Tokyo Big Sight, also known by its official name of Tokyo International Exhibition Center, is the largest convention center in Japan. Located in the Odaiba area of Tokyo, it hosts numerous conferences, exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Tokyo Big Sight is comprised of several buildings. The most notable section is the conference tower, which is made up of four inverted triangles balanced on columns. The reception hall inside can seat 1,100 visitors and the 22 conference rooms all overlook the nearby Tokyo Bay. Events are also held in both the East and West Exhibition Halls, as well as a rooftop exhibition area.
The grounds are dotted with a collection of seven modern artworks from a variety of Japanese and international artists. Works include a stone, water and light creation by Korean artist Lee Ufan, a painting by Irish-born Michael Craig-Martin and a large-scale marble piece by Japanese sculptor Hidetoshi Nagasawa.
Tokyo Big Sight offers a full calendar of events and exhibitions throughout the year, with many events taking place on weekdays. Popular and recurring events include the hugely popular Tokyo Anime Fair and the Tokyo Motor Show, as well as the biannual Design Festa which takes place every spring and autumn.
Tokyo Big Sight is convenient to a number of methods of transportation. Direct buses connect Tokyo Station and the convention center in 40 minutes, while the Yurikamome monorail from Shimbashi Station delivers attendees to the site in only 22 minutes. Tokyo Big Sight is also linked to Haneda Airport by a limousine bus, and is an hour from the city’s main international hub at Narita Airport. Or, for a truly unique way to arrive at a conference in style, enjoy a 30-minute waterbus ride from Hinode Pier to the Ariake Terminal adjacent to the exhibition hall.
Tokyo Big Sight is the largest convention center in Japan. Located in Odaiba, Tokyo, the beautiful and architecturally striking facility hosts numerous major events, from public exhibitions to industry trade fairs.
The Tokyo International Fire and Disaster Prevention Exhibition is a large-scale event which showcases some of the country's approaches to dealing with disasters, and it's held once every five years.
Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort is part of the Hankyu-Hanshin luxury hotels group. Since 1938, this luxury hotel has been opening its doors to guests who seek a comfortable stay with convenient access to central Tokyo.
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In addition to the food (teppanyaki) grilled on a hot iron plate, guests enjoy the spectacular night view of Tokyo Bay, which can be seen from each of the tables. Apart from the breathtaking view, the chefs put on a real show for the guests, who can then enjoy the delicious dishes. In addition to an inexpensive lunch menu, a rich dinner is also offered, so that there is something for every taste. For those who like to drink wine with their meal, there are over 50 varieties on offer, including many that are perfect for teppanyaki. The restaurant also has a special room that is ideal for parties or entertaining guests.
This huge 350-seat capacity brewery restaurant is located in a renovated warehouse overlooking the canal. Enjoy modern American food with craft beers from the adjoining brewery.
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Venus Fort is an outlet mall in Odaiba, Tokyo, situated within the so-called Palette Town. It is a Venetian style mall and can make you actually feel like you are in Italy for a moment. There are many outlet stores and plenty of opportunities to dine at one of the many restaurants or food courts. Bus: a direct 15-minute bus service exists that connects Haneda Airport.
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