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Updated: September 27, 2023
Tokyo International Cruise Terminal opened on September 10, 2020, to provide access to Tokyo to the world’s largest cruise ships. The cruise terminal is in the Odaiba area and within reach of major transportation hubs, including Shinkansen stations and two international airports.
Conveniently located in the southern part of central Tokyo, the cruise terminal provides easy access to Tokyo’s major tourist attractions. It’s also within day-trip distance of historically and culturally important cities like Kamakura and Nikko. Indeed, the cruise terminal is an excellent base for tourists keen to experience both Japan's traditional and modern culture.
The megalopolis of Tokyo and thus the cruise terminal itself is well connected to major cities around the world and to other regions of Japan, making it an ideal location for fly and cruise tours.
Note: Please be sure to check the official website for detailed information on the cruise terminal's facilities.
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Tokyo International Cruise Terminal is on the artificial island of Odaiba, a popular shopping and entertainment center in Tokyo’s Koto Ward. The cruise terminal is easily accessible from Haneda and Narita airports and major stations, including Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station and Ueno Station—all of which are part of the Shinkansen network—and Shinjuku Station and Shibuya Station.
The island of Odaiba is served by two train lines, the Rinkai Line and the Yurikamome Line. The closest station to Tokyo International Cruise Terminal is Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station on the Yurikamome Line. The station is roughly 8 minutes on foot from the terminal.
The closest station on the Rinkai Line is Tokyo Teleport Station, which is approximately 15 minutes on foot or 10 minutes by bus from the terminal. When cruise ships are in port, a free shuttle bus connects Tokyo Teleport Station to the terminal.
From Tokyo Teleport Station, it’s just an 8-minute walk to Odaiba Seaside Park in the heart of Odaiba.
Tokyo Station, a major transportation hub with local, rapid, express and Shinkansen lines, can be reached in as little as 20 minutes (transfer time not included) from the terminal. Haneda Airport is also easily accessible.
From Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station: approximately 20 minutes to Shimbashi Station
From Shimbashi Station: 3 minutes to Tokyo Station via JR Yamanote Line or Keihin-Tohoku Line; approximately 30 minutes to Haneda Airport by Toei Asakusa Line and Keikyu Airport Express; approximately 20 minutes to Haneda Airport by JR Yamanote Line and Tokyo Monorail
From Tokyo Teleport Station: 7 minutes to Shin-Kiba Station
From Shin-Kiba Station: 11 minutes to Tokyo Station by JR Keiyo Line
*To Haneda Airport
From Tokyo Teleport Station: 3 minutes to Tennozu Isle Station
From Tennozu Isle Station: 17 minutes by Tokyo Monorail
If you have a Japan Rail Pass, it will cover your fare on JR lines.
Limousine buses connect Tokyo’s two airports, Haneda and Narita, to hotels near Tokyo International Cruise Terminal. Tickets for travel from the airports to Odaiba can be purchased online and at the airports’ bus ticket sales counters or at ticket machines. Tickets for travel from Odaiba to Haneda Airport or Narita Airport can be purchased online.
From Haneda Airport: approximately 20 minutes to Hilton Tokyo Odaiba/Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
From Hilton Tokyo Odaiba/Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (via Daiba Station): approximately 2 minutes to Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station on the Yurikamome Line
From Narita Airport: approximately 90 minutes to Hilton Tokyo Odaiba/Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
*From Hilton Tokyo Odaiba/Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (via Daiba Station): approximately 2 minutes to Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station on the Yurikamome Line
The route from Narita Airport has been temporarily suspended. Please check with the limousine bus company for information on the route's status.
City buses also connect Tokyo International Cruise Terminal to various train stations from Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Ekimae (station front) bus stop.
From Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Ekimae (station front) bus stop: approximately 15 minutes to Oimachi Eki Higashiguchi (Oimachi Station East Exit) bus stop
From Oimachi Station: approximately 3 minutes to Shinagawa Station via JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
Traveling by taxi relieves you of the need to keep track of your luggage and monitor your progress to avoid missing your station and is a stress-free way to access the cruise terminal and to get around the city. If you happen to be traveling in a group, it can be quite cost-effective as well.
Note that taxi fares are calculated by distance and time traveled using a meter. If you use a taxi to travel on toll highways, the toll will be charged separately.
From Shinagawa Station: approximately 20 minutes
From Tokyo Station: approximately 25 minutes
From Ginza Station: approximately 20 minutes
Tokyo International Cruise Terminal consists of four floors and has been designed for maximum flexibility. Facilities can be tailored to match the requirements of the cruise ship at dock, and the cruise terminal’s wide-open spaces can be adjusted to cater to a variety of needs, from welcoming travelers to hosting events. Visitors will also find incredible views of Tokyo.
Accessibility is a priority, and escalators and elevators are available for those in need of mobility assistance. In addition, multipurpose restrooms are located on every floor. You can also see a detailed map here.
Travelers will find baggage reception on the first floor. From there, embarkation takes place on the second or third floor depending on the size of your cruise ship. Customs, immigration and quarantine facilities are located on your embarkation floor. You’ll also have access to baby care facilities with nursing and feeding space and diaper-changing stations in addition to restrooms.
Disembarkation takes place on the second or third floor depending on the size of your cruise ship. Customs, immigration and quarantine facilities are located on your disembarkation floor. You’ll also have access to baby care facilities with nursing and feeding space and diaper-changing stations in addition to restrooms.
The fourth floor of the cruise terminal is home to an open-air observation deck and pickup and drop-off lounge. From the deck and lounge, you’ll be able to admire Tokyo’s cityscape, the goings-on of the Port of Tokyo, and, when they're docked, cruise ships.
Tokyo International Cruise Terminal is equipped with a variety of facilities and is home to several services. In addition to on-site offerings, the cruise terminal’s location in the bustling Odaiba area means that diverse facilities and services can be found nearby.
You’ll find a courier service counter and tourist information center on the second floor, baby care facilities on the second and third floors, and AED machines. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
Nearby, you’ll find convenience stores with ATMs that accept a variety of credit cards issued abroad. Certain payments can also be made with credit cards at the area’s convenience stores, some of which are within easy walking distance of the cruise terminal. Slightly farther away but still within walking distance are several currency exchange counters and pharmacies. The Tokyo Wangan Police Station is just 10 minutes away on foot, while the closest post office is approximately 15 minutes away.
Tokyo International Cruise Terminal couldn’t be better located. In the immediate area, the island of Odaiba abounds with restaurants and shopping centers as well as museums and other cultural facilities. Thanks to Tokyo’s world-class transportation system, it’s also a breeze to explore the city’s other major attractions, including, of course, its cuisine.
Whether you begin your travels in Japan’s capital city, end them here or spend a day or two in Tokyo over the course of your cruise, you’re sure to find yourself delighted by how much there is to see, eat and do—and by how easy it is to get around.
Odaiba, home of Tokyo International Cruise Terminal, is an ultramodern recreation and amusement center with a seaside vibe. Think of the island and its various facilities as the cruise terminal’s playground. You’ll find international and Japanese brands sold in several shopping complexes, cuisine from around the world, and a variety of entertainment and cultural facilities suitable for visitors of all ages. Odaiba is also home to several parks and Tokyo’s most iconic bridge, Rainbow Bridge. There’s even a miniature Statue of Liberty.
If you’re keen to keep cruising, consider exploring Tokyo by boat. River cruises connect Odaiba with Asakusa, another major tourist destination discussed in more detail below. Gliding Tokyo’s waterways is a novel way to explore the city.
Be you in town for just a few hours or a full day, you’ll find plenty to keep you satisfied without having to leave the cruise terminal’s immediate area.
Whether you’re after high-end shopping and dining, a cultural experience or a peek at Japan’s Imperial Palace, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Ginza and its surrounding neighborhoods. Approximately 40 minutes by train and subway and approximately 20 minutes by car will take you from the cruise terminal to the glitzy district, where boutiques, department stores and restaurants line Ginza Dori, the main shopping street. Ginza is also home to the Kabukiza Theatre, where you can enjoy a performance, or even just a single act, of the traditional performing art of kabuki.
A walk of approximately 12 minutes from Ginza Station will take you to Kokyo Gaien National Garden, a grassy park next to the Imperial Palace, while a roughly 15-minute walk from Ginza Station will take you to Hama-rikyu Gardens, a tranquil traditional garden perfect for a stroll and a bowl of matcha tea served with a seasonal sweet.
Home to one of Tokyo’s most famous temple complexes and just a hop, skip and a jump from Japan’s tallest tower, Asakusa, approximately one hour by train and subway and approximately 25 minutes by car from the cruise terminal, is an exciting combination of old and new.
Sensoji Temple bustles every day of the week, and its shopping street offers a wide variety of snacks and souvenirs to buy or browse, from traditional treats and ice cream to yukata cotton kimono, ninja stars and samurai swords.
Cooking afficionados will find a paradise of knives, utensils and various other implements in nearby Kappabashi Kitchenware Town. If your visit coincides with cherry blossom season, be sure to make time for a stroll along the riverside Sumida Park.
Rising high across the Sumida River from Asakusa, the 634-meter TOKYO SKYTREE is an excellent destination for those seeking a bird’s-eye view of Tokyo and beyond. On a clear day, you might even catch sight of Mt. Fuji in the distance.
If you’re after accommodation either pre- or post-cruise, Odaiba and area offer a variety of options. From luxury lodgings right in Odaiba to more budget-friendly options like business hotels, hostels and even capsule hotels slightly beyond, there’s something for everyone. There are even options to stay in ryokan—traditional Japanese-style inns—in the Tokyo area.