The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge in Minato which crosses Tokyo Bay between the Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront. The towers of the bridge are white to blend with the skyline and have lights using solar energy created during the day. Visit in the evening and take the monorail for a ride over the bridge or walk across on the Rainbow Promenade to admire the Tokyo skyline.
Travel on a water bus along the Sumida River for a totally different view of the city. Being on the river will remind you of the importance of the river systems throughout history. One popular cruise is to take a boat from Asakusa to Hinode Pier as the route includes 12 bridges and allows you to get off at Hamarikyu Garden for a visit to a beautiful Japanese garden.
Rikugien is one of Tokyo’s most beautiful Japanese landscape gardens. Built around 1700 the name Rikugien literally means “six poems garden”. The garden recreates in miniature 88 scenes from famous poems with a large central pond surrounded by man made hills and forested areas connected by a network of paths and trails. Various tea houses are also open to the public so you can pause and take in the atmosphere. Spring is lovely with flowering trees in bloom and in Autumn the maple trees are in all their glory.