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Rainbow Bridge レインボーブリッジ

Rainbow Bridge Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge Rainbow Bridge

Linking Odaiba and Shibaura Pier, the colorful Rainbow Bridge and its light displays have become a major tourist attraction

Sometimes a bridge isn't just for getting you from one place to another. The Rainbow Bridge, which links the mainland to the artificial islet of Odaiba , is also a tourist attraction in its own right. Built in the 1990s, the structure has enabled this part of Tokyo Bay to flourish, and is surrounded by top tourist attractions.

Don't Miss

  • Panoramic views of the Odaiba waterfront
  • Having a picnic on the bridge's benches or at nearby Seaside Park

How to Get There

The bridge is accessible on foot from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen and Shibaura-Futo stations, or by taxi.

Tokyo's most colorful crossing

The supporting towers of the bridge have been painted white, but they are lit up at night in rainbow colors in December, giving the bridge its nickname—it is officially known as the Tokyo Bay Connector Bridge.

The bridge and its views are quite beautiful even when illuminated in regular lights during the rest of the year.

Savor the view

Crossing northern Tokyo Bay from the Odaiba waterfront entertainment district to Shibaura Pier, Rainbow Bridge accommodates both vehicles and pedestrians. You can't cross the walkway after 9 p.m. in the summer or 6 p.m. in the winter, however, and while you can push your bicycle across, you can't ride it over the bridge.

It takes around 20 to 30 minutes to cross the bridge on foot, although most visitors linger at the benches in the middle and enjoy the view. There are pedestrian walkways on either side of the bridge, so pick the side with the view you most want to see. The view of Odaiba Seaside Park is the most popular.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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