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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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  • Visited with my family on a clear day - no crowds at 10am it was great. Could see the whole of the city and out to Mt Fuji  more »
  • Massive expo space, currently the biggest in the whole countryI it has hosted over 16 million visitors with a total 12 halls and theres also restaurants and chill out areas. I went there for the annua...  more »
  • At the exhibition, I went. Had on the Yurikamome line, slightly away from the station. Take a look than the event's purpose may have been held parallel events of more than one depending on the schedule, so you may want.
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  • Iconic, sprawling convention and exhibition grounds that holds many important events every year. Easily accessible via road, rail, water (water bus) or air (heliport). My visits here have been very enjoyable thus far.
  • This place is amazing, attended for the tokyo motor show. It's one of the largest exhibition centres I have seen with multiple halls and multiple levels. Facilities are plenty with convenience stores located within the complex. The sites is next to the habour so there are amazing views to be had. Well worth a visit on your trip to Japan.
  • I only briefly visited, to meet someone exhibitting at the site. Impressed by the shear size and volume of the building. Very clearly signposted to get where I needed to go. Straight off the transport system, straight into the hall. And security was well managed and I was unable to entry and had to wait for my friend.
  • Excellently staffed during Comiket and well run, especially given the massive influx of people. Good accessibility to bathrooms, several food choices on the premises and transport in and out does a great job considering the volumes.
  • Was there with the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. It's huge! Really nice concepts car. All Japanese brands are here. Wish there would be more European cars

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