Today Odaiba is a large tourist and leisure destination. It's the best place to see the Tokyo skyline. It's home to massive entertainment complexes, themed shopping malls, hotels, dining and residences.
Odaiba is one of the only spots in Tokyo where the ocean is accessible. Most of Tokyo's waterfront is heavily industrialized.
Odaiba is a popular place for young Tokyoites to go on a date.
Odaiba features some of Tokyo's most unique architecture. In particular, the Fuji Television building has an interesting design. It's possible to tour the building and peak in on a live television show. The building also has an excellent observation deck.
Another Odaiba building that has a observation deck is the Telecom Center.
Odaiba features a 110 meter (360 foot) tall ferris wheel.
Rainbow bridge connects Odaiba with Tokyo. It's an iconic part of Tokyo's waterfront.
Odaiba features several shopping malls including Decks Tokyo Beach, Aquacity Odaiba and Venus Fort.
Toyota has a massive showroom in the area called Toyota Mega Web.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari is a onsen theme park in Odaiba that's modeled after Edo-era onsen.
Odaiba has several large arcades including the three story Tokyo Joypolis and the massive Leisureland complex.
Tokyo Big Sight is a large convention center in Odaiba that hosts international events such as the Tokyo Motor Show.
A giant Gundam is constructed in Odaiba every summer.
Odaiba MapOdaiba is reachable by train, car and by foot. Most people take the train.
Check the Tokyo train route finder for the most convenient route to Odaiba from your location. The main stations in Odaiba are Tokyo Teleport and Daiba station.
For the scenic view, take the monorail across Rainbow Bridge. The Yurikamome monorail runs from Shimbashi on the Yamanote line to Daiba station. The train is driverless and does a interesting 360 loop to elevate to the height of the bridge.
Walk to the Rainbow Bridge from Tamachi station. It's a 4.2 kilometer (2.6 mile) trek from Tamachi to Odaiba.
The Rainbow Bridge affords stunning views of Tokyo and Tokyo Bay. Air quality isn't great due to proximity to the highway. There's no fare for the bridge. Pedestrians are allowed on the bridge from 09:00 - 18:00 (Nov to Mar) and 09:00 - 21:00 (Apr - Oct). Bicycles aren't permitted on the bridge.
Many attractions in Odaiba have plenty of parking. It's fairly common to drive to the area. Rainbow bridge is part of Route 482. Light motorcycles (under 50 cc) and motorcycles with passengers aren't permitted on the bridge.
Odaiba is ranked #1 of 19 best Tokyo neighborhoods for kids
Odaiba is ranked #1 of 5 best places for a date in Tokyo
Odaiba is ranked #10 of 12 best Tokyo neighborhoods for hotels