Tokyo At Night: Odaiba

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Tokyo isn’t a beautiful city by day, but at night it’s transformed into a glittering jewel. This is the view from Odaiba, as the dinner boats set off down the Sumidagawa River.

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Lights make a glittering fairytale archway at Palette Town.

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The famous ferris wheel outside Zepp Tokyo, lit up in brilliant neon.

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The towering Gundam robot near Tokyo Teleport station.

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These twin towers remind me of an arcology out of some William Gibson-esque future.

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The ferris wheel puts on a light show all night long.

If you’d like to visit Odaiba the next time you’re in Tokyo, directions & maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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