The official name of the Yurikamome (which is the name of a black-headed seagull) is Tōkyō Rinkai Shinkōtsū Rinkai Line, but nobody bothers with that, preferring just “Yurikamome”. Running along the Tokyo Bay waterfront and connecting the “mainland” at Shimbashi station to the man-made island of Odaiba, the ultra-modern line features driverless trains, which means you can sit in the front and enjoy an unobstructed view of the ride. At night, the view turns futuristic as the elevated tracks wind through the towering glass skyscrapers of Shiodome, over the Rainbow Bridge and around the unique architectural wonders of Odaiba. Be careful on windy days; the small train may not run if winds are deemed too strong.

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