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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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TripAdvisor
  • Do not underestimate the time to get there. The easiest way is to take the Yurikamome line from Shimbashi station. This area is huge and you have to walk a lot. The entrance of the Tokyo Big Site is i...  more »
  • We went to see the Japan Hobby Show (learned how to make okonomiyaki and deco sushi with Taiken Japan) - this place is overwhelming huge. Such a big complex but great for conferences!  more »
  • This was an amazing sight to see! Like the rest of Tokyo, the architecture in this place was awing. It is massive and can hold many events at once. Anime Japan is said to be around a 40,000 people eve...  more »
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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.
  • 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!
  • This convention centre not only looks amazing from the outside, it's also enormous. There were 2 massive conventions happening at the same time when I was there. One was Anime Japan, the other was for motorcycles. The area is really nice to walk around in as well, with Diver City, Venus Fort and some others just a short walk away.
  • It's nice but there's not much to do unless you're going to a con. My friend wanted to go and I was disappointed that I paid 6 bucks to take a few pics of it. Wasn't even allowed on the balcony area.
  • The place is far from Tokyo Center but really accessible via bus or train depending on where you are going from. Very big place but everything is well indicated so no chance to lose your way.