Tokyo Area Odaiba
Bills Odaiba (bills お台場)
Bill Granger’s largest outlet outside Australia has found its home in DECKS. The famed scrambled eggs and pancakes are a staple on the menu and are not to be sniffed at – Bills breakfasts are legendary. There’s also a fabulous new kids menu including juicy wagyu burgers for the littlies. The gorgeous Odaiba view just makes the experience all the better in this cool and casual setting.
Opening hours: Opening hours:Monday to Friday 9am – 11pm (Last order: 10pm for food and 10.30pm for drinks) Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 8am – 11pm (Last order: 10pm for food and 10.30pm for drinks) Irregular holidays
Tel: +81 3 3599 2100
DECKS Tokyo Beach (デックス東京ビーチ)
Now this is entertainment. Whether it’s the animated characters at Madame Tussauds wax museum or the indoor Joypolis amusement park, there is fun to be had for everyone at DECKS. There’s even the “Odaiba 1-Chome Shopping Street” that’ll make you feel like you’re walking through an Edo-period town with its nostalgic design. Buy some candy from one of the mom-and-pop stores and have yourself a grand old time!
Rainbow Bridge and Rainbow Promenade (レインボーブリッジ レインボープロムナード)
Watch Tokyo Bay unfurl before you as you stroll along this magnificent bridge in all its splendour. This two-level marvel features both a 1.7km promenade and the fully automated Yurikamome Line. Entry is free from either side. Get snap-happy and make that Instagram collage.
Opening hours: Summer season: 1April – 31October, 9am – 9pm Winter season: 1 November – 31 March, 10am – 6pm Closed every third Monday (or the following day if it’s a holiday), 29 – 31 December, during Tokyo Bay Fireworks Festival.
Queen’s Bath Resort
A little taste of Hawaii right in Aqua City, this restaurant has a resort ambience. Dishing up Hawaiian food with a French twist, the menu is surprisingly unique. The highlight? The night views from the restaurant are unmatched.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday Lunch: 11am – 3.30pm (Last order 2.30pm) Dinner: 6pm – 11pm (Last order 9.30pm) Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 11am – 11pm (Last order 9.30pm)
Tel: +81 3 3599 2601
Aqua City (アクアシティ)
The sprawling selection of merchandise here is dizzying, so put your best shopping strategy into action. Apart from the abundance of shops, the resort-like feel promotes a more laid-back vibe. When you need a break from the shopping, sit and gaze at the striking silhouette of the Rainbow Bridge over a latte. Free Wi-fi is available for visitors.
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba (ヒルトン東京お台場)
The Hilton stands for all things luxe, and so does its Odaiba hotel. In addition to the top-notch amenities you’ve come to expect, each room provides a breathtaking view of the ocean. Check in here if you want to enjoy the full luxury experience.
Opening hours: Check-in: 3pm; Check-out: 12pm
Tel: +81 3 5500 5500
Grand Pacific Le Daiba (ホテルグランパシフィック LE DAIBA)
Another of Odaiba’s best resort hotels, the Grand Pacific Le Daiba is the biggest hotel on the island. The refined and elegant decor will make you feel like you’re staying at a stately mansion – with plenty of staff to handle your every need, of course.
Odaiba Marine Park (お台場海浜公園)
This stunning spot boasts the only beach in the heart of the city. With deluxe shopping malls behind you and the gentle waves rolling in before you, there’s a real feeling of escapism in this part of Odaiba. The sunset and night views are both phenomenal. At the edge of the beach rests Odaiba Park, with a replica of the Statue of Liberty standing 11 metres tall and weighing 9 tons.
Odaiba is one of the most dynamic areas in the city, and its innovation is set to continue. Take a peek next time you visit Tokyo.