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Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo

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Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
Odaiba (お台場) is no bespoke place for travelers and locals who would like to see a different kind of grandness in Japan. Even if it is a huge man-made island along Tokyo Bay, the area is quite developed, to the point that it has increasingly been recognized as a tourist attraction also.

As a matter of fact, this reclaimed land offshore Shinagawa is one of the venue locations in the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics. Of course, knowing this, it must be part of anyone’s itinerary, when visiting Tokyo, Japan, right?

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It made it into our bucket list, so we found ourselves waking up a bit early than normal, struggling to endure the chaos that is known as the Tokyo metro, and good thing we made a fruitful arrival to see Odaiba’s popular shopping and sightseeing places.

It may seem to be a bit hard to get to Odaiba, whether you are a Tokyonite or a tourist, but what I think would really make you interested to do so is the fact that the Odaiba station is an adventure in itself. Just because I am a fan of old school and busy train stations, it does not mean that I favor this one so much – but yes, maybe that’s the reason. Since Odaiba is known to be one of the entertainment and shopping districts in Tokyo, you’re kind of guaranteed to have that daily cultural chaos that Japan is famed for. Busy but orderly and far from noisy, so Odaiba!

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After running through the Odaiba map available on almost every corner around the area, we navigated our way to the Odaiba Rainbow Bridge first. It’s quite near the Odaiba shopping malls, so before we grabbed a bit of local takoyaki, we joined the Japanese bandwagon in taking sunset shots around the Odaiba Rainbow Bridge. The backdrop is one of a kind! It’s like a saturated version of the Aurora Borealis lights embroidered around the Odaiba Rainbow Bridge, and looks even better, because of the golden hour.

Aside from the Odaiba Ferris wheel, the decks Tokyo beach, the Fuji TV building, and the Aquacity Odaiba, the biggest highlight here is the Gundam Front Tokyo. I’m no anime or gundam fan, but for this one, man – Japanese creativity at its finest. This complex opened at around April 2012, and has a multitude of entertainment, shopping and dining options. It has the Gundam Base Tokyo located in DiverCity Tokyo Plaza where you can find this ginormous robot that’s shockingly animated! Every kid (and even adults) wanted to climb the life-size robot and be the cool pilot of this fascinating world! There’s even a short movie skit that you can enjoy, both in the widescreen and in the whole body of the gundam statue. Talk. About. High-tech. Amazing.

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bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
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bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo ::  Odaiba: Finding the Unicorn Gundam Statue in Tokyo


Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 60 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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