41 Things to do in Odaiba, Japan- Attractions in Japan
Updated: Jan 15, 2022
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Odaiba is located on a beautiful artificial island in the city of Tokyo. Odaiba is known for its shopping areas, rainbow bridge, statue of liberty, and many other landmarks. However, when people think of Odaiba, they are drawn immediately to the dazzling Gundam Robot. In this article, I introduce you to 41 things to do in Odaiba. These attractions including the following: (1) Mori Art Museum, (2) Ferris wheel (during the day), (3) Ferris wheel at night, (4) Flame of freedom statue, (5) Street karts, (6) Tokyo Tower view, (7) Love sign, (8) Concerts, (9) Statue of liberty, (10) Lego land discovery center, (11) Pirate restaurant, (12) German food, (13) Colorful bars, (14) Gundam docks, (15) Skate park restaurant, (16) green tea ice cream, (17) small gun dam, (18) Dog department and cafe, (19) Gun pla (20) Ramen, (21) Deck’s Tokyo beach love sign, (22) Trick art museum, (23) Drone world, (24) Fuji Television, (25) Gundam day transformation, (26) Gundam night transformation, (27) Mega history garage, (28) Green sculptures, (29) Tree illuminations, (30) Venus Fort illumination, (31) magic tricks, (32) ice skating, (33) rainbow bridge view, (34) Illuminating balls, (35) Human gundam, (36) wedding photography, (37) Round One, (38) Gundam cafe, (39) Maruetsu, (40 ) Joypolis, and (41) Japanese snacks.
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TEAM LAB BORDERLESS
The new, awe-inspiring, futuristic, innovative and the world’s first Digital Art museum opened on June 21, 2018 in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan. The museum– the Mori Building Digital Arts Museum Team Lab borderless– was designed by Team lab. The Team lab was found by Toshiyuki Inoko in 2001. The museum was created by 5 digital artists that eventually expanded to 500 people. Today, Team lab is an interdisciplinary group of brilliant engineers, mathematicians, designers, programmers, scientists, musicians, architects, and animators, who collectively devote full energy to create unprecedented digital art with technology. Utilizing 470 projectors and 520 computers to create the latest digital art (with light and color), the place is massive with a colossal and sprawling 10,000 square meter of space. You certainly will not experience boredom observing more than 50 exhibits at Team lab. The dream like universe opens up another whole three dimension that gives you a sensory overload.
2. FERRIS WHEEL DURING THE DAY
The 377 feet Daikanransha, which in Japanese is “big wheel,” is a popular attraction in Odaiba. This Ferris wheel, located next to Venus Fort, offers incredible views of the city of Odaiba. The price for a 16 minute ride is 900 yen or $8.79. The hours of operation are from 1000 to 2200 on weekdays and from 1000-2300 on weekends.
3. FERRIS WHEEL AT NIGHT
You can also ride the Ferris wheel at night to get a great view of the nightlife in Odaiba. It is an incredible experience to survey the beautiful island of Odaiba.
4. FLAME OF FREEDOM STATUE
Having the appearance of a silver bullet, the 88 feet flame of freedom statue was donated by France in 1998 to celebrate the French year in Japan. It is next to the Gundam Statue.
5. STREET KARTS
You can ride in fast street karts across the stunning rainbow bridge, around the Tokyo Tower, and through Odaiba. The company is called Street Kart Tokyo. This attraction gives you the great opportunity to explore the streets of Odaiba and test your driving skills in Tokyo.
6. TOKYO TOWER VIEW
At night you can get a magnificent view of the beaming and shiny Tokyo Tower. It is perfectly situated in the vicinity of the spectacular and glowing rainbow bridge.
7. LOVE SIGN
Couples congregate to capture those perfect photos of themselves next to this beautiful illuminating sign. The sign is located next to the State of Liberty and the sign truly captures the essence of Odaiba.
There are concerts happening all over Japan. In fact, Odaiba is a very popular spot for famous Japanese concert artists. The several concerts I watched took place next to the Gundam statue– a perfect place to hold a concert.
This 40 foot State of Liberty was temporarily erected by 1998 as a tribute to Japan’s relationship with France. The statue though was made permanent in Odaiba in 2000. It has become a very iconic feature in Japan.
What is very impressive about the Odaiba statute of liberty is that its backdrop is the beautiful and stunning rainbow bridge.
10. LEGO LAND
The Legoland Discovery center is an amazing place for both kids and family. You can have the opportunity to observe mini land, which is constructed from an astounding 1.5 million lego bricks. This exciting place features other attractions such as the Lego 4d cinema, kingdom quest, Dino explorer, and so forth. You can even find a cafe in this cool place.
11. PIRATE RESTAURANT
The Pirate theme restaurant is located on the 5th floor of the Aqua City mall. This restaurant offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Tokyo Tower, Rainbow bridge, and the ocean. The restaurant sets the scene of a ship, where you can find pirate booty, skulls and other pirate objects. The waitresses are dressed in pirate costumes and you get the feel that you are dining with pirates. The tasty brownie dessert in the shell plate just added to the delightful experience at this restaurant.
12. GERMAN FOOD
During the summer time around July and August, it is very common to find German vending stands selling all kinds of delicious German food. The vending stands are usually positioned next to the Gundam statue. Many kinds of savory German sausages are sold there.
13. GREEN AND WHITE Structures
These cool green and white and yellow and white striped structures located outside the Odaiba-kaihinkoen station. These structures are perfect for an awesome photograph shot after exiting the train station.
14. GUNDAM DOCKS
The Gundam Docks is a large scale event that uniquely features an exhibit of 21 creatively designed plastic model Gundam figurines meticulously lined up in rows. This event started in Hong Kong in 2013 and made its way to Odaiba in 2018.
15. SKATE PARK
The HNLA Skygarden skate park allows you to skateboard and view the beautiful views of Odaiba. If you decide not to stake board, you can watch people perform amazing tricks while you eat a sumptuous lunch or dinner at Wahoo’s tacos, which is located on the roof of the Diver’s City Mall. The hours of operation are from 1000 to 2200.
16. GREEN TEA ICE CREAM
Your trip is not complete without having oishi soft green tea ice cream at Nana’s green tea. This ice cream is created from Matcha, which originated in a city of Kyoto called Uji. This match is a perfect treat especially on a sunny day.
17. SMALL GUNDAM
After you take photos of the large Unicorn Gundam outside, you can step inside the Diver City mall and take another picture, but of a smaller Gundam. This Gundam is about 4ft tall. I have enjoyed collecting Gundam figures. Gundam figures are very popular in Japan and many of the figures have been out of stock in some stores in Japan.
18. DOG DEPARTMENT AND CAFE
If you are a dog lover, this dog friendly cafe is a must here in Odaiba. This place not only serves delicious foods like spaghetti, rice dishes, curry, desserts, and refreshing drinks, but it even has a dog menu as well. When it comes to dog bowls, you can definitely find some cute ones.
The Gunpla is located in the Diver’s City Mall. The Gunpla features over 1000 unique and brilliantly designed Gundam figures. If you are fan of Gundam like me, you could easily spend a couple of hours there. Read more...
When you come to Odaiba, you must try Ramen. There are Ramen shops in the Divers City Mall. Try the delicious Kyurin, Yottekoya, and Ramen Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mall.. These are excellent ramen restaurants.
21. DECK’S TOKYO BEACH LOVE SIGN