On one of our last days in Tokyo, we decided we’d visit Odaiba, Tokyo’s artificial island first developed for defensive purposes. Nowadays, it contains many commercial and leisure areas and this is why we wanted to go there. However, we were fairly unlucky on this particular day, since it was raining; this was actually the first and only day it rained during our 12 days in Tokyo, so I can’t complain. I didn’t take many pictures on this particular day since it was our “relaxing” day and we wanted to especially spend some quality time with our daughter.

Camera configuration: Nikon D800 equipped with a 24-70 mm f/2.8 Nikon lens or 50 mm f/1.8 Nikon lens.

Our fist stop after crossing the Rainbow Bridge, was Joypolis an amusement center developed by Sega which contains all kinds of multimedia “rides” for young and older. All in all, we found the experience interesting but the attractions were mostly for teenagers and quite expensive when you consider that you must pay around 5$ per person per attraction. I did nevertheless try a horror ride which was interesting (really hardcore though compared to Western standards!) although all in Japanese 😉


Afterwards, we went exploring the island under the rain… Fuji TV headquarters.

Fuji TV headquarters

Daikanransha ferris wheel; the 12th tallest in the world. I like how the fog resulted in subdued colors…

Ferris wheel

There’s some really interesting architecture on this island…


The rest of the afternoon was spent in a European-style shopping center (Venus Fort) and having fun with our daughter in a Hello Kitty inspired shop/amusement park. The following pics were taken once again during our search for another restaurant in Shinjuku; this time we ordered some take-out Indian food.

Nightime in the rain

If I lived in Tokyo, I would be outside taking pictures every time it rained!

Rainy Shinjuku I

Rainy Shinjuku II

Rainy Shinjuku III

This was a short post and that’s all for today … next up and the last one on Tokyo, our last day in Ginza!

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