- Shimbashi・Shiodome Area
- Takeshiba 〜 Shibaura・Rainbow Bridge Area
- Odaiba・Aomi Area
- Ariake Area
- Toyosu Area
Guide to Odaiba・Aomi Area
From Western Gun Batteries to Most Popular Spot in Tokyo
The "Daiba" of Odaiba means gun batteries." When the Perry squadron of the United States arrived in Japan in 1853 and asked the Edo Shogunate to open up the country, the Shogunate built a Western-style naval gun batteries there for defense. Although 11 batteries were planned to be built, only the first to third, and fifth and sixth batteries were actually constructed, and presently only the third and sixth batteries exist in a state close to what they were at the time.
The area corresponding to the northwestern part of reclaimed land No.13 is conneted to the Shibaura area via Rainbow Bridge. Shibaura was made famous for being the set for the TV drama "Odoru Daisousasen" .
The third gun battery, which is connected to land, is now a historic park popular as a relaxing spot from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is also home to Odaiba Seaside Park, Rainbow Park, Amusement facilities, and a popular spot drawing visitors to the waterfront area.
Aomi is Responsible for the Computerization and Internationalization of Tokyo
Meaning "refreshing" and "sophisticated", the name "Aomi" was given to mean 'symbolic future zone of the waterfront subcenter'.
Since the 1980s, Tokyo Teleport Town has been developed to support information-oriented and internationalized communities. Presently, the southern part of Tokyo Teleport Town is home to the Telecom Center which was built to strengthen the areas presence as a data center as well as the Nippon Science Future Hall where visitors can experience advanced science and technology. The northern part of Yurikamome's Aomi Station boasts commercial and entertainment facilities such as VenusFort, Zepp Tokyo, Palette Town, and Giant Ferris Wheel.