The Tokyo Big Sight is a nickname for The Tokyo International Exhibition Center, the largest convention centre in Japan. The architectural design of this venue was the reason I decided to travel out to this building. It is situated on the shore of Tokyo Bay that is approximately 30 minutes from Tokyo Station.
The exhibition centre hosts many events including tech expos, fashion and art shows etc. At the time of my visit there were no events occurring therefore the buildings and surrounding grounds were almost empty with very few people around.
It is one of the largest convention centre buildings I have seen around the world on my travels. The conference tower garners the most attention from visitors due to its unique inverted pyramid design.
I recommend going for a walk inside the building, the large exhibition hall is interesting to see and the conference tower is also a place you can take some good photos.
Other than the architecture, there are not many other things to see at this venue unless there is an event going on during your visit. As mentioned in previous blogs, the train journey on the Yurikamome line is a great experience because the entire metro line is automated and you can sit at the front of the train where the driver’s cab would usually be.
How to get there:
Take the Yurikamome line to Kokusaitenjijoseimon Station and walk for roughly 5 minutes, you can almost see the exhibition centre from the exit of the metro station.
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