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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Odaiba: Urban Paradise

Harried life in the Tokyo metropolis could choke even true-blue urbanites. Recognizing this, city planners make sure that there is enough breathing space for everyone through parks and recreation areas.

But one place in Tokyo that will surely take the stress away is Odaiba, a huge artificial (yup. man-made!) island off the Bay of Tokyo initially built for defensive purposes during the 1800s. With billions of dollars poured into it particularly during Japan's extravagant 90's, it has been transformed into a breathtaking residential-commercial-tourism area. It has also become a sanctuary for people who wish to have respite from the bustle of the metropolis.

It also boasts of Marine Museums, theme parks and other crowd-drawing attractions.






(The Rainbow Bridge connecting the island to downtown Tokyo)


(Fuji TV Headquarters, a landmark in Odaiba)

29 comments:

Bryan Anthony the First said...

what about man made peace. the world needs a handful of it.

nice place

musta there?

Panaderos said...

Very nice place indeed. The place seems so peaceful judging from those photos.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

malawak pa pala ang odaiba...in future malamang na mas marami pang maitatayo dyan.

xxxborgexxx said...

the beach or whatever it is doesn't look inviting. hehe. seriously, you take nice pictures.

BlogusVox said...

Ang ganda talaga ng Japan at maaliwalas sa tingin kahit nasa city ka.

'Dre laki-lakihan mo naman ang aperture at bagal-bagalan ang shutter speed para mas maliwanag ang kuha.

R-yo said...

bryan: man-made peace? matatagalan pa yata he he. ayos lang dine.

R-yo said...

panaderos: indeed. and that's supposed to be just a stone's throw from Tokyo's concrete jungle.

R-yo said...

ever: i think so too. medyo ingat lang sila na di masyadong maging modern.

R-yo said...

borge: actually, me signs na bawal maligo. pero naisip ko lang, kung manila bay nga ... he he..

R-yo said...

blogus: sorry sir. actually, wala pa rin akong alam sa matinong photography. point and shoot pa rin ang tirada ko. hamo, pag natuto na ko, he he.

totomai said...

ive been to odaiba last 2005 pa yata. at pumunta kami sa may NTT dun. yun lang natandaan ko a.

bakit wala si liberty? di mo nakunan.at may may nag susurf pa ang kulit hehe

keep on posting about Japan atty. :-)

Ely said...

linis ah! siguro pag sa Pilipinas, puro basura na ang dagat na yan. hehehe

Dakilang Islander said...

nice capture sa mamang nakahiga...that area must be very expensive considering sa ganda ng environment

Lawstude said...

ang galing panyero. urban paradise nga. galing galing mo na kumuha ah.

Anonymous said...

reading your blog is like taking a "minute vacation". bisyo ko na.. a hard habit to break..even if...esp sa katulad ko na bukid lang ng kawit cavite ang nakikita everyday

the donG said...

wow! galing ng mga shots. gusto ko talaga yang mga scenes dyan.

joaqui_miguel said...

Great pictures! :)

dazedblu* said...

tht's a ncie palce huh, very western ambiance, Xd

KRIS JASPER said...

nice day attorney! yung pic na may maramaing tao sa dagat (?)... cute yung baby

Abaniko said...

You didn't take a pic of the Statue Of Liberty there? The place's view is breathtaking in the evening with the lights and all.

Tornadoes28 said...

I visited Odaiba back in 2004. Had lunch on top of the luxury hotel there, forgot the name. great views of the bridge and downtown Tokyo.

R-yo said...

Totomai: Di ko nakita si Liberty. Nagtago ng makita ako. heheh

R-yo said...

ely: di ko nga rin alam kung saan napupunta ang mga basura dito. ang linis ng mga dagat at ilog e. baka nasa pinas na. he he

R-yo said...

dakila: naku, takot na takot kami diyan sa mama, baka biglang magising at habulin kami ng taga. he he

R-yo said...

dazed: nice place indeed.

jasper: napansin mo talaga ang baby ha.

R-yo said...

dong & joaqui: thnks!

anonymous: thnks for reading this humble blog.

R-yo said...

Abaniko: I didn't really have time to roam around. Next time. Maganda nga yata pag night time.

R-yo said...

tornadoes: luxury hotel? sorry but i don't think i'd ever get into one here in Tokyo. will have to settle with the view from the beach. :-)

Tornadoes28 said...

I did not stay at the hotel, only ate there. And I was lucky that my generous in-laws paid for it. Otherwise it would have been ramen out on the street.