Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo Big Sight 東京ビッグサイト

The Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) in Odaiba Tokyo is one of the country's premier exhibition arenas and convention centers, a venue for a busy calendar of events.

The Tokyo Big Sight is a planned venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games where it will host the fencing, wrestling and taekwondo events.

Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo
Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

Tokyo Big Sight Facilities

The Tokyo International Exhibition Center opened in 1996 in Ariake, Koto-ku in Tokyo Bay. The Conference Tower is the most iconic part of the complex and consists of four inverted pyramids (see images above). There is also the West Exhibition Hall, the East Exhibition Hall and both an Outdoor Exhibition Area and Rooftop Exhibition Area, both overlooking the waterfront.

The Conference Tower has a huge, 1100-seat reception hall and various large exhibition areas and conference rooms. The West Exhibition Hall has four internal halls surrounding a central atrium. The East Exhibition Hall has massive 600m-long galleria with moving walkways, as in an airport, to speed visitors through the glass-roofed space, where the roof can be managed to control the amount of sunlight entering below.

The grounds of Tokyo Big Sight also have various works of modern art by such artists as Emiko Kasahara and Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Van Bruggen.

The entire Tokyo Big Sight complex has a number of restaurants, coffee shops, a convenience store and a service corner selling Big Sight goods.

Airless tires at the Eco Products Fair, Big Sight, Tokyo.
Airless tires by Bridgestone at the Eco-Products Fair, Big Sight, Tokyo.
Solar Vehicle developed by Kogakuin University.
Solar Vehicle developed by Kogakuin University at the Eco-Products Fair, Big Sight, Tokyo.

Tokyo Big Sight Events

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of events held at Tokyo Big Sight throughout the year.

The Tokyo Anime Fair is held here in March, the Japan Hobby Show in April, the Tokyo Book Fair in July and the Tokyo Motor Show in October. The Eco-Products Fair takes place in December. Tokyo Big Sight is also the venue for the biannual Design Festa held in May and November.

For a full list of events please consult the official event calendar.

Tokyo Big Sight Access

Tokyo Big Sight is accessible from both Kokusai Tenji-jo Seimon station (Exit 1) on the Yurikamome Line, and Kokusai Tenji-jo station on the Tokyo Rinkai Line.

There are Toei Tokyo buses (the 東16 and 都05) from Tokyo Station to Tokyo Big Sight via Kachidoki and Toyosu stations. The (海01) bus runs from Monzen-naka-cho to Tokyo Big Sight in around 40 minutes.

There is a km Flower bus from Hamamatsucho Station (40 minutes) to Tokyo Big Sight. From the East Exit of Yokohama Station there is a Keikyu express bus to Tokyo Big Sight (50 minutes).

You can also take the Tokyo water bus from Hinode to Ariake Terminal (Wed-Sun).

Hotels near Tokyo Big Sight

If you wish to stay right at the conference center itself there are a number of hotels within walking distance: the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, the Grand Pacific Le Daiba, the Hotel Sunroute, the Hotel Tokyo Trusty Bayside, Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba and the Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel.

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Tokyo Big Sight
3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
Tokyo, 135-0063
Tel. 03 5530 1111

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