Tokyo Big Sight 東京ビッグサイト
The Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) in Odaiba Tokyo is one of the country's premier exhibition arenas and convention centers, a venue for a busy calendar of events.
Tokyo International Exhibition Center
The Tokyo Big Sight is a planned venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games where it will host the fencing, wrestling and taekwondo events.
Tokyo Big Sight Facilities
The Tokyo International Exhibition Center opened in 1996 in Ariake, Koto-ku in Tokyo Bay. The Conference Tower is the most iconic part of the complex and consists of four inverted pyramids. There is also the West Exhibition Hall, the East Exhibition Hall and both an Outdoor Exhibition Area and Rooftop Exhibition Area, both overlooking the waterfront.
The Conference Tower has a huge, 1100-seat reception hall and various large exhibition areas and conference rooms. The West Exhibition Hall has four internal halls surrounding a central atrium. The East Exhibition Hall has a massive 600m-long galleria with moving walkways, as in an airport, to speed visitors through the glass-roofed space, where the roof can be managed to control the amount of sunlight entering below.
The grounds of Tokyo Big Sight also have various works of modern art by such artists as Emiko Kasahara and Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Van Bruggen.
The entire Tokyo Big Sight complex has a number of restaurants, coffee shops, a convenience store and a service corner selling Big Sight goods.
Tokyo Big Sight Events
There are literally hundreds and hundreds of events held at Tokyo Big Sight throughout the year.
The Tokyo Anime Fair is held here in March, the Japan Hobby Show in April, the Tokyo Book Fair in July and the Tokyo Motor Show in October. The Eco-Products Fair takes place in December. Tokyo Big Sight is also the venue for the biannual Design Festa held in May and November.