Rinkai Area — Around Ariake Station
It is area of Rinkai Line "Kokusai-Tenjijo Station" neighborhood "Kokusaitenjijo-Seimon Station" "Ariake-Tennis-no-Mori Station" Yurikamome Line "Ariake Station". At The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park SONA AREA TOKYO, near Tokyo Big Site, which holds various events throughout the year, you can have a free disaster prevention learning experience. It is a great spot for the family to visit as it has different events held throughout the year, as well as free playground equipment in the park. We recommend that you enjoy it along with visiting museums such as RiSuPia, Tokyo Water Science Museum, and Tokyo Sewerage Museum "Rainbow".
List of sightseeing theme spots
At the Tokyo Sewarage Museum "Rainbow", you can experience working in a sewer system, which you cannot usually experience. "The sewer is great! Interesting! Thankful!" It is facility where a lot of such impressions are packed in.
It is general Inside Sports facility which Koto City runs. You can use the large gymnastic room, training room, pools, and more as you like. The pools include a 25-meter pool, a 0.3–0.1-meter deep pool for children, and a jacuzzi. The water slide is very popular among children.
We can take a walk in green while enjoying ship and view of waterside to come and go. It is along canal of park and can enjoy fishing. This park has a rainbow fountain that splashes water sparkling in seven colors for approximately 10 minutes each hour from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm from April to October. You can view this fountain from the east and west side of Mizu-no-hiroba Park, as well as from Yumeno Ohashi Bridge, water buses, and Yurikamome.
When large-scale earthquake disasters occurred in metropolitan area, as for the Tokyo Rinkai Koiki Bosai Koen (The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park), urgent disaster field task forces such as country or local government are set up, and it is in place taking charge of order function that the whole park is broad-based. In this facility, you can learn about disaster prevention and have fun learning through disaster prevention training and various events held regularly.
It is lengthwise park adjacent to Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake passenger ship terminal. The area is divided into a sea side and a land side. On the sea side, you can relax, watching water buses crossing the canal and the Ferris wheel. It is along canal and can enjoy fishing. On the garden path, there are eight kaishinzo (ocean god statues) with different facial expressions.
Tokyo Water Science Museum is PR facility of the Tokyo Waterworks Bureau available free. In June 2010, it was renovated and reopened as a hands-on museum to introduce the wonders and the scientific importance of water, and to deepen interest in water and the water supply. Furthermore, "aqua tour" that stopped for Ariake water station construction was reborn by imaging technique of projection mapping in March, 2013. From wonder of water to structure of water supply, we can learn in parent and child happily.
It is tennis court which is full of lawn and green of grove-centered park. 48 tennis courts, lawn open space are on very large site center court "Ariake Colosseum" with seat of 10,000 people whom international game, concert are carried out for. You can easily use tennis courts by the hour, even as a beginner (reservations required). In addition, it is full of people enjoying walk, jogging, picnic.
"RiSuPia" is bodily sensation type museum to come in contact with charm of science and mathematics. We can learn while enjoying principle, law by personal guide system with display to appeal to Gokan for. We recommend the Discovery Field on the 3rd floor, which has many devices throughout the floor for you to enjoy scientific subjects. Workshops are held on the weekend, too.
9. TOC Ariake
Equipped with convention halls, restaurants, shops, and clinics, the Twin Towers present a new era and are a landmark of the Rinkai Sub-City Center Ariake.
These composite facilities include various facilities, such as Japanese, Western, and Chinese restaurants, a bank, a post office, and a clinic. Okunai Taki Shower Tree (Indoor Waterfall Shower Tree) is a must-see, from which you can enjoy a spectacular show with water, lights, and music, and in which approximately 2 tons of water showers all at once from a height of 35 m for 7 minutes.
Tokyo's International Exhibition Hall, Tokyo Big Sight, has a 240,000㎡ grounds and was opened in Ariake in 1996. Wide event about 300 cases a year, about 15 million people arrive.
At the study tour conducted every month, you can learn how trash from the home is disposed of after being delivered to a waste incineration plant. Visit expense is free. Even one person can participate.
During the study tour, you watch an introduction video of the waste incineration plant, and then tour the factory with an employee guide. It is an opportunity to think again about trash, which is an inseparable part of our lives.
Symbol Promenade Park has the area of approximately 26.4 hectares. It is 80 m wide and extends over approximately 4 km. It is connected to various facilities within Rinkai sub-city center as the axis of a vast green space. You can view Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, and Statue of Liberty from here. This is a healing spot in Rinkai sub-city center, where you can enjoy flowers and trees throughout the four seasons, including 100,000 bulbs in 400 varieties of tulips in spring (the most in the Metropolitan area), summer flower beds in Omotenashi Kadan, and fall foliage.
Yumeno Ohashi Bridge connects Aomi and Ariake. It is a pedestrian bridge that spans approximately 60 m. It was built based on the concept of "liveliness of festivals." The uniquely shaped lighting fixtures are designed with images of firefighters' banners and garden lanterns. At center of the bridge, there are tiles depicting Edo sights and Edo culture on the Ariake side, and Tokyo sights and Tokyo culture on the Aomi side. On fine day, we can look at Mount Fuji.
At 80 meters wide and with a combined length of around four kilometers, Symbol Promenade Park covers an area of around 26.4 hectares, and as an extensive focal point for greenery, connects various facilities within the coastal urban sub-center. We can enjoy representative night view of Tokyo including Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.
Yumeno Ohashi Bridge connects Aomi and Ariake. It is a pedestrian bridge that spans approximately 60 m. It is attractive to be able to enjoy both gorgeous night view of Tokyoteleport and the downtown area of the north side and quiet night views of warehouse street of the south side. The bridge was constructed based on the concept of a festival-like atmosphere, and the lighting for its unique form was designed to bring to mind both hanging garden lanterns and matoi, the striking decorative standards carried by Edo-era firefighters. The center of the bridge is adorned with tiles depicting Edo culture and famous locations in Edo on the Ariake side, and Tokyo culture and famous locations in Tokyo on the Aomi side.
■The use time: From March to November: Part 1 from 10:00 to 13:00 (three hours), Part 2 from 13:30 to 16:30 (three hours), from December to February: From 11:00 to 15:00 (four hours)
■Regular holiday: Monday (in the case of holiday Tuesday, the following day), closed days, New Year holidays of SONA AREA TOKYO
■Reservation: Reservation required
■Prices: 1000 yen for adults, primary schoolchild 300 yen
■Parking: None (Please use nearby paid parking)