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Odaiba Trip : Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

Date Published: Last Update:2015/05/08 Travel & View point , , ,

Talking about Tokyo, I could think of tall buildings, high bridges, and a well-developed City. That is what comes out of my mind before I went to Japan. When I was in Japan, we had our trip to Tokyo and we visited some of the famous places there and I could say, Tokyo is not just about the tall buildings, it is rather one of the wonderful places to visit for sightseeing or adventure.

First on our itinerary was Odaiba which is a man-made island located in Tokyo Bay. “It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s and later on expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district”, according to Wikipedia. At present, Odaiba is one of the well-developed tourist spots in Tokyo, Japan. We wanted to go to Odaiba to witness the huge Gundam robot that stood there like a guardian of the place.

Getting to Rainbow Bridge

From Tokyo station, we rode a train going to Shimbashi station. After asking some Nihonjin (refers to people in Japan) for directions, we rode on another train, which is the Yurikamome line heading for Odaiba. As the train got closer to our destination, I saw this fantastic view. rainbow bridge

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The scenic view of this Rainbow Bridge with the colorful light-ups from buildings and towers as background stunned me as I viewed it from the train’s window. I was so amazed that I’d rather not get off from the train to continuously enjoy what I was seeing.

It was New Year’s Day when we went there and the night was very cold because winter season had already started. I could feel that my hands and face already hardened but I never gave up, after seeing the beautiful bridge, I feel motivated to continue my course. I was feeling very lucky that night because I did not only see that rainbow bridge from afar. The train crossed the bridge to get to our destination.

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The train crossed this circular pathway of the rainbow bridge. This bridge connects Odaiba and some other islands to the main island in Tokyo. It measures 918 meters in length and has two decks. Aside from the automated yurikamome line, it is also accessible by bus, car, bicycle, and there is also a walking path area on the bridge.

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While inside the train, I enjoyed the bright illuminations I saw outside from the buildings, towers and skyscrapers. The Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree can also be seen from there. It was fun crossing the rainbow bridge even if I was inside the train. What a breathtaking experience for me!

My amazement did not end right there. The moment I got off from the train in Odaiba Station, I forgot that my stomach was empty and started searching for a map to locate that Gundam robot. As we are heading towards the Gundam robot, there were other interesting things I saw on our way. At that night, I felt like I traveled to the future. The place was very beautiful and futuristic that seems to be like a dream. It was indeed one of the unforgettable experiences I have.

In my next post, I will tell you more about my adventure at that night in Odaiba as we find our way to witness the giant robot.

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