The contrasts of Tokyo life – Day 3: Odaiba Technology Island and Tokyo Disneyland

Tonight you're going to the fairytale world of Disney cartoons - Disneyland amusement park. And then you'll find Odaiba Island, a separate small world of innovative technology. You will get acquainted with the legendary Toyota cars - vintage and modern, visit the Miraikan Science Museum, and then ride the Ferris wheel with chic views. At the end of the day, one of the best spas is waiting for you.
The contrasts of Tokyo life

Trip duration: 6 days

Viktoria Afanaseva

Café Paulista (カフェーパウリスタ)


Good morning, delicious coffee and tender desserts in this stylish cafe! The cafe is open from 8:30 to 21:30 from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday it is open later - from 11:30 and closes at 20:00.

Tokyo Disneyland (東京ディズニーランド)

Theme Parks

Disneyland is the best fairytale amusement park in Tokyo. The best time to go to Disneyland is on weekdays, as there are a lot of people here at weekends or during holidays or vacations, and it takes a long time to wait for the attractions. You can buy Fast Pass tickets. You can go through the quick pass system at the time indicated on the ticket without queuing for the attraction you want to get to. Shops in the park sell a variety of themed goods. The main feature of the park is the parades. A lot of people gather here to see this colorful sight. Favorite cartoon characters, music, fireworks - what could be better? :)

Statue of Liberty (自由の女神像)

Monuments / Landmarks

One of the most popular attractions on the island of Odaiba is a smaller copy of the Statue of Liberty. It was established in 1998 by companies whose offices are located above the Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge. Not only tourists, but also Japanese people like to be photographed next to this statue, the background of which is the walls of majestic skyscrapers.


Australian Restaurants, Cafés, Breakfast Spots

Australian corner of Odaiba Island. The restaurant is located in the Odaiba shopping mall. The window overlooks the rainbow bridge. There's also a veranda. The restaurant is open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Toyota City Showcase

Event Spaces

For car enthusiasts, the Toyota Mega Web interactive exhibition complex will be perfect. It's like a real Japanese street in Tokyo in the sixties, with cars, machinery, vintage shops and more. It's a free entrance. Look in the next hall, where in the "Garage of History" collected a collection of cars 1950-70-ies, and not just "Toyota". There's a toy car show. In the sports wing - vintage cars Toyota, designed for racing. Today's Toyota can be used not only by adults, but also by children - there is a reduced version for them.

Miraikan (日本科学未来館)

Science Museums

The Odaiba district is a place of gathering of various museums and exhibition complexes devoted to innovative technologies and innovations. One such is the National Museum of Advanced Science and Technology Miraikan. It's got six floors in it. The exhibition in the museum includes a live broadcast of data from seismometers, which are located in different parts of Japan, proving that the country is constantly slightly "shaking". On one of the floors there is an interactive area for children, a copy of the International Space Station, where you can learn about the structure of the universe. There is an interactive zone for children and an exact copy of the International Space Station, you can get acquainted with the structure of the universe, to study a large globe made of liquid crystal displays. On the second floor there are laboratories, coming to them, you can take part in various experiments.

Palette Town Giant Sky Wheel (パレットタウン大観覧車)

Theme Park Rides/Attractions

A huge Ferris wheel will rise above the city at 115 meters in height. Daikanransha has been working since 1999. Full wheel rotation takes 15 minutes. Some of its cabins are equipped with a transparent floor, which makes the view even more interesting.

Oedo Onsen Monogatari (大江戸温泉物語)

Hot Springs

One of the most popular spas. The baths here are divided into closed (separately for men and separately for women) and open baths. They are filled with natural hot water, which is pumped from a spring located at a depth of 1,400 meters below the Tokyo Bay. You can come here after 6 p.m. and get a discount of 500 yen. People with tattoos in the Oedo Onsen Monogatari baths are not allowed in. At the entrance, visitors change their clothes for one of the colorful yukata (light cotton kimono) of their choice. They wear these clothes as they walk through the complex, which is a modern copy of the central part of old Tokyo illuminated by lanterns.

Tsukiji Miyagawa Honten (つきじ宮川本廛)

Unagi Restaurants

Unagi is the best in the Ginza! The end of a busy day is here. Unagi serves eels for a traditional barbecue style: crispy on the outside, but melting soft and juicy on the inside. The restaurant is open until 10:00 p.m.