Thursday, May 21, 2015

Odaiba! It's more than the Giant Gundam Robot!

1. Palette Town, an amusement center consisting of VenusFort shopping mall (part of which has outlet shops), Mega Web (has the Toyota Museum and showcase center, and Tokyo Leisure land an indoor amusement center  with a kick ass Ferris Wheel.

2. A beach with a mini Statue of Liberty

3. 3 Malls: Aqua City, Diver City and DECKS Tokyo beach ( Has a Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and Legoland Discovery Center)

4. Fuji TV Headquarters

5. Ooedo Onsen Monogatari: a Traditional Japanese bathhouse

6. The 2 storey Gundam Robot!

Damage: Free (unless you try out the museums, bath house and the Ferris Wheel)

How to got there: Go to Shimbashi Station and take the Yurikamome Line ~ 460 Yen, or you can walk the Rainbow Bridge from Tamachi Station around  1 1/2 hrs.

If you're a foreigner like me, you probably want to go to Odaiba because of the huge Gundam Robot. I mean, who doesn't want to take a selfie with a huge robot right?! But I tell you, there is so much more to Odaiba than the robot!

Recommended: If you have a lot of time in Tokyo. If you want to sunbathe in a beach, looking for alternatives to the Tokyo Shopping Scene, try out a traditional bath house, check out the Gundam Robot, then try Odaiba! 

 Photo courtesy of the Official Tokyo Tourism Guide

If you plan to walk, just remember to follow the rainbow bridge and you wont get lost. You can actually see it from afar.

Once, you get to the start of the bridge, there's a building with an elevator going to the walking path on the side of the bridge.

On top of the bridge, you would see a port and a stunning seaside view of Tokyo

You couls also see the Fuji TV headquarters

The beach is quite nice. There are a few people sunbathing and doing paddle boarding.The sand is brown and fine.

If you want to immediately see the giant robot, go straight to the back of Diver city mall and be amaze! Actually, up close the robot looks like airplane parts that was built into a robot. At some days' it actually moves!

Yes, you can walk between the legs. But do mind your time beneath it because a lot of people would want to walk there too. 

Go to Palette Town and check out this car museum made by Toyota. The best thing about it is it's absolutely FREE!!!

The Toyota Showroom

 Outside, you can see the Ferris Wheel

The Venus Mall has a stunning Atrium. This mall has a lot of luxury brands and has a section of outlet shops. Some of which are luxury brands

Tokyo Big Sight international Exhibition Center

There was a slush convention when I visited this place

Hope this convince you to explore Odaiba!

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