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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…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Pigment

This is an art supply store to make you go weak in the knees: the walls are lined with vials of pigments – including the crushed mineral pigments used in traditional Japanese painting – in shades from vermilion to m…
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…
American in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

TY Harbor Brewery

In a former warehouse on the waterfront, TY Harbor serves up excellent burgers, steaks and crab cakes and offers views of the canals around Tennōzu Isle. It also brews its own beer on the premises and is a favourite…
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…
Cocktail Bar in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Jicoo the Floating Bar

For a few nights a week, the futuristic cruise-boat Himiko, designed by manga and anime artist Leiji Matsumoto, morphs into this floating bar. Board on the hour at Hinode pier and the half-hour at Odaiba Kaihin-kōen…
Japanese in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Hibiki

Hibiki has glittering views across the bay, and a menu featuring seasonal dishes, hearty grilled meats and fresh tofu, along with sake and shōchū (strong distilled alcohol often made from potatoes). The lunch set is…