Quoting Wikipedia: “Odaiba (お台場?) is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1800s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area.”
We spent a long day in Odaiba. Starting off having been too late to get into the Tsukiji Fish Market we took the Yurikamome Line from Shimbashi Station to Ariake Station. On arrival I bought an Onigiri and my first Japanese-bought Umeboshi… I thought the Umeboshi was a bit sweeter than the ones I was used to from Clearspring
Odaiba is modern, pristine and turned out to be one of the places that I felt I wanted to photograph the most. There were lots of very impressive buildings such as the Tokyo Big Sight and the Fuji TV Building, which I photographed to death.
We checked out the Panasonic Center, Venus Fort (a shopping center/theme park for ladies), the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and ended the day taking lots of night-photography at the waterfront. We had a great day!
Recorded on 20 March 2009