Nestled among the concrete dockside of Tokyo Bay is the 800 metre (half mile) golden crescent of Odaiba Beach. There is no pretence that the beach here is anything but man made with the backdrop of high-rise buildings reinforcing this. Despite its urban setting there are trees lining the beachfront and an area of parkland runs along this section of coast.
The view out from the beach is towards the famous Rainbow Bridge - a suspension bridge which is colorfully illuminated at night using solar power. If you stick around for the light show you may catch a sunset too, which is always spectacular as the lights of Tokyo come on and reflect in the water.
There is always something going on at Odaiba beach, but never any swimming. Unsuprisingly the water quality is just not good enough for bathing. That aside there are plenty of facilities beachside and if you fancy a spot of shopping the Decks mall is nearby.
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