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Holidays in Rainbow Bridge
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Take a stroll across Tokyo's famous suspension bridge and enjoy fabulous views of the city.

Make sure you bring your camera when you walk over Rainbow Bridge, as you will want to record the appealing views of the city's skyline. It's a very easy walk too which takes you right to Odaiba, a popular tourist spot. The 798-metre bridge's official name is more prosaically Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route – Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge. Construction began in 1987 and was finished in 1993. The bridge got its more popular name through the coloured lights that illuminate the towers supporting its suspension cables. The solar-powered red, white and green lights create a rainbow effect which is reflected down into the waters of Tokyo Bay.

The bridge has two decks – one where you pay a toll, and a lower deck which has lanes for regular traffic and a monorail. It connects Shibaura Pier to the Odaiba waterfront area in Minato.

Rainbow Bridge has several observation platforms on the north side from which to enjoy views of the Tokyo Tower, Skytree, and the rest of the city’s skyline. On the south side, you can get shots of Odaiba’s beachfront, the Fuji Television building, and weather permitting, Mount Fuji in the distance.

For the best views of the bridge, head to Odaiba, where as well as great hotels and museums, you will find many waterfront vantage points and restaurants with outside tables. At sunset, the view gets even more impressive as the bridge and nearby skyscrapers are lit up.

The bridge is free for pedestrians and is open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. in summer, 10 a.m. - p.m. in winter. It is also closed on the third Monday of the month, from 29 to 31 December, and during bad weather. The easiest way to get to Rainbow Bridge is to get the Yamanote line to Shinbashi Station, then take the Yurikamome train from Shinbashi to Shibaura-Futou. Odaibakaihinkoen station in Odaiba also has a connecting walkway to the bridge.

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The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is AU$100 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.

Located in Shiodome, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ginza Wako Building, Kabuki-za Theatre and Zojoji Temple. Tokyo Tower and Hibiya Park are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,218 reviews)

"Great staff and location! My wife and I was so happy to stay at this hotel, and we will definitely stay here when I visit Japan next time."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb. 2021

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
4.5 out of 5
1-9-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The price is AU$267 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.

This family-friendly Tokyo hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Bay, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo and DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Awsome! But no bathrobe in the room. A shame! Though the stay wasn’t long, could relax and enjoy sea front resort."…"

Reviewed on 16 Apr. 2020

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
4.5 out of 5
2-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is AU$212 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.

Located in Minato, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hot Springs and MORI ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,018 reviews)

"It was great experience and the staff they were really friendly ...."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
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The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is AU$100 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
4.5 out of 5
1-9-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The price is AU$267 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
4.5 out of 5
2-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is AU$212 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
REGALO Shibaura 601
REGALO Shibaura 601
3 out of 5
Kaigan 3-17-9, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is AU$204 per night from 5 Mar. to 6 Mar.
REGALO Shibaura 601
HOTEL DOUBLE SHIBAURA
HOTEL DOUBLE SHIBAURA
3 out of 5
Shibaura 2-17-11, Minato-ku, Tokyo
HOTEL DOUBLE SHIBAURA
Hotel Gracery Tamachi
Hotel Gracery Tamachi
3.5 out of 5
3-8-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is AU$126 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
Hotel Gracery Tamachi
Pullman Tokyo Tamachi
Pullman Tokyo Tamachi
4.5 out of 5
3 1 21 Shibaura, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is AU$195 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
Pullman Tokyo Tamachi
Chisun Hotel Hamamatsucho
Chisun Hotel Hamamatsucho
3 out of 5
1-3-10 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is AU$58 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
Chisun Hotel Hamamatsucho
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Tamachi
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Tamachi
3 out of 5
3-14-21 Shibaura Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is AU$81 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Tamachi
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