Several of the city’s prime attractions are to be found around Tokyo Bay. The teeming fish market of Tsukiji provides a rowdy early-morning antidote to the serenity of the nearby traditional gardens, Hama Rikyū Teien. Across the Rainbow Bridge lies the modern waterfront suburb of Odaiba, built on vast islands of reclaimed land and home to Miraikan, Tokyo’s best science museum, as well as huge shopping malls and the Big Site convention centre.

On the north side of the bay, Kasai Rinkai-kōen is a good place to catch the sea breeze and has a fine aquarium. From the park, the Cinderella spires of Tokyo Disneyland are clearly visible to the west. Though you probably won’t have time to visit both in one day, these places are at adjacent stops on the JR Keiyō line from Tokyo Station. Coming from Odaiba, you can pick up the Keiyō line at Shin-Kiba Station.

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