During our first three days in Japan, our hotel (Grand Hotel Le Daiba), was located in the Odaiba area. Odaiba is an island apart from Tokyo, so if you want to go to other districts such as Shinjuku or Shibuya, then it will take you twenty minutes or so to go there via bus, train, and other modes of transportation. However, I think that if you’re just going to stay in the Odaiba area, the Grand Hotel Le Daiba is located strategically, and it’s near all the shopping places like Diver City, Decks, Aqua City, and Palette Town.
On our first night in Odaiba as we walked around our hotel, we were greeted with this magnificent sight. The Rainbow Bridge and a replica of the Statue of Liberty. It’s a must-see if you’re around the area!
This is our view from our room in Grand Hotel Le Daiba. We didn’t get a view that features the Rainbow Bridge, instead, we have a view of nearby Tokyo.
Anyway, not to worry, if you do eat breakfast at the 30th floor, you will see an amazing view of the Rainbow Bridge. I suggest that you come early though, since there are a lot of people who would jockey for the seats by the window. Lucky enough, we were able to sit by the window 2 out of 3 times that we had breakfast there.
Look at that sushi display! During the whole duration of the trip, I couldn’t help but notice how detailed their fake food are. It’s really enough to make your mouth water. This display is in one of the restaurants at DECK’S Odaiba. It’s the first restaurant that you will see once you get to the 4th floor.
Prices for their eat-all-you-can sushi. For a guy, it’s 4,500 yen, and for the ladies it’s 3,500 yen. Meanwhile for children it only costs 2,000 yen. I don’t know if it’s good quality or not, but I think it’s well worth the price if you really are into sushi.
At DECKS, they also have stores that sell anime merch. Haikyuu! seems to be the ‘in’ anime at the moment.
Again, photos of the Rainbow Bridge.
I already miss seeing this. I think that if you have some spare time while you’re in Odaiba, it would be nice to just sit around this spot have a cup of hot cocoa, and just look at this great view.
The Odaiba Fuji TV Building.
We were looking for the huge Gundam statue and suddenly… We found it!
This Gundam statue is located at Diver City Tokyo, a big shopping mall. I did read in other blogs that the Gundam’s head moves, but during the time we were there, it didn’t. Also, nearby, there’s a Gundam café, where they sell Gundam merchandise. On the screen to the right, an ad for an anime is running. If I’m not mistaken, the anime is Psycho-Pass, though feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.
A closer shot of the Gundam.
Can you spot the robot? There are cherry blossoms here, but sadly, while we were there it wasn’t in full bloom yet.
On our way to Palette Town!
It looks so near, but in reality, we walked quite a lot before reaching Palette Town.
Palette Town and Venus Fort are, literally, right next to each other.
It’s so colourful!
I didn’t take photos of the inside of the malls, but I think the one that really stood out was VenusFort, as it really did give a feel of a mini Venice, though it does give off a similar vibe as that of the Venetian in Macao.
Here’s a map of Odaiba from the VenusFort site, highlighting some of the places that are worth visiting when you’re in the Odaiba area.