Odaiba Colors & Patterns

Station icons of the Yurikamome Line (Odaiba)

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

The Yurikamome Line is an automated guideway transit service connecting central Tokyo (Shimbashi) and the Tokyo Bay waterfront (Odaiba, Ariake, and Toyosu). About 30,000 people use this train line daily, accessing Odaiba's cool sightseeing spots. For the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it will be the main transport to the stadium from central Tokyo.

By the way, we can see these unique station icons at each stop along the line. All the colors and the patterns are taken from Japanese traditional design. For example, Hinode (meaning Sunrise) Station has “Scattered Sunshine” and features sunrays scattered through clouds. Its image color is crimson. Another example is Fune-no-kagakukan (Museum of Maritime Science) Station. It features sails from sailboats. And its image color is maroon.

You might enjoy spotting these patterns that decorate the stations during your tour of the Tokyo Bay Area.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。

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Olga 6 years ago
This is great! すごい!This is the most creative video I have seen recently.
Tomoko Kamishima Videographer 6 years ago
Thank you, Olga-san. Odaiba will become more and more attractive over the next decade. I look forward to its development.
Iain Stanley 6 years ago
Looks like something people could do on a date!!