Tokyo seems to be a place of a thousand attractions. But Odaiba is one of the spots that I think is unmissable when visiting Tokyo. Odaiba has been built on reclaimed land and is home to several companies specializing in high-tech gadgets and futuristic technology. Because the area has been built in the Tokyo bay, there are lots of opportunities to look out over the water and refreshing breezes can often be felt from the ocean. This area is especially recommended for couples or families with children as there is lots of fun to be had in Odaiba. There is even a miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty waiting for your romantic snapshot.
The Gandam statue pictured above is one of the landmarks of the Odaiba area. It towers over visitors outside the Diver City department store. Its height is 19.9 meters and it weighs around 49 tons. Apparently this statue is a realistic, to-scale representation of the robots from the Gandam anime series. Every day at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm, the statue transforms slightly and parts move. At night, every 30 minutes from 7 pm to 9:30 pm, the robot lights up with pink or blue lights. Even for those who are not interested in the anime series, seeing the robot parts move is an entertaining experience.
In the day time, there is lots of shopping to be had, a ferris wheel to enjoy or the Miraikan museum of emerging science and innovation to be explored. There is even an indoor amusement park where you get free entry on your birthday.
At night the views of the Tokyo lights and Rainbow Bridge are really fantastic. If you have the time to kill then spending both the afternoon and evening in Odaiba could be fun. If you are pressed for time, then I would recommend going to Odaiba at night when its most beautiful with the all the lights and reflections off the water.