This route takes visitors around the Ariake Tennis Forest, which is considered the home of tennis in Japan. Traveling through a diverse variety of spots, including art facilities utilizing the latest digital technology, the iconic Toyosu (seafood) Market, and the historical garden of a former Tokugawa Shogun's family.
Start from Shin-Toyosu Station on the Yurikamome Line ➡1min. walk from Shin-Toyosu Station ➡TeamLab Planets TOKYO DMM.com ➡Shin-Toyosu Station on the Yurikamome Line to Ichiba-mae Station ➡Toyosu Market ➡Ariake Tennis Forest ➡8min. walk from Ariake Station on the Yurikamome Line ➡Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line 3min. walk ➡Fuji TV Observation Deck ➡7min. walk from East Exit of Yurikamome "Shiodome" Station ➡Hama-rikyu Gardens
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Located a minute’s walk from Shin Toyosu Station on the Yurikamome Line, it’s an art gallery that refines what a gallery can be.
Take off your shoes, go barefoot, and enjoy the sensation of being immersed in a super-sized space of artworks that are fully immersive.
Each work in the museum utilizes cutting-edge technology that stimulates all the senses, including sight, sound, and touch. The art here is interactive and transforms according to the viewer’s movements, giving visitors the sensation of being a part of the art.
Be sure to put aside two hours to make the most of your time here and get ready for an art experience you’ll never forget.
Location: 6-1-16 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
The Toyosu Market, a central wholesale market, was relocated from Tsukiji and opened in 2018.
Considered by many of the city’s iconic culinary figures as ‘Tokyo’s Kitchen’, it is a vibrant place where the best of the best of Tokyo’s food industry, including wholesalers and chefs, source the highest quality ingredients.
The market is open to food industry workers, however, tourists and other domestic and foreign visitors can also visit select parts of the market and enjoy the world-class culinary offerings.
The public is allowed to enter three areas: the “Fisheries Wholesale Hall” and “Management Facilities Building” (7th Street), where you can observe tuna auctions; the “Fruits and Vegetables Building” (5th Street), where you can observe vegetable auctions; and the “Fisheries Wholesale Hall” (6th Street), which includes “Uogashi Yokocho” where you can buy professional goods and souvenirs. General visitors can enter from 5:00 a.m. and observe the auction of the marine products and fruit and vegetable departments.
Location: 6-3 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Local tip: If you visit Toyosu Market, try the sushi and kaisendon (seafood bowls) filled with fresh seafood from the market.
Ariake Tennis Forest
Ariake Tennis Forest Park was the home of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic tennis competitions.
Ariake Colosseum, which can accommodate 10,000 people, is an all-weather multipurpose stadium with a sliding retractable roof system. It’s used for a wide range of international and domestic tennis tournaments, including the Japan Open and the Toray Pan Pacific, and for entertainment events.
The park also has a lawn area, promenade, and jogging course, making it a popular spot for daily sports activities for residents in the neighborhood.
Location: 2-2-22 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Fuji Television Network Observation Deck
One of the most striking buildings in Odaiba is Fuji Television’s headquarters. The building –with its large silvery sphere – is a landmark of Odaiba, and was designed by Kenzo Tange, one of Japan’s leading architects.
The spherical part of the building is a paid observation deck that offers a panoramic view of the Tokyo waterfront area. From the deck “Hachitama” on the 25th floor of Fuji Television Network, you can see the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, and other iconic Tokyo spots, and on a fine winter day, you can even see Mt. Fuji.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the city from a whole new perspective.
Location: 2-4-8 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Located a seven-minute walk from Shiodome Station on the Yurikamome Line, Hamarikyu Gardens is a designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a Special Historic Site.
Originally the falconry grounds of the Tokugawa shoguns, the garden was built as the “Hamagoten,” a villa for successive shoguns. In 1870, after the Meiji Restoration, the garden became a detached palace under the jurisdiction of the Imperial Household Ministry and was frequently visited by Emperor Meiji. One of the highlights of the park is the contrast between the traditional landscape of the garden, which was built more than 360 years ago, and the modern high-rise buildings in the background.
English-language tours of the park are available for foreign visitors throughout the week.
Location: 1-1 Hamarikyu Gardens, Chuo-ku, Tokyo