The Tokyo Bay area has multiple ship terminals and the Harumi Terminal Park, also known as the ocean gateway to the international city of Tokyo, is a hidden gem. The port park offers some great views of the Tokyo Bay and is a MUST VISIT for shutterbugs. Multiple fountains and art structures erected in the terminal give a design sense to the terminal. Unfortunately, there are not many shops or food establishments at the terminal, so carry your own food with you.
The park is a popular spot for barbeque parties in summer and is very crowded at the time of the Tokyo Bay Summer Fireworks. There is an observation deck on floor 6 of the terminal, offering some panoramic views of the Rainbow Bridge and the entire Tokyo skyline.
The park is supposedly used as a filming site for dramas and movies and, if you are lucky, there is a high probability of spotting someone famous or watching a film shoot on the premises. The Park is not easily accessed by train, so you will need to hop on Tokyo Bus #03 or #05, which you can catch from popular locations like Tokyo Station and Ginza.
Travelling to various places and locations in Japan for over 20 years now, I want to share my experiences and also hear about destinations that I still have not been to in the land of the rising sun. Am a photography enthusiast and love to do slow shutter blue hour photography in Tokyo.