Day 9 (December 29th, 2014)
Today the Odaiba quarter was on the agenda. Odaiba is a completely new technical shopping terrain, despite a good 1-hour drive it still belongs to Tokyo.
They even built an artificial beach, but it was not used in winter. You can also reach the area by boat (we went back in this way). The famous “Rainbow Bridge” leads to the area, which is nicely illuminated in the dark. The Tokyo Big Side, an exhibition and congress centre, is also part of the area. There was some kind of fair going on at the moment and it was quite busy. So we drove on quickly.
We continued to the “Fuji-Center”, a huge shopping mall with several restaurants and a TV studio.
The Fuji Broadcasting Center is a 27-story complex with a total height of 123.45 meters. It consists of an office tower and a media tower, which are connected by three closed footbridges. The outer façade is clad with titanium. Among other things, you could see the latest Toyotas, which have not yet been approved for road use. In front of another building stood a huge robot.
After a lunch with Okonomiyaki (which we already know and like) we were “overwhelmed” by so much technology and commerce. We then walked along the beach for a while, admired the sunset over the Rainbow Bridge and went back by boat across the bay, where we were welcomed back by our driver.
On the way back to the hotel, we passed by the Tokyo-Tower. It looks almost like the Eiffel Tower (but is 9m higher!) and is illuminated yellow and red. We were still in the year 2014, as you can see in luminous figures on the tower.
Finally some impressions from Tokyo at night:
And last but not least our daughters discovered a Hard Rock Café, of course we had to go in there and take a souvenir.