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More Than Just teamLab! Palette Town is a Perfect Place to Spend a Day in Tokyo Odaiba!

More Than Just teamLab! Palette Town is a Perfect Place to Spend a Day in Tokyo Odaiba!

Date published: 19 February 2020
Last updated: 2 October 2020

Palette Town in Odaiba, Tokyo is home to the Mori Building Digital Art Museum: Epson teamLab Borderless selected by TIME Magazine as one of “The Most Amazing Places in the World 2019 Edition”, a shopping mall, the mobility theme park MEGA WEB, a hall for live performances, and a large Ferris wheel.

In this article, we will tell you about the many attractions offered in this large-scale complex!

Table of Contents
  1. Look for the large Ferris wheel at Palette Town!
  2. Shopping Mall VenusFort
  3. MEGA WEB: Great place for car lovers! Experience-based theme park
  4. Giant Ferris Wheel: Bird’s-eye view of Tokyo!
  5. teamLab Borderless: Experience cool light art!
  6. Zepp Tokyo Concert Hall
  7. Enjoy shopping and other activities at Palette Town!

Look for the large Ferris wheel at Palette Town!

Look for the large Ferris wheel at Palette Town!

Palette Town is a huge entertainment complex consisting of the commercial facility VenusFort, the digital art museum teamLab Borderless, the mobility experience-based theme park MEGA WEB, the live studio Zepp Tokyo and a gigantic Ferris wheel.

It is a 3-minute walk from the Rinkai Line Tokyo Teleport Station, directly connected to New Transit Yurikamome Aomi Station.

This tourist attraction in Odaiba is visited by many people whether it be on weekdays or holidays because of its easy access from Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Ikebukuro, and Yokohama.

In 2019 teamLab Borderless was selected as one of "the most wonderful places in the world” by the American international news magazine TIME and this has led to it becoming a popular destination for many foreign tourists.

It is so large that it is difficult to see everything in a single day, so keep that in mind if you want to leisurely see everything.

Shopping Mall VenusFort

Shopping Mall VenusFort

VenusFort is a commercial complex designed to look like an 18th century European town. Inside it there are about 160 shops offering a variety of goods ranging from apparel to beauty items and designer sundries. There are also superb cafes and restaurants perfect for taking breaks from your shopping.

The ceiling replicates the sky and changes with the time of day. These changes in color give it the appearance of being just like under the sky and give the space a more open feeling to add to your shopping pleasure. The interior also changes according to the season. When we visited in December shops and other places were decorated with lights.

One place you should be sure to visit when you go to VenusFort is the Venus OUTLET on the 3rd floor. There are about 40 shops here making it the only outlet floor in the 23 wards of Tokyo. Here you can buy brand-name products at reasonable prices which makes it a popular destination spot for those who like outlets.

VenusFort also has a pet shop and shops that sell goods for pets. Stop by here and check out the cute animals during your shopping.

MEGA WEB: Great place for car lovers! Experience-based theme park

“Look, drive, and experience” at the mobility experience-based theme park MEGA WEB. There are three areas in the facility: Toyota City Showcase, Ride Studio, and History Garage, each having a different theme.

Up-close look at cars at Toyota City Showcase

Toyota City Showcase is an area where new model Toyotas are displayed. For those who are interested, test drives of the cars displayed is possible.

There is also a game corner where you can experience motorsports with cars outfitted with next-generation technology. This is great for children whose legs are too short to reach the accelerator as they can enjoy the experience sitting on a parent’s lap.

Learn traffic rules in a fun way at Ride Studio

This is an area where you can actually drive. The vehicles are outfitted with the same technology found on actual cars. You can learn traffic rules while experiencing the real feel of driving a car! This is a popular spot for families because everyone from preschoolers to adults can enjoy the experience.

Get a feel of history at the History Garage

Classic cars, both foreign and domestic, are displayed in a retro atmosphere against a backdrop of building facades reminiscent of the 1960s in Tokyo. Here you can get a feel of what it must have been like during the good old days decades ago.

In the History Garage, there is also the Restoration Pit where you can see the restoration work of a historic car up close, and the Motor Sports Heritage that shows the history of motor sports. This is an area that will certainly appeal to car lovers!

Giant Ferris Wheel: Bird’s-eye view of Tokyo!

Giant Ferris Wheel: Bird’s-eye view of Tokyo!

If you go to Palette Town, why not take a ride on the giant Ferris wheel that is the symbol of the place? From it you can get a spectacular view of many famous places in Tokyo, such as the Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, and the Rainbow Bridge. You can even see Mt. Fuji on a clear day.

The view at dusk when the sun is setting and city lights start to come on is quite romantic. You can get a very different view of Tokyo from the Ferris wheel.

  • Palette Town Giant Ferris Wheel
    パレットタウン大観覧車
    • Address 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
    • Nearest Station 3-minute walk from the Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line.
      Directly connected to New Transit Yurikamome Aomi Station.
    • Phone Number 03-5500-2655
    • Open:
      10:00 a.m. ~ 10:00 p.m.
      * Friday, Saturday, day before holiday the time is extended until 10:40 p.m.
      Closed: open throughout the year (Closed twice a year for inspections)
      Prices:
      Individual: Adult (12 years and older) 1,000 yen
      Individual: Child (4 ~ 11 years of age) 500 yen; no charge for children 3 and under
      Group rates for 20 or more: 550 yen per person

teamLab Borderless: Experience cool light art!

teamLab Borderless: Experience cool light art!

Mori Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless, a museum in Odaiba, Tokyo, directed by developer Mori Building and Art Collective teamLab. Under the concept of “Borderless,” the huge 10,000 m² space is an expansive world of art works that vary according to the season and are connected without boundaries.

The concept of teamLab Borderless is "Museum without a Map". This is art that enables you to explore and discover as you wander about as you wish, there being no set course, among the various works. Here you can experience something mysterious as though you had blended into the light. Since the contents of the exhibition change depending on the time of visit and the season, each time you visit you are bound to discover something new.

  • MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless
    森ビル デジタルアート ミュージアム: エプソン チームラボボーダレス
    • Address 2nd floor of Odaiba Palette Town, 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
    • Nearest Station 5-minute walk from the Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line
      3-minute walk from New Transit Yurikamome Aomi Station
    • Phone Number 03-6368-4292
    • Open:
      Weekdays 10:00 a.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.
      Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00 a.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.
      * 3/20 ~ 4/12 10:00 a.m. ~ 9:00 p.m. every day because hours are specially extended
      * Last admission is one hour before hall closes. Hours of operation vary according to the season.
      Closed: 2nd and 4th Tuesday
      * Closed on February 17, 18, 19. Open on 11th and 25th.
      Admission: Adults (high school age and above) 3,200 yen
      Children (junior high school age and younger) 1,000 yen, * 3 years old and younger free
      Disabled Person Discount: Those with proper identification may be accompanied by one other person, the fee being 1,600 yen per person.
      (* Prices are those of January 2020)

Zepp Tokyo Concert Hall

Zepp Tokyo Concert Hall

Large concert hall that can accommodate 2,709 people. There are no seats, so the audience can enjoy the feeling of being at one with the performing artists. Fans of Japanese artists should check in advance to see when there will be performances. (* Tickets are required for admission)

  • Zepp Tokyo
    Zepp Tokyo
    • Address 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
    • Nearest Station 3-minute walk from the Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line.
      Directly connected to New Transit Yurikamome Aomi Station.
    • Phone Number 03-3599-0710

Enjoy shopping and other activities at Palette Town!

Palette Town is a place where you can enjoy shopping and other activities. Odaiba can be easily accessed from Haneda Airport as well as from the city center, so it is a great place for stopping by to get some souvenirs before leaving the country.

In this article we introduced only a few of the many attractions that are available. This is one place you will definitely want to visit when sightseeing in Tokyo!

Written by Nanakusa China

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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