General Information about Odaiba
Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, across the
Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive
purposes in the 1850s, 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. Odaiba is one of the
venues of 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The events to be held there are beach volleyball at Shiokaze Park, triathlon and marathon
swimming at Odaiba Marine Park, and gymnastics at a new gymnastics
venue. Odaiba is a popular shopping and sightseeing district for
Tokyoites and tourists. Major attractions are all within walking
distance from the conference venue. The following list is our
- Rainbow Bridge, the symbol of Odaiba. You can have a good view of the bridge from Odaiba park.
- Fuji Television Co. Ltd., one of the most profitable TV companies
in Japan. Some of the studios are open for the visitors, and if you are
lucky you can even see live TV program recordings.
of Maritime Science, a marine science museum. One of the
most valuable exibits of the museum is the famous icebreaker Soya, which
was the transportation of first Japanese Antarctic research expedition
teams in 1970's.
- Diver City, a shopping mall. You can find a 20 m high1:1 model of mobile suite RX-78 II of the legendary anime, Gundam.
- Ooedo-onsen Monogatari, a hot spring site and hotel where is just
several minutes walk from the conference site. How about a rest here
after daily conference?
- And many more…
General Information about Tokyo
Tokyo is the capital of Japan. It is the most populous metropolitan
area (the population of great Tokyo area is 37.9 million in 2014)
the largest urban agglomeration economy in the world. Tokyo is a very
convenient city. The train/subway network there extends to over 3,000
km and brings visitors to nearly everywhere in Tokyo from early morning
to deep night. It has two international airports, Haneda and Narita.
They handle more than 1,500 flights everyday, connecting major
foreigner cities all over the world. More than 7,000 24-hour convenience stores
are nearly everywhere in Tokyo, and visitors will never be afraid of being
unable to buy something they need. Also, Japan is very often to be
selected as the safest country in the world. Because Tokyo’s
convenience and its safety, it won the 2020 Olympic game venue
competition, and attracts more than 4 million foreign visitors every
There are many attractive sites in Tokyo, the following is a list of
selected ones, from a foreigner view point.
- Tokyo Skytree, currently the highest tower and second highest
structure in the world. It opened in May 2012. It is a
broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower in Tokyo with the
height of 634 m.
- Senso-ji, the oldest Buddhist temple in
Tokyo. The big lantern hung at its entrance is one of the symbols of
- Tukiji fish market, the biggest wholesale
fish and seafood market in the world. Visitors can find many delicious
and cheap seafood restaurants.
- Akihabara: it is a district of Tokyo and is a major
shopping center for household electronic products. Now it is considered
the center of otaku culture and a shopping district for games, anime,
manga, and computer goods.
- And many more...