Venus FortFree: All time

If you ever find yourself all Japan-out and need to have a change of atmosphere, drop in Venus Fort. It’s a shopping mall in Odaiba built to mimic the 18th century medieval European Village. Experience a world within itself where the ceiling of the mall is painted to simulate the sky. It even shifts from day to night. Think casinos in Las Vegas, but instead of gambling, Venus Fort offers over a hundred of fashion shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. While in Odaiba, check out other free things to do in the neighbourhood: Toyota Megaweb, Rainbow Bridge, Gundam Front Tokyo, Museum of SewerageMuseum of Maritime Science, etc.

Address: 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 9pm
Direction: Train Yurikamome Line to Aomi Station; Train Rinkya Line to Tokyo Teleport Station
Phone: +81 3-3599-0700

Photo credit: Stefan (Flickr CC), Carlos Alejo (Flickr CC), Jordi Marsol (Flickr CC)