The Odaiba Seaside Park area, which was the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics venue, is a great place to soak up the city's unique beach and resort atmosphere. With a science museum in the neighborhood, visitors of all ages can enjoy themselves. From Odaiba, you can take a cruise ship to Asakusa for spectacular views of the city by the sea.
Start from Shimbashi Station on the Yurikamome Line ➡5 min. walk from Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station on the Yurikamome Line ➡National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation ➡15 min. walk from Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station to Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station ➡Rainbow Bridge ➡15 min. walk ➡Odaiba Kaihin Koen ➡1 min. walk Take the water bus from Odaiba Kaihin Koen Terminal of Tokyo Sightseeing Steamship ➡Disembark at Asakusa Terminal of Tokyo Sightseeing Steamship ➡5 min. walk ➡Senso-ji Temple
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
At the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), you can enjoy learning about ongoing science and technology, including the latest technology, the global environment, space exploration, and the wonders of life.
Inside the museum is “Geo-Cosmos,” the world’s first Earth display that uses approximately 10,000 state-of-the-art LED panels. The cloud images projected on the surface are realistic images of the Earth taken from space over the past 90 days. The latest information is updated daily, allowing visitors to check the Earth as it is now.
Be sure to also check out the exhibits related to science and space, such as “Orta,” a mechanical human that allows visitors to experience the evolution of science, and an exhibit that reproduces the International Space Station.
Location: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
The Rainbow Bridge connects central Tokyo and Odaiba. The impressive bridge has a double structure, with the upper level being a highway and the lower level being a public roadway and the Yurikamome railway line. You can cross this Rainbow Bridge on foot; it takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Take a different route to and from the bridge to enjoy the different views.
Location: 3-33-19 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Odaiba Seaside Park
Odaiba is a popular tourist spot that combines nature and greenery with futuristic landscapes, like the Rainbow Bridge. Odaiba Kaihin Park, located in the corner of the park, hosted the 32nd Olympic Games (2020/Tokyo) of triathlon and marathon swimming, and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic cycling (road) and triathlon.
Here you’ll find sandy beaches and rocky shores surrounding a quiet cove, and an excellent feature of the park is the view of the buildings in the city center on the opposite shore. There is an observatory, running courses, and a marine house with showers and lockers, and on holidays, people enjoy beach sports and yoga. It is a popular place to relax and enjoy the resort atmosphere.
Location: 1-4 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The water bus is a highly recommended way to get from Odaiba to central Tokyo. You can take a water bus from Odaiba Kaihin Park to Asakusa, and there are four services a day from Odaiba Kaihin Park to Asakusa.
Some boats, such as the “Hotaruna,” which resembles a spaceship designed by manga/anime master Leiji Matsumoto, allow passengers to go up to the rooftop deck and enjoy the view of the bay area.
The water bus service is limited and may be canceled due to weather, so please check the operation in advance.
Location: 1-4-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Asakusa is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo. Since the Edo period (1603-1867), Asakusa developed as the center of culture and commerce under the Tokugawa Shogunate and was the center of the downtown area that supported Tokyo then.
The symbol of Asakusa is Sensoji Temple; at 1,400 years old, it’s the oldest temple in Tokyo. The Nakamise shopping street stretches straight toward the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) with its large red lanterns, and the main hall is always bustling. In addition to the main hall, the spacious temple grounds are dotted with spots for praying for good fortunes. Visitors can enjoy just strolling around the temple grounds, which change their appearance with the seasons.
Location: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Ningyo-yaki is one of Tokyo’s traditional sweets. Many stores selling Ningyo-yaki line Nakamise-dori Street in the precincts of Senso-ji Temple. Freshly baked dolls are exceptionally delicious.