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Tokyo Big Sight, Koto

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Architectural Building Convention Center
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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  • A huge exhibit and event facilities. I would be enjoying meeting would most time anyway standing and walking, so to reduce foot fatigue and how to join, etc.. These facilities are divided into prominent buildings characteristic of four-legged "West Hall" and East halls lined with holes like a gymnasium. If you access on the rinkai line "Kokusai-tenjijo station" one would be selected, but if Tokyo waterfront new transit Yurikamome line using purpose if the West exhibition hall near "Kokusai tenjijo seimon station", if the goal is the East exhibition hall "Ariake station" of is somewhat close, and even more crowded is recommended because it. Time to concentrate many timing back then was very important, should be avoided at all costs. Including and especially East exhibition hall and West exhibition hall that connects to long passages "walkway" that only one lane not so ordinary passage Central, large congestion is inevitable. But there is also an outdoor sidewalk 恨mimasu design narrower streets. Travellers of the swiftest is important because the design and put the number of toilets for the persons much less ww. Initializes mercy procession and time zone from the entrance to the pedestrian route to the Kokusai-tenjijo STA. on the rinkai line tent roof width is narrow, so you want to avoid direct sunlight and rain. Stress and fatigue accumulate long walking the slag slag waste we recommend you leave the hotel after killing time in the early withdrawal of so many vacant or hotel food and beverage outlets, many people have returned.
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  • Get off in front of the exhibition "Yurikamome" East Hall East Hall and West Hall are on the left far away! Way back, from the East Hall immediately right, I should go out and aim at Ariake. Rinkai line are available here, but wait the intersection is. Like today under the scorching sun and water buses. A hot day bus to Tokyo station.
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  • At the exhibition! Venue because every foot is lazy will. Tokyo-I noticed that is made from the Shin-Kiba, easy-to-live.
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  • The building's structure is impressive... From the moment you leave the train, the walkways, the escape angles and the architecture of the entire place are impressive. We visited the place in Saturday, 8th of July 2017 and it doesn't happened something in particular inside... The place must to be seen for his architecture. (30 minutes) I recommend this place, like a "interesting point to see" before visiting the "Fuji TV" (place where you can spend at least 2-3 hours...)
  • Pretty cool architecture in a quiet area. The design is striking from the outside. The inside isn't nearly as interesting. It's right next to the station, so big thumbs up for the convenience. It's a fairly large convention center with a decent food hall. Overall experience was good.
  • Attended for Interphex and Drink Japan this year. Venue is very pretty and well laid out (with English translations nearly everywhere) both inside and out. Beware that the inside is much larger than it appears from the outside, so follow all signs if you need to go somewhere specific, whether that be in the east hall or west hall. The reason for 4 stars was not necessarily disappointing, but frustrating. For an event like Interphex and Drink Japan, there are WAY too few places to eat and shop, resulting in lines outside of every single convenience store, restaurant, even coffee shops and Starbucks were packed during all 3 days of the exhibitions. Luckily, due to the Japanese culture, those lines DO move very quickly, so don't be intimidated by anything less than 10 people in line in front of the FamilyMart (which by the way has pretty darn great selections of sushi, onigiri, pastries, sweets and drinks).
  • The staff are super helpful and friendly, and they were very patient when we spoke Japanese. It's clean and spacious, and we had a great time at our event! I couldn't believe I was finally there!
  • Excellent infrastructure. It could have a better access. Train limes are a little scarce in this area.

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