Shiokaze Park (literally “Tide Park”) is a large park on the northwest corner of the man-made island in Tokyo Bay known as Odaiba. It’s the first stop on the Yurikamome Line which you can get from Shimbashi, or Shiodome. We also have a post on Odaiba itself:
The park is quite large with walking paths, all kinds of trees, and a large beachfront area. In the center is the new volleyball arena built in 2019 for the 2020 Olympic Games. There are 2 large hotels just to the northeast.
The Tokyo World Trade Center was completed in 1970, 2 years before the former US World Trade Center. It offers an observation deck, offices, a conference center, and underground shops + restaurants. It also has a large wedding venue. For a year or so it was the tallest building in Tokyo in the early 1970’s. In the basement is also a station for the Tokyo Monorail.
The observation deck is on the top floor. Admission is 600¥ ($6 roughly) as of this writing. It has 360-degree panorama windows and a decidedly 1970’s decor. This is the must-see attraction at the WTC, so don’t miss it.
The famous western view of Tokyo from WTC’s observation deck.
Looking down at the street from the observation deck.
If you look to the north from the observation deck, you can see Tokyo Sky Tree in the distance.
In The Basement
In the basement of WTC are shops, restaurants, a huge parking garage, and some art exhibits. There is also a rail station for the Tokyo Monorail.
Just to the south of WTC is a nice small Japanese garden called Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens. Since it’s so close, it’s worth a stop – especially in the spring or fall. There’s a large pond with walking trails, so stop in and have a look.