX-78-2 Gundam sculpture was dismantled in spring 2017 – until fans of the series learned that an even larger (19.7m-tall!) RX-0 Unicorn Gundam would touch down in the fall. T…
Robot in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

ChihiraJunco

The future is here. Maybe. ChihiraJunco is a demure lady android created by Toshiba who has her own information counter adjacent to the people-staffed information counter at the Aqua City shopping mall. She can answ…
Showroom in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Mega Web

The highlight of visiting this Toyota showroom is getting to try out prototypes of the car company's Segway-like personal mobility device, Winglet. English instruction takes place daily from 2pm to 3pm; sign up for …
Aquarium in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Tokyo Sea Life Park

Tokyo Sea Life Park, the city's best aquarium, is probably no better than what you've got back home. The main attraction for visitors is the exhibit that re-creates Tokyo Bay's ecosystem – in case you were wondering…
Sculpture in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Saw, Sawing

Looking like something giant builders left behind is this enormous (15.5m tall!) red-handle and blade designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, at the north entrance to Tokyo Big Sight.
Landmark in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Tokyo Big Sight

Officially known as Tokyo International Exhibition Hall, Tokyo Big Sight has striking architecture including four huge upside-down pyramids. Also look outside for the giant sculpture, Saw, Sawing, by Claes Oldenburg…