Odaiba and the giant Gundam

Odaiba お台場  is a city in Tokyo,  to be more precise it is a artificial island in the Tokyo bay. It as a wonderful view of Tokyo and the Rainbow bridge. I prefer the view at night, it as a crazy vibe to it. It could be classified has magical, from my point of view. I would even recommend taking a little boat bus from Asakusa to Odaiba. It’s a wonderful, nice trip that takes about 1H30 and cost around 1000yen.  5pm is a great time to take the boat, it’s also really romantic for those of you with their loved ones.

Odaiba is a popular shopping and sightseeing destination for Tokyoites and tourists alike. It as a lot of attractions: The Decks Tokyo Beach shopping mall, Aqua City shopping center, Shiokaze park, Museum of Maritime Science, a beach,the  Daikanransha which is a huge Ferris wheel and much more. The architecture is really modern and pleasing to watch. The Fuji Television  building is a must see.

This summer something got me all exited. Starting from July to August a 1.1 scale RX78 Gundam would be standing in the middle of Shiokaze Park in Odaiba. For those who are wondering what’s a Gundam, It’s pretty easy, Gundam is a popular Japanese animation series. An RX78 is a big giant robot that was feature in the animation. The Bandai corporation producers of the Gundam series wanted to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Gundam original series.  So there I was standing in front of a 18 meter Gundam. Fan or not it was really special. Unfortunately it was there only for 2 months which I think was a mistake, but hey who am I to say a word.

If you plan to go in the Tokyo area during a trip to Japan be sure to check the Odaiba Area

Easily accessible  via the automated Yurikamome transit system from Shimbashi and Toyosu. There is the Rinkai Line. City buses offer cheaper if slower access. Ferries connect Odaiba with Asakusa running along the Sumida River and the Kasai Rinkai Park in eastern Tokyo.

2 Comments

  1. I went to odaiba 3 years ago it’s a really nice place to vist plus the night view like you suggested is a must
    great blog

  2. Really nice pictures Im a gundam fan I wish I saw that one! Cool blog


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