And there were some impressive views of Tokyo's infrastructure. The working side of the city.
The return trip was on 2 wheels via Tsukiji!
I hope they improve this access by 2020 ... in time for the Olympics.
April 5, 2016 Update: See comments below, as well as a diagram of Tokyo 2020 venues in Odaiba/Ariake and the rest of the "Bay Zone" and recent Google Maps images below ... at least they are adding a second bridge just south of Tsukiji that will go through to the Kachidoki/Tsukishima southern edge and then on to Ariake (the latter span looks ready to open any day) ... but that is still quite far from the Odaiba venues. I wonder WHY they are adding a JR stop between Shinagawa and Tamachi in time for the games ... unless they plan ferry shuttles, or plan to open up the Rainbow Bridge to foot/bicycle traffic? Otherwise there is not really any place to go from such a train stop.
Admittedly, I have not followed this planning process closely, and my curiousity was a result of the ride this Saturday ... so let me know if I am missing something.
|You can see a grey line where the bridge is being added between Hamarikyu Gardens and Tsukiji ... through to Ariake. |
Not ideal for someone heading from Shinagawa (or Meguro or Setagaya or Shibuya or Azabu or Kawasaki) to Odaiba.