Play till You Drop at “DECKS Tokyo Beach” in Odaiba Tokyo!
Though Odaiba district is within the Tokyo metropolitan area, it is a district where you can enjoy peaceful views of the sea. Further development has been under way and the largest showroom of BMW and MINI in Japan “BMW GROUP Tokyo Bay” has opened in July 2016.
This time we are introducing tourist attractions in the Odaiba district by facility. Let’s start with “DECKS Tokyo Beach” that is the closest to the Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station of the Yurikamome Line.
It is two-minute walk from the Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station of the Yurikamome Line. If you are using the Rinkai Line, it is five-minute walk from the Tokyo Teleport Station.
If you are coming by the Airport Limousine bus, the closest bus stops are either “Fuji TV Station” or “Hilton Tokyo Odaiba” to come to Odaiba. From the Monzennakamachi Station, Shinagawa Station and Hamamatsucho Station, you can catch buses with beltline routes. If you get off at the “Daiba Ni-Chome” stop, it is close to DECKS Tokyo Beach. Information: Map
Let’s Satisfy Your Stomach at “IKAYAKI STAND”!
“Ikayaki (grilled squid)” is a fast food that originated in Kyushu, and you can conveniently enjoy it at the IKAYAKI STAND. This is the first shop that comes into your view when you walk from the Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station to DECKS Tokyo Beach.
The place offers a wide variety of ikayaki, and it is perfect when you are a bit hungry. You can enjoy ginger lemonade and fresh juice together, too.
General Duty-Free Shop “Laox”
DECKS Tokyo Beach consists of two buildings; Island Mall and Seaside Mall. General Tax-Free Shop Laox is located on the third floor of the Island Mall.
I saw not only pharmaceuticals and consumer electrics but also an area that offers Hello Kitty goods, which are very popular abroad, too. You can take photos with a statue of Kitty.
Many Japanese toys are on display such as “Pla-Rail”.
There was even Pepper (a robot that recognizes and responds to human emotions) that can communicate in Chinese. You can have fun with him, playing mini games like personality assessment.
Adults Can Also Enjoy “LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER Tokyo”
Similarly on the third floor of the Island Mall, you can find the entrance to the LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER Tokyo. The center is decorated with 3 million Lego blocks inside, and it is chockfull of attractions that both children and adults can enjoy.
Life-like Figures! “Madame Tussauds TOKYO”
Next to the LEGOLAND is the entrance to “Madame Tussauds TOKYO”, which is filled with figures of famous people. Marilyn Monroe welcomes you at the front. You can take many souvenir photos standing next to famous figures.
Ninja House with Gimmicks!? “Tokyo Trick Art Museum”
On the fourth floor of the Island Mall, there is “Tokyo Trick Art Museum”. This is a museum that exhibits trick arts with the theme of Edo Period (1603 – 1868). You can enjoy strange pictures that are flat but appear three dimensional. You can also take many interesting photos including ones where you are about to be eaten by a shark.
Take a Break and Enjoy Games at “Nicopa”
A small game arcade section is located in front of the Trick Art Museum, and you can enjoy crane games and “purikura” photo booths.
Souvenirs, Haunted House & Takoyaki at “Daiba 1-Chome Shoutengai”
When you head to the fourth floor of the Seaside Mall by the walkway, you come out to the floor of “Daiba 1-Chome Shoutengai (Shopping District)”. This floor is designed after the image of downtown in 1955~1965 of the Showa era, and you can buy original goods including cheap sweets, gadgets, or wooden tags and hats with names written in.
There is also a haunted house that looks like a Japanese school. This is an adventure-type attraction and you sneak into a closed-down school with a flashlight. If you are brave, please try this haunted house, as this one is famous for being scary.
“Odaiba Takoyaki Museum” is also on the same floor. You will enjoy the taste of takoyaki, prepared by famous stores from Osaka City, the home of takoyaki.
Restaurant Floor: Sushi, Sukiyaki & Shabu-shabu at Reasonable Prices
Traditional Japanese food is available on the fifth floor of the Seaside Mall, the Restaurant Floor.
“Tsukiji Tamasushi” even offers an all-you-can-eat option. If you would like to fill you up with sushi, this is a great deal for you.
At “Tsukiji Uemura” traditional Japanese cuisine, shabu-shabu and sukiyaki are available at reasonable prices. This is a popular restaurant, and we recommend booking in advance or going earlier before the peak time.
Enjoy “DECKS Tokyo Beach” That Has Extensive Playground!
Perhaps because this is the first commercial facility constructed in Odaiba district, DECKS Tokyo Beach has a somewhat laid back atmosphere compared to other facilities. There is Daiba 1-Chome Shoutengai, too. When you look into small stores one by one, their assortments of goods that are made with full of originality never fail to amuse you. Please give it a try and enjoy a stroll.
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