About Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo Big Sight is an exhibition and convention center operated by Tokyo Big Sight Co., Ltd, commonly known as Tokyo Big Sight, located in Koto Ward, Tokyo, Japan, with a total exhibition area of more than 80,000 square meters, making it the largest exhibition venue in Japan and one of the most famous tourist attractions in Japan.
Completed in 1995, the Tokyo International Exhibition Center is mainly composed of the Convention Building, East Exhibition Building, West Exhibition Building and other related facilities, of which the Convention Building is famous for its unique design and is the most famous and popular place of this international exhibition center. On the wall of the reception hall of the conference building is a work of art called “Floating World” created by the British writer Michael Craig Martin, which is painted on a long curved wall without pillars, using the “near and far method of painting” of 15 umbrellas, violins, and other life-size objects, Violins and other objects of the same size as the real thing or floating, or standing in the dark blue space, and through the set in the roof of the light collection device and fiber-optic cable collection of sunlight to create a real “floating world”, the watery and elegant scenery of the entire reception hall full of dreamy colors.
In addition to the “floating world” inside the conference hall, other works of art such as the saw sculpture, the Tokyo Bay Pool, and the large colorful balloon outside the Tokyo International Exhibition Center were also very eye-catching and attracted a large number of visitors to take “pictures” with them.
How to get there
3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063, Japan
7 minutes on foot from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line
3 minutes walk from Tokyo Big Sight Station on Yurikamome Line
I went to the West Wing for an exhibition.
It was a 10-minute walk from the Kokusai Tenjijo Station due to traffic, but it was so hot in the summer heat that I had to walk through the shade,
By the time I reached the entrance, I was drenched in sweat.
The exhibition hall is very large, and we finally arrived there following the signs.
(There are several exhibition halls, so you have to check in advance where the exhibition is being held, or you might get lost.)
The exhibition hall was air-conditioned, but it was hot in some parts.
We tried to find a restaurant for lunch, but there were long lines and high prices.
We managed to find a food court and had a reasonable lunch. （We managed to find a food court and had a reasonable lunch.)