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Odaiba & Tokyo Bay


Looking like something giant builders left behind, this enormous, 15.5m-tall, red-handle and blade designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen is at the north entrance to Tokyo Big Sight.

There are a few other works of art scattered in and around the convention centre; for a map, see www.bigsight.jp/english/services/floormap/artwork.html


Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Odaiba & Tokyo Bay attractions

1. Tokyo Big Sight

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Officially known as Tokyo International Exhibition Hall, Tokyo Big Sight has striking architecture including four huge upside-down pyramids. Look outside…

2. teamLab Borderless

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Digital-art collective teamLab has created 60 artworks for this museum, open in 2018, that tests the border between art and the viewer: many are…

3. Mega Web

0.71 MILES

The highlight of visiting Toyota's bayside showroom is trying out prototypes of their Segway-like personal mobility device, Winglet. English instruction…

4. Odaiba Kaihin-kōen

0.89 MILES

There are good views of the central Tokyo skyline from this park’s promenades and elevated walkways – especially at night when old-fashioned yakatabune …

5. Toyosu Market

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In 2018, Tokyo's central wholesale market moved from its iconic Tsukiji location to this new facility in Toyosu, a structure clearly dreamed up by…

6. Unicorn Gundam

1.05 MILES

This is truly an only-in-Tokyo sight: a 19.7m-tall model of an RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from the wildly popular Mobile Suit Gundam anime franchise. It…

7. Fuji TV Building

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Designed by the late, great Kenzō Tange, the Fuji TV headquarters building is easily recognisable by the 1200-tonne orb suspended from the scaffolding…

8. ChihiraJunco

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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…