1-Day Itinerary in Odaiba

Updated November 4, 2019 | by Chad A. Thiele, 23 year veteran of Tokyo.

Start out the day from Daiba Station, where you’ll immediately see how awesome Odaiba is from the moment you leave the train. This is one of the best areas to enjoy in Tokyo.

And just a note before we begin. The Daiba Station is sandwiched between the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba and the Grand Nikko hotels. Each has restaurants and shops you can enjoy.


Morning

How about starting the day with an out-of-this-world experience in a digital art museum? Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson teamLab Borderless (that’s really the full name) will make you feel as if you are in another dimension and allows you to be part of the art. Although you could stay there all day, you’ll probably get pretty hungry.

For lunch, you can head next door to Palette Town. Inside Venus Fort Plaza there is a great place called Uokomeya that has a variety of Japanese favorites; Of course, if you are in the mood for something else there is plenty more to choose from.

Make sure you check out the Studio Ghibli store while you are there. 


Afternoon

Once your belly is full, get moving down to the beach. On your way there, You’ll pass Decks Tokyo, where you will find Joypolis and Aquacity. You could spend an entire day just seeing everything those two places have to offer. 

While you walk along the beach of the man-made island, make sure to get some really great pictures of the iconic Rainbow Bridge and the Statue of Liberty

After you have seen Lady Liberty, take a stroll across the beautiful Promenade walkway to the other side where you will find the Giant Unicorn Gundam statue greeting you at the entrance to Diver City Tokyo Plaza

Explore the Gundam Café for a unique souvenir or for a light, Gundam-inspired snack and then take a walk down to the Waterfall Plaza.

From this location, you can get some really great photos of the Telecom Center before going into the Museum of Emerging Science and Technology.

Spend an hour or two exploring the latest in technological progress, then head over to the Ferris Wheel for a 20-minute ride, high in the sky to get a full view of the city when the lights start to glow.


Evening

Once you’ve finished your ride on the big wheel, end your day with dinner at Yakiniku Daigo Odaiba restaurant. Enjoy a fabulous view of Rainbow Bridge lit up with its brilliant colors while enjoying a more local venture of delicious grilled food.

Or, if you want a really unique Japanese experience, try Gonpachi. You might recognize this restaurant from the famous fight scene in the movie Kill Bill.