Rainbow Bridge is a bridge that is popular with many people as a symbol of Tokyo and a tourist attraction. The Rainbow Bridge opened in 1993 is active as a bridge between the maritime sub-city center and the city center. The Rainbow Bridge can be reached on foot, and the waterfront night view from there is quite good.
The “Rainbow Bridge”, the key to transportation between the coastal sub-center and the center of Tokyo, is a suspension bridge with a double-structured complex transportation facility. Metropolitan Expressway No. 11 Daiba Line passes in the upper layer, and it is known as a key point of cars moving to Odaiba and central Tokyo. In the lower level, there is a promenade where you can pass for free and a track for new traffic, Yurikamome, which is a bridge where you can enjoy the cityscape of Odaiba from various perspectives, such as public transportation, walking and driving.
A majestic Rainbow Bridge over Tokyo Bay, but the night is the most attractive. When it is time to set the sunset, the 444 illumination lights set on the Rainbow Bridge shine all at once. In fact, this Rainbow Bridge light-up is the first bridge in the world to change its color to three colors. The beginning is beautifully lit up in white, and the color of the cable illumination changes over time. The contrast is so beautiful that it colors the night of Tokyo Bay vividly.
The color of the illumination changes depending on the season. A total of 176 lights illuminated at the top and bottom of the main tower shine white in summer and warm white in winter. The most noticeable illumination of the cable part changes in various colors depending on the season and event, and the contrast with the white color of the main tower is beautiful. In addition, the bridge girder and anchorage are all green throughout the year, keeping the balance of the beautiful night view of the Rainbow Bridge.
The Rainbow Bridge light up can be viewed from sunset to 24:00, so it’s perfect for late night Tokyo drive dates. The view from Odaiba Seaside Park is the best.
Rainbow Bridge is a spot that shows a particularly beautiful night view among the many sightseeing spots in Odaiba. Its magnificent appearance can be seen from the main spots in Odaiba, and the way it looks and feels varies from place to place. While enjoying dinner and liquor at the restaurant, listening to the sound of the waves on the sandy beach and feeling the sea breeze at the observatory, there is no doubt that it will produce a romantic situation.
“Rainbow Bridge” which can be said as a symbol of Tokyo is a beautiful suspension bridge constructed in the seaside area. The height from the sea surface is 52.4 meters, and the suspension bridge portion extends to 798 meters. It is commonly known that bridges can pass by car and Yurikamome (an automatic transportation system), but in fact there is also a promenade (Rainbow Promenade) and it is possible to walk for free. In addition to tourists, there are many people who are running and it is also known as a spot where night view is beautiful.
The length of the promenade is about 1.7 kilometers, and you can walk for about 20 to 30 minutes each way. On the promenade there are “South Route” and “North Route” on both sides of the bridge. Outside the passage near the entrance of Odaiba side, you can not go to each route on the way.
The view from the North Route is in the direction of the center of Tokyo, you can see Shibaura wharf, Harumi wharf, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Sky Tree etc. If you go to Odaiba side, you can see the whole bridge that follows the big curved point even from the top of the bridge. At dusk, the collaboration between the sunset sky that dyed red and the light of the skyscrapers leading to the other side and the lighted-up bridge rising in front of it are very beautiful.
Another viewpoint is the scenery from just under the bridge seen from “Shibaura South Wharf Park” at the foot of Shibaura entrance. The vicinity of the doorway of “Shibaura Anchorage” which is the entrance of the Rainbow Bridge is a spectacle of power. It is recommended because you can see the huge bridge overhead and Odaiba on the opposite side.
“Odaiba Seaside Park” is the park on the bay that leads from the entrance of the Odaiba side of the Rainbow Bridge and is a typical place to see the whole view of the bridge. There are many commercial facilities and hotels on the coastline, and many tourists are visiting not only from Japan, but also from many countries around the world. When walking along the beach, you can see the bridge from almost all places.
|Address:||Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0000 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Rinkai Shinkotsu Rinkai-sen (Yurikamome-sen) Line “Daiba-eki Station” (2 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 3-5463-0224 (Tokyo port Management Office)|