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Tokyo Big Sight, Koto

(3.2/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Exhibition Hall of the West Wing and East Wing. Scale there are East of wide distances quite a women is not heel shoes recommended.
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  • I've always been a relatively small event. A little walk to the venue was warm, but windy, the flower of the Tulip bulb was difficult before the sight carried from Toyama in very nice. Events are held in various places and wide minutes throughout the day and might not get bored.
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  • In my opinion, a bit away from the city. Large area of exhibitions, well signposted. WIFI access points, scattered throughout the grounds. Small points of rest with bedside tables, restoration. VIP visitors area, with comfortable seating for business. Drink free tea, orange juice and water. I highly recommend it.
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  • 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.
  • Came here for Anime Japan and it was a nightmare trying to get in. They had us walk all the way to the other side of the building from the train station. It was about a mile and a half walk just to get in. They funneled everyone into a line which is pretty ridiculous. All the other conventions I've been to was easy to get in and out. They need more entrances.
  • A great place that holds enough nerdy conventions to be the Mecca of geek worldwide... But be warned... The crowds can be a nightmare to navigate during Comiket and anime conventions! Given the huge crowds present, they manage to do a great job of management though, and there are some amazing places to walk nearby.
  • Worth a vist. Went there during the Tokyo Marathon. Very big and the transporation to the Big Sight is also very nice (but quite long).
  • Prefer Makuhari Messe. It's in the middle of nowhere, and the ventilation is really bad. The restaurants are overpriced too.