Rainbow Bridge

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Neighborhood: Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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Dimples S
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Take the subway. Taxi was a little pricey. It is not every month that the bridge is in color. In December and January when we were in Tokyo it was. But check before you make the trip. We had a drink at the Hilton. Riverfront and look upon the bridge. Go before 6 pm. At 6 pm the bar is reserved for dinner. In December and January it was cold and windy so we were grateful to inside and able to enjoy the colors as the sun set but also be out of the wind.
Written January 10, 2020
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Laura
Minato, Japan32 contributions
As its name does NOT indicate, this bridge is not always rainbow-colored. But if you're lucky to visit in December or August, you can admire it in all its nighttime glory.
By day it's a convenient way to cross the bay from Odaiba to Shibaura, and further to Tamachi. The walk takes about 30 minutes and is very scenic but there is a lot of traffic going past so some people might find that off-putting.
Written January 25, 2020
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,249 contributions
The bridge has a free pedestrian walkway on either side of the roadway, and walking across this bridge was one of the highlights of my Tokyo visit. While it is high, it feels completely safe as the walkway is wide and enclosed by safety netting. Periodically along the walkway there are wider spots from where good pictures of Tokyo Bay and Daiba can be taken.

I got to the northern end of the bridge by taking the monorail from the Shiodome station, and then getting off the monorail at the Shibauru station. From here it was about a two-block walk west to the northern end of the bridge. There is a small reception 'building', where you go up an elevator to get to the walkway. Two elevators are available, one for the walkway on the western side of the bridge and one for the walkway on the eastern side of the bridge. Total distance is about 1500 m across the bridge, so it might take about 30 minutes if you walk at a leisurely pace.

Note that the walkway is only open during daylight hours, which vary depending on the time of year. Check websites for opening hours.

This combines well to a visit to the Daiba attractions. Since I had seen those before, I instead walked over to the terminal for the Sumida River ferry, and took the ferry up the river to the Skytree area.
Written February 21, 2020
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Gina Seh
Singapore, Singapore1,868 contributions
Family
The bridge looks pretty normal in the day time but when night falls, it turns into a nice rainbow color with the lights.
That alone doesn’t make the trip there worth it.
But in December, if you have Saturday nights free, I think it is nice to go to the Decks for dinner and catch the fireworks.
Written March 2, 2020
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Garry B
Shibuya, Japan10 contributions
Certainly not for the faint-hearted or if you are scared of heights but a wonderful view and nice to get some salty wind in the face. It can take about one hour from Odaiba to the nearest JR station on the "mainland" but it is a relaxing walk with minimal incline. Of course, it is free as you are just walking on a normal bridge.
Written January 26, 2020
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK7,124 contributions
Friends
Lovely looking bridge which can be seen from outside Aqua City and our hotel bar. Fascinating structure. We heard that you could walk across but never had the time. Gets lit up at night to really stand out.
Written March 25, 2020
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979midiy
Sydney, Australia91 contributions
Friends
A beautiful bridge to look at, scary to walk.
The shuttering noise of metal screens made me nervous but the thought of crossing an earthquake prone area over the bay is the scariest. Takes about 20 minutes if you are a quick walker.
Written March 30, 2020
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Leonardo Iollo
Naples, Italy275 contributions
Friends
It’s the bridge that connects Tokyo to Odaiba. I thinks that is very very good observing it from Odaiba by night so you can admire the bridge full of colours and Tokyo skyline at the same time.
Written February 5, 2019
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Fearless34083
31 contributions
Well, it's free to cross over on foot. Rainbow bridge is a famous bridge for those akin to Japanese flicks so possibly a 'must-do' for some. Bridge is mostly for lovers to stroll through and see the skyline along the way to Odaiba. Bicycles are forbidden and pedestration traffic extremely light (only had three other people I saw on the bridge that evening). The downside is that the bridge shares the platform with vehicular traffic so, while it's safely separated by a barrier, the exhaust fumes of continously crossing traffic running parallel to you somewhat reduces the romanticism of this bridge. Nonetheless, I found it quite fun to walk on with my SO. By myself? I wouldn't do it.
Written June 20, 2005
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Bz3rk
Raleigh, NC484 contributions
While the giant Rainbow bridge is worth seeing, I didn't want to walk across it. Instead I took the Yurikamome train to Odaiba. It is an elevated train that also crosses on the Rainbow Bridge, and gives some pretty good views of the city and Odaiba. Perhaps the best way to see the Bridge is to take a Sumida river cruise, which passes under the giant bridge.
Written March 20, 2007
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