Just before we left Tokyo, we decided to have a one more quick stop in Odaiba’s Palette Town. If you’ve never heard of the place, it is practically an entertainment complex where you can dine, visit museums, car exhibition like the Toyota’s Showroom, shop and play. Not to mention that it also where the biggest Ferris wheel throughout Japan is located and perhaps one of the largest all over the world.
This place is indeed a great alternative if you still want to enjoy what Tokyo has to offer without jostling in crowded trains around the city or walking under the scourging heat while shop hopping. Although we haven’t gone around the whole Town (since we have to leave Tokyo on the same day), I can assure you that it is one of the things that I would definitely love to go back to. Here’s why:
I feel like I’m shopping in Europe. – If you want to go shopping, and like I mentioned,without feeling the scourging summer; Venus Fort is a shopping haven for you. Not because it is indoor but most especially the whole theme and interior of the mall itself. Ever wonder how it feels like to walk around the streets in Italy? Then, you should come by and see this place. Once you step inside you’ll feel like in a totally different country. At the center of the mall is a big fountain that stands like a proud gem. They also have a digital fireworks display on the ceiling that made every inch of the shop picturesque.
For the love of vintage. – Did I forget to mention that I’m quite an old soul? Anything that is before this millennia is something very close to my heart. I love everything vintage! And to discover a place that draws back to the past centuries was a dream place for me. Inside the Venus Fort is a museum dedicated for vintage cars. It is called History Garage and exhibits cars from the early 50′ to late 90`s. They also displays racing cars and explains the birth of car racing industry. Even if you are not much of a car junky, just by merely sightseeing is something you would still enjoy. The interior detail representing each decade is astonishingly accurate and brilliantly planned.
Satisfying the kid-at-heart in me. – Remember when I said about the largest Ferris wheel ride? Well, never would we miss riding Palette Town’s Palette Ferris Wheel. It’s 115 meter tall and a great spot to see the whole Tokyo Bay and Odaiba. The whole round takes up about 15 minutes and has four all- glass cabin were the whole capsule is made up of strong glass making it feel like you are floating around the wheel – and yes, we did try the glass cabin and the higher it went the more we felt the tingling sensation on our soles.
So there you have it! If you guys are checking this place out, you should know that there are more things you can find and do inside the Palette Town. Although we weren’t able to see all of it, it is definitely a good reason to be coming back again.
If you guys want to see my VLOG here in Odaiba Palette Town, you can check it out on my previous blog/vlog article: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR JAPAN EXPERIENCE 🙂