The Oi Hockey Stadium, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games venue, is located along the Tokyo Monorail line connecting Haneda Airport and central Tokyo. Nearby you'll find a horse race track from which you can reach popular tourist spots like Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hills in about 30 minutes. This article is an introduction to places where you can enjoy some very different sides of Tokyo, from the e-sports to sky high views.
Start from Haneda Airport Terminal 3 ➡About 15 minutes on foot ➡Haneda Airport Boat Terminal ➡Under Jet Cruise off Haneda Airport ➡Tokyo Monorail "Haneda Airport Terminal 3" to "Oi Hockey Stadium" station ➡About 8 minutes on foot ➡Oi Hockey Stadium ➡10 minutes on foot ➡Oi Horse Racing Track ➡2 minutes on foot From "Oi Keiba-mae" station to "Hamamatsucho" station on Tokyo Monorail ➡10 min. walk ➡From "Daimon" station to "Akabanebashi" station on Subway Oedo line ➡5 min. walk ➡"RED゜TOKYO TOWER" in Tokyo Tower ➡5 min. walk ➡From "Akabanebashi" station to "Roppongi" station on Subway Oedo line 4 minutes walk from Exit 3 ➡Roppongi Hills
Haneda Airport is the gateway to the skies of Tokyo. The Under Jet Cruise is a cruise that offers a close-up view of airplanes from a cruiser docked offshore of Haneda Airport and is gaining popularity as a unique and fun way to enjoy aeronautical views.
The cruise ship arrives and departs near Haneda Airport Terminal 3. Over about one to two hours, you can watch the planes take off and land at the airport as you move between several under-jet viewing points. The sounds and sights of the planes as they pass overhead are nothing short of powerful! You can enjoy the airplanes, the sea, and the sky in an immersive fashion. Check the schedule in advance, as it varies depending on the weather and the day of the week.
Haneda Airport Terminal 3, where international flights arrive and depart, is home to many restaurants serving up classic Japanese fare like ramen and sushi. For authentic, delicious cuisine, be sure to check them out.
Oi Hockey Stadium
Surrounded by canals, Oi Futo Central Seaside Park is known as one of the best sports parks in Tokyo and was the site of the field hockey games during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The field hockey arena consists of the main pitch with stands that can accommodate approximately 2,600 spectators and a sub-pitch that can accommodate approximately 500 spectators, both of which are equipped with short-footed blue artificial turf that meets international standards for field hockey and watering facilities for competition.
The sports park, which also has a baseball field, tennis courts, and an athletic field, is surrounded by forest and water, and you can observe many wild birds in the immediate vicinity. It’s a great place to enjoy both sports and nature.
Location: 4-1-19 Yashio, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (main pitch)
Oi Racecourse, nicknamed “Tokyo City Kougei (TCK),” was established in 1950. Located in the heart of the city, it is one of the most famous racetracks in Japan.
In addition to hosting the most prestigious dirt races, such as the Teio-sho and the Tokyo Grand Prix, the “Twinkle Race” is a popular night race illuminated by glittering evening lights. In addition to enjoying the spectacular running of the racehorses, various events are held, and gourmet food is served, making it a popular leisure spot where visitors can easily spend an entire day.
Location: 2-1-2 Katsushima, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
RED゜TOKYO TOWER e-sports facility in Tokyo Tower
RED゜TOKYO TOWER” is an esports theme park newly established inside Tokyo Tower, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. This is a hot spot where visitors can experience more than 20 types of attractions, including physical esports such as e-basketball and e-bouldering, as well as VR competitions, in a facility covering approximately 5,600 m2.
The stadium, equipped with the world’s most advanced XR technology, also hosts competitions and events. Visitors can enjoy another dimension of the entertainment experience where the real and virtual intersect. While sightseeing at Tokyo Tower, be sure to give the esports games a try!
Location:1F, 3F~5F Foot Town, TOKYO TOWER, 4-2-8 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Roppongi Hills Observation Deck "Tokyo City View"
The “Tokyo City View” observation deck at Roppongi Hills is a must-see and is at its best at the end of the day. From a height of 250 meters above sea level of 11-meter glass wall space, you can see the Tokyo Tower, Tokyo SkyTree, Rainbow Bridge, and other landmarks of Tokyo. Because there are no obstructions in the surrounding area, the view is breathtaking no matter where you look.
The view at dusk, when the sky changes color from moment to moment, and at night, when the city is illuminated, is particularly dramatic. The Sky Deck on the rooftop is also a great place to enjoy stargazing.
For the best of both worlds, check out the Sky Gallery that is used as a venue for exhibitions located on the indoor observation deck, which allows visitors to enjoy pop culture while enjoying a panoramic view of the city of Tokyo.
Location: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F/R, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo