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Tokyo Big Sight, Koto

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Tokyo Big Sight , officially known as, is a convention and exhibition center in Tokyo, Japan, and the largest one in the country. Opened in April 1996, the center is located in Ariake Minami district of on Tokyo Bay waterfront. Its most iconic feature is the visually distinctive Conference Tower. The name Tokyo Big Sight in Japanese eventually becomes the official name, and it also has become the name of the operator since April 2003.The center was a planned venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics hosting wrestling, fencing and taekwondo events, but cutting of public funds forced the organization committee to choose alternative addition to serving as the main broadcasting center and press center for the Games.Location and componentsLocated on the shore of Tokyo Bay, about 30 minutes by rail from Tokyo Station, Big Sight is Japan's largest international convention venue. Its most distinctive feature is the unique architecture of its 58 m-high eight-storey Conference Tower. The site utilizes steel frame with reinforced concrete construction, boasting a total floor area of 230,873 m² which outsizes Makuhari Messe's floor space by half, and of which 35% is indoors. The convention center is divided into three main areas, each with their own restaurants and other supporting facilities: The East Exhibition Hall, the West Exhibition Hall and the Conference Tower.
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  • On the Yurikamome line, rinkai line and two access and transportation trade fair is fair. Often if the views focused on the Yurikamome line, time-critical rinkai line is faster. We recommend a visit at the time not pinch your lunch time restaurant is crowded, so if there were.
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  • It is the venue of the Tokyo Marathon EXPO was held until the day before the marathon, mostly do runner entries. I went to the other Marathon EXPO, people tend to feel crowded and very flexible venue.
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  • Participated in the exhibition, but very large, were likely to be lost. This is very convenient for staff in the building.
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  • Had to be here to attend the Tokyo Fashion World Expo. It's a massive massive place. They had this 7 different expo going on at the same time. This place also have so many restaurants catering toany taste and surprisingly you can also have HALAL meals to but you have to order it one day before. For all expos this is the place to be. And the design of the main building beautiful.
  • Very large. Easy to get around. There were a few simultaneous conventions going on so I was able to visit two that I wanted to see on the same day. Very easy to get there. Plenty of English language signs/etc. Staff was nice, but did get that "scared" look when I approached in English that I'm not used to seeing in Tokyo anymore.
  • This review is about Tokyo-bay Kitchen at Tokyo Big Sight One of the best cups of coffee I have had in Japan. At ¥300, the taste of it was comparable to the Park Hyatt (¥1,400) and much better than Mc Donald's (¥150). The food was also delicious
  • Great events held there and huge place to flee. Gotta go outside the building to reach good family restaurants.
  • Was here for Comiket 93 in winter 2017. It was fun, lots of doujinshi as well as nice official booths. Careful as everyday has new doujin stuff, but the official booths stay the same for the most part (stuff sells out though). Lots of people and expect to get pushed around some.
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