Odaiba is an artificial island created in the Tokyo bay. Its name comes out in various anime (Digimon Adventure, Lupin III etc.) and is one of the most recommended places in all Tokyo for shopping, thanks to its huge and numerous shopping mall, which could take you away an entire day! But this isn’t all what Odaiba is about, so here it is a list of some of the most enjoyable things to do when in Odaiba.

Check out the Gundam Café

And when in Odaiba, it must be Gundam. Have fun tasting interesting gundam-themed food while in Gundam Cafè, it’s an experience that will surely brighten up your day, as you will be greeted by a cosplaying staff, who recreate some character of this famous anime. While you’re relaxing with a Mobile Suit Latte, we also recommend trying also the “gundaman”, a gundam-shaped nikuman.

Address: Diver City Tokyo Plaza 2F, 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto 135-0064, Tokyo Prefecture

Access: about 12 min walk from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Website: http://g-cafe.jp/en/

 http://g-cafe.jp/odaiba/menu/takeout/ (Japanese only)

Price: ¥500 – ¥1,000

Visit the Takoyaki Museum

If you’re a fan of Osaka’s takoyaki, this will be your heaven. With an impressive selection of the most different takoyaki types, it’s guaranteed that you won’t be disappointed. This street food theme park offers also vast options for your souvenirs, making it the best place to learn a bit of useful history and information about this so much-loved food.

Address: Decks Tokyo Beach Seaside Mall 4F, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku Tokyo

Access: about 5 min walk from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Website: https://www.odaiba-decks.com/en/takoyaki/

Price: average ¥1,000

Shopping at the Venus Fort

Venus Fort is a shopping mall designed to resemble a medieval European village. The atmosphere becomes more and more surreal just by looking at the ceiling, which is replaced by a displayed, magical sky. The shopping mall consists into 3 floors: the first focuses more on fashion, with a lot of interesting outlets. The second floor is more in the cosmetics and accessories side, collecting some of the most famous Japanese and overseas brands. Finally, the third floor is thought for families, with pet and toy shops.

Address: 1 Chome-3-15 Aomi Koto-ku, Tokyo

Access: it takes about 10 minutes walking from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Website: https://www.venusfort.co.jp/multi/index_e.html

Get Lost in Aqua City Odaiba

Here you can find a cinema, a Shinto shrine, the Fuji Tv’s café and of course so many shops that will make your head spinning! There are also many children care open spaces, and a bunch of restaurants serving various kinds of food. If you want to go more for the entertainment than the shopping, how about a stop at Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mai? They gather 6 different ramen shops from all over Japan in one place! It’s located on the 5th floor!

Address: 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access: about 6 min walk from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Website: http://www.aquacity.jp.e.yp.hp.transer.com/lng/top/

Taste Japanese delicacies at Gonapachi

What is best of a relaxing break in a traditional Japanese izakaya, having a taste of the local cuisine? Here at Gonapachi restaurant you can have a good rest after a day of shopping, enjoying the view outside the large, scenographic windows! The staff is very kind, and the internal style will bring you at ease right away.

Address: Mediage 4F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access: about 10 minutes’ walk from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Website: http://gonpachi.jp/?page_id=20/#_shopinfo (Japanese only)

Price: ¥1,000 – ¥3,000

Discover the Madame Tussauds Museum

Particular activity offered by Odaiba is without doubts the Madam Tussauds wax museum. Easy to find and full of interesting features, this museum will also enable you to interact with wax characters, that are being designed very much like we have always seen them in real life or in television, with their typical gestures and poses. If booked online in advance, you will also have the chance to save some extra ¥500 to grab something to drink on the go!

Address: Decks Tokyo Beach Island Mall 3F, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access: 5 minutes’ walk from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Website: https://www.madametussauds.jp/en/

Price: ¥2,000 for entrance

Have an European lunch in Café la Boheme

If you want to quit for a turn with Asian food this restaurant choice is guaranteed to bring you in Europe with a snap of fingers. Café la Boheme is a clean and elegant Italian cuisine restaurant, that will offer you a large selection of wines and champagne, to match with some sophisticated dishes such as oysters and premium quality cold cuts appetizers.

Address: Mediage 4F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access: about 10 min walk from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Website: http://www.boheme.jp/odaiba/?lang=en

Price: ¥1,000 – ¥3,000

Relax in Tokyo Odaiba Oedo-Onsen Monogatari

Tokyo Odaiba Oedo-Onsen Monogatari offers a very original, and at the same time traditional, way to enjoy hot springs. The thermal waters of this Onsen will warm up both your mind and body, making you feel refreshed and ready to start a new day of discoveries. Particularity of this hot springs is that it recreates an Edo-period atmosphere, given the fact that it is by all means a theme park. So, you will be able to rent a yukata included in the entrance fee and troll around an historical setting.

Address: 2-6-3 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Access: 15 min by yurikamome train from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Website: http://daiba.ooedoonsen.jp/en/

Price: Adult ¥2,612, Children ¥1,058, No fee for children under age 4

Visit the Fuji TV Building

The headquarters of Fuji TV is one of the most stunning buildings in all Japan. The most popular attraction seems to be a big steel sphere that serves as an observation deck. Lately it’s become a must to take a photo from there, with all the beautiful Odaiba landscape of the scene. The building is made of 25 floors, and every day it surely doesn’t lack of many visitors. Suitable for every age, the Fuji Tv building tour is even more enriched with seasonal events and special large-scale activities.

Address: 2-4-8 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access: 10 min walk from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Website: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/en/visit_fujitv.html

Price: ¥550 to enter the spherical observation deck

Watch the night lights of the Rainbow Bridge

Finally, to enjoy the beauty of the night, the Rainbow Bridge is the most recommended view. It links Odaiba with the Tokyo Waterfront, crossing Tokyo Bay underneath. Especially at dusk fall, the suggestive vistas that you’ll see from the bridge will take your breath away. Also watching the bridge from some of the already stated restaurants, like Café la Boheme, will also be amazing because of the rainbow colored led lights of the bridge.


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