A leisurely Cruise Tour[Straw ring around the Pier]Odaiba
- Enjoy the gentle sea wind blowing your skin by walking along the beach
- The points entertainment of Odaiba are the large shopping mall, amusement park, museum and the sea. Do you know there is the only sand beach in Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo? Let's take a stroll through this Tokyo resort while feeling the softness tidal wind full of negative air ion.
You can see a square park like a fort after entering the Odaiba. In fact, this is the remains of the fort built by Shogunate in order to resist the invasion of overseas ships forced to open up to trade at the end of the Edo period. This is the origin of the name of the Odaiba.
But now, it’s contrary to what it meant at the time, the Odaiba has become lively with the arrival of a large number of visitors to Japan. Instead of defending against foreign enemies, it became the Odaiba where the natural sea wind could be felt inside the Tokyo. The cherry blossoms in spring, the hydrangea macrophyllas in summer and so on, all the beautiful trees and flowers bring different colors to the street. It's perfect for walking around here at any time of the year.
Odaiba Marine Park
Cruise Terminal of the Odaiba Marine Park. Walking on the 800-meter-long beach, you can see fish (mullets) constantly flying out of the water. As for why they fly out of the water, some say they’re "escaping big fish", some say they’re "chasing small fish" and some say "just playing"...But are we happy to think that if they are just playing?
- 1 Odaiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Walking in the direction from Odaiba Marine Park to the land, the modern buildings standing in front of us are the “Decks Tokyo Beach” and the “Aqua City Odaiba”. These two buildings are typical large commercial facilities in the Odaiba. A large number of people visit here every year.
You can easily board the belvedere on the third floor from the footbridge of Odaiba Marine Park. Here you can feel the fantastic effect of being in the air and shuttling among the buildings. You can see the beautiful coast of Tokyo Bay, the magnificent Rainbow Bridge, and the landmark Tokyo Tower on the opposite bank, which are wonderful visual feasts.
Decks Tokyo Beach
This is the oldest shopping mall in Odaiba. There are LEGO®Block theme park (Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo), the largest indoor amusement park (Tokyo Joypolis) in Japan and a variety of fashion shops and restaurants in this ship type building, and there are also many places to visit and play.
- 1-6-1 Odaiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Walking from the Decks Tokyo Beach to the belvedere on the third floor of the Aqua City Odaiba, you can see many white birds by overlooking the sea, they're called yurikamome (Larus ridibundus). Because it is a bird of Tokyo, there is a Monorail that is also named after it.
However, do you know that this bird is actually a migrant bird? The bird lives in the Tokyo Bay from autumn to spring, and in distant Siberia for the rest of the time. So the bird that we actually see in summer is a Black-tailed gull (a seagull that meows like a cat). They can be distinguished by the color of their beaks and feet. The red one is yurikamome (Larus ridibundus) and the yellow one is Black-tailed gull .These two kinds of birds can be seen in the spring. Do you want to look for them?
Aqua City Odaiba
This is a large shopping center opened in 2000. The most popular place is Tokyo Ramen Kokugi-kan Mai, which is a national famous shop in Japan, attracting lots of Ramen lovers from home and abroad to taste it. In addition, all kinds of fashion shops and restaurants, as well as the United Cinemas equipped with 4DX® technology are worth visiting.
- 1-7-1 Odaiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Furthermore, the belvedere on the third floor is linked to the Symbol Promenade Park/ West Promenade. When you can see the Tokyo Statue of Liberty on your right side, and when you can see the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba in front of you, just turn left and go south.
When you cross the monorail the Yurikamome Line and highway, and look to the left when you see Flame of Freedom on your right, you can see a Unicorn Gundam Robot model about 20 meters high standing there. Realistic armor modeling and exquisite detail processing are sure to be looked at even by people who aren't Gundam lovers.
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
This is a large shopping mall opened in April 2012. It has gathered Tokyo's famous shops, the largest food court "Tokyo Gourmet Stadium", the top clothing brands at home and abroad, and even the large-scale commercial facilities such as "City Farm BBQ Terrace" and skatepark which have been set up on the roof. Of course, the most important thing is that the Life-sized Unicorn Gundam Statue can be seen.
- 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
The Symbol Promenade Park / Central Plaza, located diagonally in front of the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, has been known for various events such as the Oktoberfest. If you are lucky, you may encounter pleasant sacrificial activities.
Then you can walk diagonally along the Symbol Promenade Park / Center Promenade toward the Life-sized Unicorn Gundam Statue to the Tokyo Big Sight. You can see the huge buildings on the right and a very conspicuous giant ferris wheel, which is famous as the landmark of the Odaiba.
Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
In this interactive museum, you can learn and experience advanced science and technology through various methods such as exhibition, video, online media, etc.
There are interesting exhibitions and facilities in this museum. In the Curiosity Field, you can enjoy the interactive exhibition with your children and experience scientific "perspectives". At "Geo-Cosmos" in the shape of our earth, you can see the moving clouds shown on the latest LED screen.
Even if this is your first visit, you can get suggestions of exhibitions from the intelligent AI "reco!".
- 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Get off at Telecom Center Station, the nearest station to the museum, and walk about 5 minutes to get to the museum.
What's more, take another 6 minutes of walk towards the sea and you can get to the Museum of Maritime Science, where you can experience the combination of advanced science and boats. If you have enough time, you can walk towards Odaiba, appreciate the plants in Shiokaze Park while bathing yourself in enjoyable seaside wind.
Museum of Maritime Science
The main museum in the shape of boat, which attracts public attention, was closed from May 2022 and the museum expose models of research vessel, patrol boat, Aegis warship as well as the Japanese Sea in the branch museum where you can learn the culture of sea and boats for free.
In outdoor exhibitions, you can feel the seaside wind and experince the actual size screw propeller as well as the Antarctic research ship SOYA. Adults and children can equally enjoy themselves here.
- 3-1 Higashi-yashio, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Get off at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal station, walk for 2 minutes and you will see the giant boat-shaped building. After your experience of the history of boats, you can choose to walk about 15 minutes and get to DiverCity Tokyo Plaza for shopping or eating, or you can choose to past your time in bay areas where all kinds of needs can be met and look at the sea at ease.