Found the five-ring Olympic emblem for Odaiba! I also walked to the third Daiba.

スポンサーリンク

食事のお供に新習慣 【糖脂リミット】

I heard that the Olympic symbol had been installed in Odaiba, so I took a look.

Museum of Maritime Science

ゆりかもめの路線

Yurikamome Line

I got off the Yurikamome train. It’s a beautiful day.

東京国際クルーズターミナル駅

Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station

This is the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station. I don’t remember Yurikamome having a station name like that!

Actually, this station was called “Fune-no-Kagakukan Station” until March 15, 2019.
It was opened in 1995, almost a quarter of a century ago, but it is still a beautiful station, probably due to the use of materials that do not deteriorate easily.

The Tokyo International Cruise Terminal is not yet complete, but it is expected to open on July 14, 2020, when the Spectrum of the Seas will enter the port for the first time.

船の科学館

Museum of Maritime Science

This is the Fune-no-Kagakukan (Museum of Maritime Science), which gave up its station name.

Until today, I didn’t know that it had been on hiatus since October 2011.
It’s a shame, because I’ve been here a couple of times and enjoyed the museum.

However, I was able to see the outdoor exhibition hall, so I decided to take my time.

大型スクリュープロペラ

Large screw propeller

This is a large screw propeller with a diameter of 6 meters.

I have an image that ship’s screw is unexpectedly small compared to the size of the ship’s hull, but this is huge. It is said to be used for large ships of 50,000 tons class, but I can’t imagine the size of the ship.

The surface looks like a pattern of scraped marks. The surface is smooth to the touch, with no bumps. I heard that it is finished by skilled workers using a grinder. That’s craftsmanship.

It seems to be attached with six bolts. It seems to be thin for the force applied. I wonder if they will ever come loose.

潜水調査船「たんかい」

Diving research vessel “Tankai”

This is the “Tankai,” a submersible research vessel.
It was capable of continuous diving for up to 48 hours at a depth of 200 meters. It was built by NKK Corporation.

I heard that it is cold in the deep sea, so I don’t really want to go there.

There are many more exhibits. If you are interested, please visit the Fune-no-Kagakukan website.

Five-ring Olympic emblem in Odaiba

立入禁止の潮風公園

Off-limits Shiokaze Park

I return to the road that Yurikamome is on (Metropolitan Road 482). After a short walk to the northwest, I tried to enter Shiokaze Park (Sea Breeze Park), which faces the ocean, but it is completely off-limits. Why?

Actually, it was because they were preparing the site for the Olympic Games. What a pity. I wanted to walk along the beach.

ヒルトン東京お台場

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

I regained my composure, walked on, and found the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba!

Hmmm, stylish. I wonder where they come up with these design ideas.
I don’t see myself becoming an architect in the future, but if I were, I’d like to design a building like this.

五輪マーク

five-ring Olympic emblem

Found the Olympic symbol! It was just installed the day before yesterday, January 17.
I saw it from the pedestrian deck near the Statue of Liberty.

I wonder if the reason why the Olympic symbol was placed here was because they were conscious of the five colors of the Olympics and the seven colors associated with the Rainbow Bridge.

However, from this angle, it doesn’t overlap with the Rainbow Bridge, which is a little disappointing.
The houseboats were also not close enough to the front of the mark, probably because of the restricted access.

補修工事中の自由の女神

The Statue of Liberty under repair

The Statue of Liberty was undergoing repair work.

この時期はアサリが見当たらない砂浜

A sandy beach with no clams to be found this time of year

The sandy beach continues from this area to the north.
I think it’s artificial, but I wonder if it’s possible to design something like “let’s make this a sandy beach” or “let’s make this a rocky beach”.

I dug a little in the sandy beach.
Depending on the time of year, clams come out quite a bit, but there was no sign of life today.

There are a lot of sticks standing in the sea. Are they “nori-hibi”?
Norihibi are sticks that are placed in the sea to collect seaweed.

Incidentally, the name Hibiya comes from the word “hibi,” as the sea used to be full of laver sticks.

気になるわき道

uncomfortable armpit

As I was about to cross the Rainbow Bridge and head home, I saw a group of people entering the side street on the left side of the stairs to the Rainbow Bridge.

I wondered if there was anything to see in such a place. I decided to follow them.
And then…

第三台場

The Third Daiba

I found the Third Daiba!

I thought you had to use a boat to get to the Daiba, but it was followed by a land route.
I was happy to see that, as I had always wanted to go there someday.
The construction must have been done in fear of attacks from abroad, but the work was done with elegance and care.

外周が高く、中央が低い台場

Plateau with high outer perimeter and low center

When I went up to the dais, I was surprised to see that the outer perimeter was high and the center was low.

It’s a natural design when you think about it, because you want to launch the cannon from a high place and minimize the transportation of soil when building the platform. However, I had assumed that the center was also high, like a mound.

I wanted to grasp the entire Daiba, so I decided to go around the perimeter in a clockwise direction.

桟橋

Pier

Around the third side, I found the pier!

The walkway leading from the pier is like a cutout, allowing people to come up. This is also a plausible design.
If the entire perimeter of the platform were raised, it would be impossible for our allies to unload the food and shells they brought.
Also, it would be easier to defend against enemy attacks, as only this one area would need to be protected.

That’s Egawa Tarozaemon Hidetatsu.

スイセン

Daffodils

When I came back to the entrance of the Daiba, I found daffodils in bloom.
The daffodils were the only flowers I saw in bloom during my walk today.

Daffodils are a member of the Amaryllidaceae, right? That’s why it’s a poisonous plant.

ケーキにローソクを立てたようなビル

Buildings that look like candles on a cake

Looking towards the beach where I had just walked, I saw two buildings that looked like candles on a cake. They seemed to be real estate for rent, but they were interesting buildings.

東京都港湾局管理の地震観測所

Seismic observatory managed by the Bureau of Port and Harbor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

I also found an earthquake observatory!

It is managed by the Bureau of Port and Harbor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government. I guess it was set up to prevent tsunami damage.
There are no windows, so it seems to be an automatic observation. The cooler on the roof may be to cool the equipment.

Rainbow Bridge

晴海

Harumi

I started crossing the Rainbow Bridge.

In front of us was the Harumi Cruise Terminal, followed by the athletes’ village.
The number of cranes has dwindled down to only about two. It seems that most of the large-scale construction for the Olympics has been completed.

レインボーブリッジの航空障害灯

Rainbow Bridge aviation hazard lights

Is it an aviation obstacle light? A picture like this is also very picturesque.
I always compose my photos in the center, so I tried a different composition once in a while.

汐彩橋

Shiosai Bridge

After crossing the Rainbow Bridge, I crossed a few more bridges on our way to Tamachi Station.
This is the Shiosai Bridge. Does the rainbow on the main pillar imply the route to the Rainbow Bridge?

新芝橋

Shinshiba Bridge

The main pillar of the Shinshiba Bridge is a bit. The bench in the center of the bridge also looks like a ship.

消費カロリーが書いてある田町駅の階段

Stairs at Tamachi station with calories consumed written on them

On the stairs of Tamachi station, there was a sign that said how many calories I had consumed.
It is 0.1 kcal per step.

One Glico caramel has 16.5 kcal and can run 300 meters.
Climbing up these stairs consumes 5.4 kcal, which is about the same amount of exercise as running 100 meters.

Walking data

Course: Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Line Yurikamome Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station -> Gorin Mark -> JR East Yamanote Line Tamachi Station
Distance: 9.5km
Time: 2h56m

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