Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!
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Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008)

Obaida [Tokyo]

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In this Album :
DECKS Tokyo Beach and Rainbow Beach

In the afternoon, we visited Obaida, a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay. There are several shopping and entertainment centres, theme parks, museums in Obaida. We visited Decks Tokyo Beach Shopping Mall, featuring Sega Joypolis (See Album on SEGA Joypolis, Obaida [Tokyo]). The Rainbow Bridge just outside DECKS provides a breath taking view of Obaida at night. Sad to say, there’s no “rainbow” on the bridge? It is supposed to be lighted up with rainbow colours but throughout the night that we stayed, there’s only white lights surrounding the bridge…




Display panel inside train showing train delays...


From Shimbashi Station on the JR Yamanote Line,
transfer to Yurikamome line, which is an un-manned,
elevated train that takes you to Odaiba...


Information counter of the Yurikamome line...


Charges... As compared to other train lines, this Yurikamome line is relatively expensive...
Vance: Yurikamome line is privately run,
so its very different from the rest of the Metros and JRs in Tokyo...
and the tickets are EXPENSIVE too!


The train platform...


Inside the unmanned train...


It's similar to our verison of LRT, just that it is bigger and there's more seats...


Nice scenery along the way…





And we saw the rainbow bridge from a distance...


A closer look at the rainbow bridge...


Train begins to turn into the bridge...


Fuji TV Building in sight (The futuristic looking building on the left)...


The train makes a gradual turn into rainbow bridge...


Train track right next to the road...


One of the rare places that u see vehicles travelling beside you while you are on the train…


Reaching DECKS...


Saw this cute bicycle seat... Best part, it doesn't get stolen away
though the bicycle was parked in an open place...


That's an interesting Catty's entrance... BTW, that's a cat pet shop...



 



I was so eager to venture into DECKS immediately until Vance saw this Bike Rental shop...


Vance almost wanted to rent these bikes and bring me around Obaida!
Vance: Tokyo has really cooling weather then and traffic in Obaida area looks pretty OK,
would be great to explore the area on these wheels... if we got the time... the next time!


Rental rates from JPY1,000 per hour...


Rental is complete with helmets, jackets and gloves...
As we were running out of time, we didn't rent the bikes as planned...


Notice something wrong?
There's a dog riding on the owner's shoulder…
and the owner is walking! Good balancing skills by the canine…


Pose Pose with rainbow bridge...


Magnificent scenery...


Amazing Restaurant Food Display, Obaida, Tokyo, Japan
For high quality version of this clip, surf to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo4TXqngHPU
and click on "watch in high quality" on the bottom right of the video




We had lunch in one of the Jap Sushi restaurant in DECKS...


The chawanmushi tasted wonderful!

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Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!

Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008) 

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Obaida [Tokyo]

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