Japan in the Winter series is back again this year and today we take a lookie at the Odaiba area in Tokyo. Places visited include Odaiba Deck, Aqua City, Diver City, Venus Port and loads of other shops in these entertainment facilities. First up is Odaiba Deck's Daiba Icchoume Shotengai - a floor dedicated to retro goodies and attractions from the Showa period.
If you love the Showa period (1926 through 1989 ) then you will love this place. I personally love the Showa period so much so that a world in Mirai Millennium is a mix of retro showa and sci-fi future.
This place is full of snacks - some modern and retro.
Can't get enough of Pocky? If so then make sure you grab a couple of these giant Pocky boxes.
Stuffed Ghibli characters.
Sakuma-shiki Drops with Setsuko from Grave of the Fireflies. In case you're wondering why the product name is written backwards - the majority of Japanese folks used to write from right to left but the style gradually went out of fashion after the second world war.
Statue of Liberty replica. The real one lives here.
The Rainbow Bridge constructed in 1993 is approximately 798m long and connects Shibaura ward and Odaiba ward. If you're interested in seeing the bridge up close, take one of the boat cruises available in the area.
And this is how it looks like at night - the illumination uses solar energy collected during the day.