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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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  • October 3, 2017
    Is a huge exhibition halls is made equivalent to walk depending on the content displayed. I am tired. Limited places then you will have to eat, so caution is required.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Sight is often available at the exhibition venue. Accommodation in Odaiba, Hilton's taxi not is vine, was provided by's. Dining options are better than food and beverage stores report went to Odaiba. I hope to use the luggage because there are coin-operated lockers in the sight
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  • September 25, 2017
    Went the trip Festival tourism Expo. Is small compared to the Makuhari Messe, was a large venue. To have an event regardless of the restaurant has been closed. Was open for Tully's, Starbucks and Pronto. After the Lawson.
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  • July 12, 2017
    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...)
  • March 26, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    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).
  • May 29, 2017
    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!
  • June 24, 2017
    Excellent infrastructure. It could have a better access. Train limes are a little scarce in this area.

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