The Tokyo Bay area is a symbol of the city’s technological and cultural progress. A near-250-km-squared area of reclaimed land, the bay is home to neomodern architecture, sprawling entertainment hubs and legacy venues from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Odaiba, one of Tokyo Bay’s most prominent areas, was modernized in the early mid-1990s to help with Tokyo’s expanding population and ease traffic congestion. Today, the area is regarded as one of the capital’s top districts for entertainment and shopping.
Along with Odaiba, Shinagawa, a key historical area that prospered as the first post station along the Tokaido Road, was also featured in the Tokyo 2020 Games. The Odaiba Marine Park, a public greenspace skirting the coastline, hosted triathlon and aquatics events along with the five-ringed Olympic symbol (and subsequently the Paralympic symbol) rising above the bay waters. While Shinagawa, a cosmopolitan neighborhood clinging to the Tokyo mainland, hosted the Olympic hockey tournament at the Oi Hockey Stadium.