OWL Magazine Korea

Aqua City, Odaiba, Tokyo – A Shopping Haven

In Tokyo’s Odaiba, a variety of shopping malls awaits exploration. Among them, “DiverCity” with its life-sized Gundam and “VenusFort,” showcasing the Toyota Automobile Museum, stand out as prominent shopping destinations. Another noteworthy addition is “Aqua City,” considered one of Odaiba’s four major shopping complexes since its opening on April 1, 2000.

Aqua City: A Department Store Atmosphere

Aqua City exudes an atmosphere akin to a department store, housing diverse shops within its premises. Several notable spots, such as the unique “Ramen Kokugikan,” add character to this shopping mall. Ramen Kokugikan offers a museum-like experience, allowing visitors to savor various styles of Japanese ramen.

Discovering Japanese Daiso at Aqua City

While Daiso is familiar in South Korea, it also finds a home in Japan. Despite sharing a name, Japanese and Korean Daiso are separate entities with distinct histories. During a stroll through Aqua City, the author stumbled upon a Japanese Daiso. Although explored just a few shops due to the late hour, the Japanese Daiso presented a similar shopping atmosphere to its Korean counterpart, offering a variety of products under one roof.

Aqua City’s proximity to the Statue of Liberty replica in Odaiba makes it an ideal destination. Visitors can enjoy the sight of the Statue of Liberty and the Rainbow Bridge before or after exploring Aqua City.

Aqua City, Odaiba, Tokyo:

  • Address: 1 Chome-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo 135-0091, Japan
  • Phone: +81 3-3599-4700
  • Operating Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Website: http://www.aquacity.jp