TokyoStreetView: Odaiba (4K VIDEO)
From the Editor:
We love sharing awe-inspiring videos of the seething Shibuya scramble intersection or marveling at the eye-in-the-sky tilt-shift time lapse work of darwinfish105, but we also enjoy slower, contemplative slices of Tokyo life. With that in mind, we hope you enjoy our latest video feature, presented in beautiful 4K (don't forget to dial up the YouTube resolution!).
Also known as the official beach of Tokyo, Odaiba’s construction was initially undertaken in the 1850s to construct six fortress islands to protect Tokyo.
Today you can only access the No. 3 Battery Fortress, or Dai-San Daiba (第三台場) which has been open to the public since 1928. Usually empty, this reconverted battery is an amazingly peaceful park with a stunning view of both Odaiba beach and Rainbow Bridge!
The now iconic Rainbow Bridge was originally named the “Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route - Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge.” The name Rainbow Bridge was later decided by the public after its construction, which ended in 1993.
But Odaiba is much more than this beautiful bridge, and its current form has been shaped since the 1990s with the construction of major commercial outlets along with residential and leisure areas. These include the famous Fuji Television Building, the Miraikan (the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation), Tokyo Big Sight (or Tokyo International Exhibition Center), Aqua City, the Panasonic Center, the Museum of Maritime Science, the MegaWeb, or the world’s largest showroom where you can actually test all the Toyota cars available in Japan. There is also a replica of the Statue of Liberty, the Sega Joypolis (an arcade wonderland), a life size Gundam statue, and finally a stunning onsen, the Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hot Springs. This is an Edo Period-like outdoor and indoor onsen park that everybody must visit once in their life, whether you are a visitor to Tokyo or a resident!
Visiting Odaiba cannot be done in one day, there is so much to discover there and we strongly advise you to plan ahead in order to not miss anything that this place has to offer!
From the Contributor:
Beautiful Japan; a Love Story.
Japan is a world apart from everything you know. It’s a place like no other, built on centuries of tradition and unrivaled attention to detail. Japan is a cultural Galapagos out of reach for many, and it often remains an untouched mystery even for the lucky few who’ve come to call it their home.
A True Contemplative Experience.
TokyoStreetView is born of a passion for life in Japan, and the series aims to offer others around the world a chance to enjoy a bias-free experience of its many wonders. Unlike other videos you may find on Japan, TokyoStreetView’s are purely contemplative: our camera(s) are your eyes and our tripod is your chair, just sit with us, relax, and let an amazing world unfold in front of you in a succession of short ~10-second sequences of RAW 4K video.
We hope our passion for this mesmerizing country will touch your heart, and, though our videos, you’ll feel some of the wonder we held from the first day we set foot on this beautiful archipelago.