Odaiba#5 in Best Things To Do in Tokyo
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Envision a mini Atlantis rising out of the water, conveniently right next to downtown Tokyo. That's Odaiba. This neighborhood/mini-island situated on the Tokyo Bay is a hub of entertainment, eateries and eye-catching architecture, including the futuristic-looking Fuji Television building. Some of the area's top attractions include the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and the relaxing Odaiba Seaside Park, which comes equipped with its own beach and Tokyo's own Statue of Liberty. There's also a host of amusement parks the kids will no doubt enjoy. In Tokyo Leisure Land in Palette Town, you'll also find go-karts in Mega Web and one of the world's largest Ferris wheels.
There's also the Legoland Discovery Center. DiverCity Tokyo Plaza and Decks Tokyo Beach facility offers lots in the way of dining and shopping in addition to entertainment options. Meanwhile, adults will likely be drawn to the Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari, a natural hot springs theme park where visitors can walk around in traditional yukata robes while dipping their toes in one of the 13 varieties of baths available. But, aside from the many distractions on Odaiba, the gorgeous views across the water have most eyes turned back toward downtown. And at night, the Rainbow Bridge electrifies the glittering skyline with glorious colors.
Travelers say there is so much to do in Odaiba, that you're going to need more than a day to properly see everything. The best way to tackle this tourist-friendly area is to pick out what you want to do ahead of time. Travelers definitely recommended the shopping, as a number of brand name stores can be found here. Travelers also suggested sticking around for views of the twinkling city lights at night, which can be seen from multiple points of Odaiba. Visitors do note that while there is a beach at Odaiba Seaside Park, swimming isn't advised.
You can visit this amenity-packed island anytime, any day, though individual businesses have their own hours. There are multiple metro stops that service Odaiba, including Kokusai-tenjijo-seimon and Odaiba-kaihinkoen stations. For more information about Odaiba, visit the Tokyo Tourism Board website.
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