Things to Do in Odaiba – Sightseeing, Shopping, Restaurants and More

Odaiba is one of Tokyo's most exciting destinations. With an abundance of unique things to do, shopping options and restaurants to choose from, you won't get bored in a hurry.

Odaiba, Tokyo

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Odaiba, an artificial island just off Tokyo Bay, has become immensely popular with locals and foreigners alike. Originally constructed in the Edo-era as a means to defend the Japanese capital from attack, it now serves a somewhat less critical purpose, acting as one of Tokyo’s most popular shopping, entertainment and dining areas. Connected to Tokyo by the magnificent Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba is a breeze to get to and promises a full day’s worth of excitement. 

In what follows we’ll guide you through Odaiba’s best attractions, greatest restaurants and give you all the information you’ll need to get there and enjoy yourself.

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Odaiba Gundam Statue & Gundam Front

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Gundam Statue

The mammoth Gundam Statue outside of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza certainly lets you know you’ve arrived in Odaiba. Built in 2009, the statue stands at 59 feet, dwarfing everything around it. The statue is perfectly detailed, with clenched metallic fists, a moving head and even the ability to emit smoke. If that wasn’t enough, from 17:00 to 23:00 each evening the statue is illuminated and at set times (19:30, 20:20, 21:30) a video projection onto the side of DiverCity brings Gundam to life. There are also different shows at noon, 15:00, 17:00, 20:00 and 21:00. Catch a glimpse of Gundam while you still can, the statue is due to be taken down in March 2017. 

 

Gundam Cafe & Store

Inside DiverCity, just a few steps from the statue, find the official Gundam Cafe and Store. As you’d expect, everything is Gundam themed, including the drinks and snacks. Given that there’s no seating, it’s more of a gift shop with an added take away counter, but for Gundam fans, it’ll be worth it for the novelty. 

 

Gundam Front

Head up to DiverCity’s seventh floor, where Gundam Front awaits you. A kind of Gundam theme park-cum-museum, it will certainly not disappoint any fan of the show. Home to over 1,000 models and a whole host of other memorabilia, there’s a lot to see, plus, the viewing platform gives some of the best views of the statue located just outside.

Tickets cost 1,000 yen for adults and 800 yen for school-aged children if bought in advance (easily done from any convenience store). Tickets bought on the day cost 1,200 yen for adults and 1,000 yen for children. Gundam Front is open from 10:00 to 21:00 everyday. 

 

Odaiba Gundam Access

The two closest stops are Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line) and Odaibakaihinkoen Station (Yurikamome Line). 

Address: 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

Odaiba Onsen – Oedo Onsen Monogatari

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Oedo Onsen is a hot spring theme park with an Edo-period feel. The onsen offers 13 different indoor and outdoor baths as well as various restaurants and other entertainment activities. 

For the complete lowdown, check out Odaiba’s Best Onsen – Oedo Onsen Monogatari.

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

Odaiba Attractions & Sightseeing

Palette Town

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Palette Town is a shopping and entertainment complex composed of several different parts. At its centre is Venus Fort, a novel shopping mall designed to mimic the aesthetics of Renaissance Europe, complete with ornate fountains, doric columns and grand porticos. To top it off, at night, a projection of a clear, star-studded Mediterranean sky is beamed onto the ceiling. Also in Palette Town is Sun Walk, a collection of shops dedicated to pets. Here, you can have your pet pampered, eat in a pet cafe or even rent a pet to take for a walk. Not as bizarre as it may sound for Tokyoites with limited room at home.  

 

Zepp DiverCity

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A 2,500 capacity venue just down the road from its sister venue, Zepp Tokyo. This is one of Tokyo’s larger music venues, playing host to acts from Japan and further afield. It is equidistant from Daiba and Tokyo Teleport stations. 

Address: DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

 

Fuji TV Building

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Fuji TV, one of Japan’s private TV networks, is headquartered in Odaiba at the Fuji TV Building. Here, visitors can take the opportunity to visit exhibits dedicated to popular TV programs and explore the studios where they are filmed. Fuji TV also has a souvenir shop and an observation deck offering an amazing view of the whole of Odaiba City. The building, with its impressive sphere and scaffolding-like structure, is striking and thus difficult to miss. 

Facilities include the Hachitama Spherical Observation Room (admission fee: 500 yen), Mezama Sky (morning television set), a rooftop garden, Fuji TV Wonder Street (a walkway filled with Fuji TV memorabilia), Sazae-san Shop and, for a limited-time, Chibi Maruko Chan Cafe. 

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

 

Rainbow Bridge

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Rainbow Bridge is one of Tokyo’s most recognisable landmarks, a sprawling suspension bridge which connects Odaiba with the rest of the city. Though primarily for road traffic, if you want to traverse Tokyo Bay on foot, there is also a pedestrian walkway which takes roughly one hour from end to end. The bridge is illuminated from early evening until midnight and is quite the spectacle.

Address: Minato, Tokyo

 

Telecom Center

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The observatory deck in the Telecom Center provides a spectacular view of Tokyo Bay, taking in sights including Tokyo Gate Bridge, Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and even Mount Fuji on a clear day. Grab a table by the window and enjoy the panorama at your leisure. 

Telecom Center Observatory Admission Fee: 500 yen

Address: 2-5-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

 

Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science

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Also known also as the National Museum of Emerging Science, Miraikan’s exhibitions lean toward environmental issues, robotics, information technology, biology and space exploration. Visitors have the chance to participate in experiments and demonstrations, making it a fully interactive and family-friendly museum. 

For more info, check out Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation – Your Guide.

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

 

Toyota Mega Web

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Tokyo Mega Web is a cross between a car museum and a car theme park. Find here a showroom displaying Toyota’s latest models, car equipment and technology. You’ll even have the chance to go for a test ride (if you have a valid Japanese driving license, that is). Additionally, learn all about Toyota’s impressive history.

Address: 1-3-12 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

 

Odaiba Ferris Wheel – Daikanransha

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This is one of the largest Ferris wheels in Japan, offering a nice view of Tokyo Bay and Odaiba City. The wheel is 115 meters tall and it takes 15 minutes to complete a turn. Each cabin has six seats.

Price: 920 yen

Address: Palette Town, 1-3-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

 

Panasonic Center

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The Panasonic Center is a showroom for the latest products and technology made by the Panasonic Corporation. See their latest cameras, TVs, Nintendo games, home appliances and many more innovations. Especially enjoyable is RiSuPia, an interactive, child-friendly museum dedicated to maths and science. Other facilities include Life Solutions (dedicated to sustainable living), Wonder Life-BOX (a glimpse into the company’s vision of the future), Atrium Exhibition (dedicated to Panasonic’s Olympic sponsorship), Active Learning Camp (a learning space with an Olympic theme), Nintendo Game Front (a look at Nintendo innovations) and Cafe E-FEEL. 

Address: 3-5-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo

 

Odaiba Seaside Park (Kaihin Koen)

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An artificial beach on the edge of Odaiba Bay, Odaiba Seaside Park is an ideal spot for some downtime in between sightseeing. If you’re looking for something a little more active, however, in the warmer months, why not try your hand a windsurfing or fishing. On from the beach is Daiba Park, an Edo-style patch of greenery, as well as Shiokaze Park, home to a grand fountain. Up on the skywalk, you’ll find a scale replica of the Statue of Liberty. At night, Odaiba Seaside Park’s views toward the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo beyond are particularly breathtaking. 

Address: 1-4-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

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Madame Tussauds, the world-famous wax figure museum, has its Tokyo branch on Odaiba. With more than 60 wax figures of Hollywood stars, world leaders, athletes and musicians, there’s hours worth of fun to be hand here. Perhaps a good rainy day option.

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

 

Daiba Kaiki Gakko (School Ghost House; Daiba Ghost School)

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Having produced gems such as The Ring and The Grudge, it’s no secret that Japan knows how to do horror. At Daiba Kaiki Gakko, visitors take on the role of paranormal investigators, looking into the case of a suicidal ghost. The entire experience is fully English-friendly, only takes around 10 minutes and there’s even a ‘safe’ option for the easily scared. 

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

 

Tokyo Trick Art Museum

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The Tokyo Trick Art Museum is an interactive museum centred around visual illusions and trickery. Using stereoscopic visual techniques, visitors are put right into the frame, making for a lot of fun. Don’t forget your camera for this one. 

Entrance Fee: 900 yen

Address: DECKS Tokyo Beach 4F, Island Mall, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Joypolis

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Owned by SEGA, this indoor amusement park is a whole lot of fun. The rides – mostly based on video games and movies – brilliantly blend virtual reality and traditional, physical thrills, to create hybrids that never fail to amaze. As well as the rides, there’s also interactive games, an arcade and even a cafe.  

Entrance Fee: 800 yen + additional charge per ride or 4,300 yen for unlimited rides

Address: DECKS Tokyo Beach 3F, Seaside Mall, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo

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Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo is great fun for the whole family. This indoor amusement park allows your imagination to run wild, helped by interactive exhibitions and workshops. Some of the highlights include the 4D cinema and the Lego diorama, in which the whole of Tokyo is recast in plastic bricks. Kids under two get in totally free, but note that adults must be accompanied by a child to enter.

Check out our article on things to do in Tokyo with family to plan the rest of your vacation.

Entrance Price: 1,700 – 2,400 yen

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

 

Tokyo Leisure Land

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Tokyo Leisure Land is a truly vast entertainment complex. Open 24/7 365 days a year, it is a place where the fun really does never stop. Those who explore will find billiards, karaoke, darts, bowling, a baseball batting cage and even a haunted house. Just be careful not to get lost. There is also a whole host of options for the younger ones, a cafe and great views of Rainbow Bridge. 

Address: 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

 

Odaiba Takoyaki Museum

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Although Osaka is the birthplace of takoyaki, it is in Odaiba where you’ll find a museum dedicated to the snack. Although called a museum, the Odaiba Takoyaki Museum is more accurately an elaborate food court. Here you’ll find six vendors, each with their own unique takoyaki variation and each equally tasty. As well as the food, you’ll find a takoyaki-themed gift shop (you name it, they’ve got it) and a selection of takoyaki themed arcade games and UFO grabbers. A must for food fans. 

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

 

Daiba 1-chome Shotengai

Daiba 1-chome Shoutengai

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For those starry-eyed about the Japan of years gone by, there’s no better destination than Daiba 1-chome Shotengai. A shopping arcade with a Showa-era theme, it is where you can shop for all the kitschy knick-knacks you could ever need. Old-school candy, accessories, toys, household goods, it’s all here. There are regular events during the week, plus a cool old-style arcade and even a haunted house. 

For more souvenir ideas, take a look here

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

 

Sony ExploraScience

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Sony ExploraScience is a science museum with an emphasis on light and sounds. With numerous interactive displays, Sony ExploraScience is a big hit with kids. One of their more popular interactive displays, Smile Fight, grades your smile and compares it to your friends’. 

Entrance Fee: 500 yen

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

 

Museum of Maritime Science

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Although perhaps not for everyone, maritime history buffs and those after an interesting rainy day activity will certainly appreciate the Museum of Maritime Science. The museum’s building is modelled after the British Queen Elizabeth II, meaning it’s not easy to miss, but if you’re struggling just look out for the icebreaker ship moored outside. Inside, the museum’s focus falls mainly on Japanese maritime history and is very information heavy. There is, however, a great range of models and replicas on display. The icebreaker ship, Soya, is normally open to the public but is currently closed until March 31st. 

Address: 3-1 Higashiyashio, Shinagawa, Tokyo

 

Tokyo Big Sight

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Although technically not in Odaiba, Tokyo Big Sight (official name: Tokyo International Exhibition Center) is just a stone’s throw away, granting it entry onto our list. The building itself is made up of four mammoth upturned pyramids, each connected to the ground by rectangular glass towers, and is impressive in itself. Events and conventions of all kinds take place here throughout the year and there are cafes, restaurants and stores littered throughout. Tokyo Big Sight will be the venue for the fencing, wrestling and taekwondo events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

Address: 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo

 

Tokyo Motor Show, late October – early November

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One of the biggest events held at Tokyo Big Sight, the Tokyo Motor Show is a hotly anticipated convention organised by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association between October and early-November. The show attracts thousands of visitors, all there to sneak a peak at the latest concept cars from Japan and the world’s biggest automotive manufacturers. For the car-obsessed this is heaven, and even those with only a passing interest can’t fail to be impressed. 

 

Ultra Japan Music Festival, September

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One of the world’s leading EDM festival brands, Ultra organises festivals the world over, from South America to Asia. The Tokyo version, Ultra Japan Music Festival, attracts thousands of music fans each year and has in the past hosted big names like Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Kygo and deadmau5. The festival takes place at the Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park in September. Tickets can be bought from the official website. 

 

Odaiba Oktoberfest, late April – early May

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No longer just the preserve of Germany, the Oktoberfest brand has managed to make its way all the way to the Japanese capital. Odaiba Oktoberfest makes for a great day out. There’s beer (lots of it), German food, German music and general good vibes. Don’t miss it!

Odaiba Shopping

Venus Fort

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Venus Fort is a shopping mall with the ambience of an 18th-century Southern European town. There are a number of shops including fashion boutiques, cafes, a hundred yen shop and restaurants. The interior of the second floor mimics an Italian streetscape, with fountains and a ceiling replicating a changing sky. The third floor is dedicated to an outlet mall, so hurry on over and get the best deals. 

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

 

Aqua City Odaiba

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Aqua City is one of the largest shopping complexes in Odaiba, with around 80 shops and various restaurants, cafes and a 13 screen cinema complex. Find here clothes, shoes, beauty products, kids toys and much more. If all that shopping gets you hungry, head up to the ramen-themed amusement park on the fifth floor. 

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

 

DECKS Tokyo Beach

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Another giant Odaiba shopping and entertainment complex – DECKS Tokyo Beach. Here, amongst the countless shops, restaurants and cafes, you’ll also find Joypolis, the Tokyo Trick Art Museum and Odaiba Takoyaki Museum, as well as a viewing platform with an unbeatable view out over the water. 

Address: 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

DiverCity Tokyo Plaza

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Tokyo isn’t short of shopping malls, DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, however, is a cut above the rest. An ultra-modern complex, it houses stores of all kinds, selling everything from the latest streetwear to high-end fashion brands. On top of this, it is also one of Odaiba’s top entertainment destinations, with Tokyo’s largest Round One (the home of virtual sports, bowling, billiards and darts), karaoke facilities and an arcade. DiverCity isn’t short of restaurants either, the grandly named Tokyo Gourmet City food court there to cater to all tastes and budgets. Best of all, the Gundam statue is right outside.  

Address: 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

Odaiba Restaurants

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Located right on the waterfront, it is hard to imagine a better place for this, the Odaiba branch of Bill Granger’s impressive portfolio of restaurants. With room for over 200 diners, there’s plenty of room, and, as always with Bills, the food is consistently fresh, innovative and tasty. One of the biggest draws to Odaiba’s Bills specifically is the presence of a kids menu, featuring a range of dishes designed to try and expand the littles ones’ pallettes.  

Type: Western Fusion

Address: DECKS Tokyo Beach 3F, Seaside Mall, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Khazana

A really good Indian curry can be difficult to find in Tokyo, so be sure to savour Khazana. The food, prepared by the Indian kitchen team, is fully authentic, halal and – take it from us – super delicious. If you’re looking for lunch, the restaurant offers a great lunchtime buffet, which includes a selection of different curries (including vegetarian options), naan, rice and extras like mango lassi and Indian desserts. 

Type: Indian

Address: DECKS Tokyo Beach 5F, Seaside Mall, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Tsukiji Uemura

Tsukiji Uemura’s original restaurant in Tsukiji is the proud holder of one Michelin star and has more than 60 years of history. The restaurant has now developed into a Tokyo-wide chain, and while the offshoots aren’t quite of the same standard as the original, they’re still a safe bet for good quality, reasonably priced Japanese food. Classics like tempura, sashimi and soba are all there, plus a whole load of lesser known, but no less tasty grub. 

Type: Japanese 

Address: DECKS Tokyo Beach 5F, Seaside Mall, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Ocean Club Buffet

With eye-popping views of the Rainbow Bridge and fantastic food, Ocean Club Buffet is well worth dropping into if you’re in the area. The restaurant lays on a fine buffet, replete with Western-style, Chinese and Japanese food, all of which is fresh and replenished regularly. While prices aren’t massively cheap, nor are they unreasonable, making it a good place for any occasion. 

Type: Buffet

Address: DECKS Tokyo Beach 5F, Seaside Mall, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Sojibo

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Halal food isn’t always easy to find in Tokyo, especially halal Japanese food. Sojibo is bucking the trend, however. Located inside DiverCity, the restaurant serves up 100% halal, traditional Japanese food at good prices. Soba, ramen, sushi, tempura – it’s all there, and all of great quality. 

Type: Japanese (halal)

Address: DiverCity Tokyo Plaza 6F, 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

 

Wahoo’s Tacos & More

Head up to the top floor of DiverCity and you’ll soon find Wahoo’s Tacos & More, the first Japanese branch of the California born restaurant chain. Right next to a skate park, the setting couldn’t be better, with the sounds of wheels on concrete complementing the vibe perfectly. The most common order is the famous fish tacos but whatever you opt for, it’s bound to be good. 

Type: Mexican

Address: DiverCity Tokyo Plaza 7F, 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

 

Ocean Dining

Located inside Odaiba’s Hilton Hotel, Ocean Dining is another fine restaurant with excellent views out over the water. Whether you go for something off the menu or the buffet, you won’t be disappointed, the Mediterranean-style food is always fresh and delicious. Particularly popular is the breakfast buffet, which includes everything you need to start your day off right. 

Type: Buffet

Address: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, 1-9-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Toh-Gu Chinese Restaurant

If you’re looking for a decadent dining experience, look no further than Toh-Gu. Again, located in Odaiba’s Hilton Hotel, Toh-Gu serves up fantastic Cantonese cuisine within a creatively designed restaurant. Go for the set-menu for the full experience or order straight off the menu, where you’ll find a wide array of all your favourite Cantonese dishes. 

Type: Cantonese 

Address: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, 1-9-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Tsukiji Sushiko

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With fish delivered from the world-famous Tsukiji fish market each day, freshness is guaranteed at Tsukiji Sushiko. The restaurant itself has the feeling of a classic sushi joint, with table service rather than conveyor belts. There are platters to share or individual dishes and the menu is available in English upon request. Easily one of Odaiba’s finest sushi restaurants. 

Type: Sushi

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 1F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Saizeriya

You’ll notice branches of Saizeriya all over Tokyo, though don’t be put off by its ubiquity. Saizeriya is cheap and cheerful, serving up a great selection of Italian dishes, from pizza and pasta to risotto and ice-cream, as well as some more Japanese-inflected dishes. You can eat well at Saizeriya for less than 1,000 yen, so if you’re on a budget, there’s nowhere better. 

Type: Budget Italian

Address: Daiba Frontier Building 1F, 2-3-2 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Heijoen Aqua City Odaiba

Located in the basement of Aqua City, Heijoen is the best spot in Odaiba for Japanese-style Korean BBQ, or yakinuku. Each table comes with a grill in the center, on which diners are invited to cook their own meat and vegetables. If you’re struggling, however, the staff will gladly assist. The meat is reasonably priced and the side-dishes are large and great for sharing. 

Type: Korean BBQ (Yakiniku)

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 1F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Taco Bell Aqua City

No longer the sole preserve of the USA, popular fast-food chain Taco Bell in now available in Japan. At the Odaiba branch, found inside the Aqua City shopping mall, diners can order up all the classics, including tacos, burritos and enchiladas. The food is bursting with flavour and reasonably cheap, making it great for a quick lunch or dinner. 

Type: “American” Fast Food

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 3F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Gonpachi, Odaiba (権八)

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The original Gonpachi is legendary for providing Quentin Tarantino with inspiration for Kill Bill, making it a popular destination for film-buffs from all over. Though the Odaiba branch doesn’t quite inspire such pilgrimages, it is still a great izakaya (Japanese-style pub) restaurant with much to offer. The interior is dimly lit and traditional, the menu is made up of a great selection of Japanese classics and the atmosphere is always lively. For a relaxed dinner with a few drinks, there’s no better place in Odaiba. 

Type: Izakaya

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 4F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Cafe La Boheme

Cafe La Boheme’s large windows looking out toward Rainbow Bridge and the city beyond are hard to beat. Although the food – generally European in style – is somewhat average, when you’ve got that kind of view, it’s hard to care. 

Type: Italian

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 4F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Zest Cantina

Another Aqua City restaurant, this time specialising in Mexican food. Although connoisseurs may quibble that the food isn’t exactly authentic, it’s certainly tasty all the same. If you’ve got a few spare yen, the baby back ribs or the hangar steak come particularly highly recommended. The service is always bright and the atmosphere relaxed. 

Type: Mexican/Tex-Mex

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 4F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mai (東京ラーメン国技館 舞)

Following a comprehensive makeover, Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mai (formerly Ramen Kokugikan) has recently reopened to much fanfare. The basic concept is to promote ramen, and give visitors a chance to slurp up ramen from across the nation without leaving the capital. There are six small shops, mostly well-established restaurants in their respective cities, each selling a different variant to choose from. Although prices aren’t amazingly cheap, they won’t break the bank either. 

Type: Ramen

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 5F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

King of the Pirates

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Tokyo isn’t short of theme-restaurants, but Odaiba’s King of the Pirates is one of the newest and most exciting. Appropriately located right on the water, the restaurant is decked out like a real-life pirate ship and packed with props to fool around with. Obviously, the food isn’t the main event, but is pretty good regardless. Visitors are encouraged to dress up and get in the spirit of things, so don’t be afraid to embrace your inner pirate. 

For more Tokyo theme restaurants, check out are dedicated article

Type: Pirate-themed Restaurant

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 5F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Hibiki

Hibiki is a high-end chain restaurant whose mission is to serve up fresh, good quality Japanese food in a luxurious, relaxed setting. The Odaiba branch, you’ll be glad to hear, achieves this aim with flying colours. The restaurant is tastefully designed and gives guests the choice of counter, table or outside terrace seating. In the summer months, enjoy your food outside whilst taking in the breathtaking views of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge. 

Type: Izakaya

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 6F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

The Oven

If you’re after a break from Japanese food, you could do far worse than checking out The Oven. Here you’ll find a vast buffet taking in dishes of all kinds, from salads and pasta to steak and fish and chips. A major selling point is that there is also a halal menu available on request. 

Type: American Buffet

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 6F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Red Lobster Aquacity Odaiba

Red Lobster is a well-respected American chain restaurant which, unsurprisingly, puts lobster front and center on its menu. There are several lobster-based dishes to take your pick from, all coming freshly made with a plethora of side dishes to choose from. Prices are pretty average for Odaiba, with main dishes somewhere around 2,000 yen each and side dishes roughly half that. The atmosphere is always buoyant and the view out over the bay isn’t too bad either. A halal menu is also available. 

Type: American Seafood

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 6F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Garuva

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Up on the sixth floor of Aqua City, find Garuva, an excellent Korean BBQ joint with views of the bay. Classically, yakiniku is pretty expensive, but considering the quality of the meat (there’s even Kobe beef/wagyu if you want it), the location and the level of service, prices here aren’t too bad at all. Like most restaurants, if you head here for lunch you’ll get much better value for money. 

Type: Yakiniku (Korean BBQ)

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 6F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Yoshimaru Suisan (回転寿司 吉丸水産 アクアシティお台場店)

A great Odaiba kaiten zushi (conveyer-belt sushi) joint with bags of rooms, and most importantly, fresh, tasty and reasonably priced sushi of all kinds. Order what you want on the iPad (English available) and soon it’ll be zipping along the tracks to your table. Good food and a great novelty for those yet to have the kaiten experience. 

Type: Conveyor Belt Sushi

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 6F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Queen’s Bath Resort

Hawaii and France may not seem like a match made in heaven, but at Queen’s Bath Resort you may begin to change your mind. The interior is designed to resemble a luxurious Hawaiian resort, whilst the food comes with a French twist. Intriguing, no? Why not check it out. 

Type: Hawaiin/French

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 6F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

 

Tsuruhashi Fugestu (鶴橋風月お台場店)

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For a taste of Osaka in Odaiba, Tsuruhashi Fugetsu can’t be beaten. Okonomiyaki is the star of the show. These famous Japanese savoury pancakes are prepared right in front of you on the hot-plate and are endlessly customisable. Cheese, seafood, meat, whatever you want, just let the friendly staff know. There’s even a 10% discount if you present your passport!

Type: Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancakes)

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 6F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo

How to Get to Odaiba

The following stations serve the Odaiba area: 

Daiba Station

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Yurikamome Line 

Daiba Station Google Map Link

Nearby Attractions: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, Aqua City Odaiba and Odaiba Statue of Liberty

 

Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

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Yurikamome Line 

Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station Google Map Link

Nearby Attractions: DECKS Tokyo Beach and Odaiba Seaside Park

 

Tokyo Teleport Station

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Rinkai Line

Tokyo Teleport Station Google Map Link

Nearby Attractions: Fuji TV Building, Palette Town and Venus Fort

 

Yurikamome Monorail Line

The Yurikamome Monorail connects Shimbashi Station on the Yamanote Line and Toyosu Station on the Yurakucho Subway Line with Odaiba. Trains depart every few minutes, crossing the Rainbow Bridge and offering spectacular views, especially at night.

Price: 320 yen (Shimbashi Station to Daiba Station)

 

Rinkai Line

Catch the Rinkai Line from any of the major stations (Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya) and get off at Tokyo Teleport Station for Odaiba.

 

Shinjuku to Odaiba

 

Shibuya to Odaiba

 

Tokyo Station to Odaiba

 

Ueno Station to Odaiba

 

Akihabara Station to Odaiba

 

Odaiba Ferry – Tokyo Water Bus Cruise

Tokyo Water Bus Cruises disembark at Asakusa and take passengers across the water to Odaiba. The ride takes a little under an hour, passing under a number of excellent bridges along the way.

For more info, check out this Tokyo Water Bus Cruise pamphlet

 

Odaiba Bus

Odaiba Rainbow Bus and Km Flower Bus

Odaiba Rainbow Bus connects Shinagawa and Tamachi to Odaiba while Km Flower Bus connects Hammatsucho to Odaiba.

Additional Odaiba Rainbow Bus Info

Additional Km Flower Bus Info

 

Toei Bus

Toei is Tokyo’s major bus service provider. Toei buses can be caught from pretty much anywhere, with route information provided in English at bus stops. For more info, take a look at the link below. 

Toei Bus Route

 

Odaiba Free Shuttle Bus

Tokyo Bay Shuttle

Serves Odaiba locally.

Additional Tokyo Bay Shuttle Info (in Japanese)

Odaiba Map

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