Have you heard of “Odaiba Plage”?
“Odaiba Plage” (= Odaiba beach) is an event where you will feel like being at a seaside resort right in the middle of Tokyo. This event has its roots in France where “Paris Plages” has already become a popular summer tradition.
In this article, we will tell you everything about the fantastic “Odaiba Plage” event!
At “Paris Plages”, several spots next to Seine river in Paris are transformed into beaches, with parasols, beach chairs, etc. It’s an event for all those Parisian citizens who can’t afford traveling or don’t have the time to escape the city during the hot summer months.
Summer in the city
Like “Paris Plages”, there are a lot of parasols and beach chairs at Odaiba Marine Park (“Odaiba Kaihin Koen”) during the “Odaiba Plage” event period. People were relaxing protected from the sun by large parasols. Also, there were people swimming in the sea. This event is perfect for anyone who loves swimming and wants to cool down!
There was also an exhibition with panels introducing the “Paris Plages” event in Paris. Therefore, many people stopped in front of the panels to see what this event looks like in Paris – on the other side of the world. But even with Paris being thousands of miles away, having the same kind of event at two places at the same time made me feel very close to Paris.
As another highlight, they had free activities for children such as boats and “water rollers” (big balloon rolls), and we saw a lot of children having a great time at the beach. It’s a great place for families with children!
What are you planning to do this summer? Why don’t you invite your friends and family and have a great “vacation” at Odaiba Beach?
Venue: Odaiba Marine Park (Daiba 1-4, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
HP with access info: http://www.tptc.co.jp/en/c_park/01_02
Date and time: Tuesday, July 31th – August 5th (Sunday)
Hours: 10 am – 3 pm
Free of charge