Worth a Trip: Tennōzu Isle
Tennōzu Isle, one of Tokyo Bay's artificial islands, is a warehouse district in the midst of transforming into an arts one. Archi-Depot is a fascinating museum of miniature models, the kind architects make to conceptualise buildings.
Next door is art supply store Pigment, which sells materials for traditional painting, such as crushed mineral pigments and washi (Japanese handmade paper). Course run by the shop's Pigment Lab Workshop can teach you how to use them. Across the canal is the collection of six contemporary galleries that make up the Terrada Art Complex.
Round off your visit with a meal and a pint at TY Harbor Brewery, a brewpub with canal-side seating and a menu of sandwiches and salads. Tennōzu Isle is connected to Odaiba (Tokyo Teleport Station) and Osaki (on the JR Yamanote line) via the Rinkai line.