Capture Tokyo: Ultra Music Festival Japan

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Afrojack at Ultra Music Festival Japan 2015, Odaiba

It’s almost that time of year again! If you’re into music festivals, Japan’s Ultra Music Festival is coming around in September! Tickets usually go on sale in the Spring and may have sold out already on the official site…if they do sell out, for those who are interested, you can still probably enter the draw for raffle tickets. Although there’s no guarantee you’ll win, the chances are quite decent! My friend won us two extra tickets via the raffle two years ago, so luckily we were able to attend even though it was so last minute! 3-day general passes usually go for around 30,000~39,000 yen while 1-day passes can go for 13,000~18,000 yen. Last year Hardwell, DJ Snake, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, and deadmau5 were in attendance. I don’t think they’ve announced the line up for this year, but check it out if you get the chance~♪

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Capture Tokyo: Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba Beach

Odaiba is by far my favorite place to relax in Tokyo. The man-made island is known as somewhat of a date spot among locals, so you can often find young families or couples strolling around the area. The island is filled with many tourist attractions, including Joypolis (an indoor amusement park), the Fuji Television Building, Palette Town, Venus Fort, Aqua City, and Diver City (mostly shopping malls).

There’s so much to do in Odaiba, but my main reason for frequenting the area is because of its gorgeous night views! It also has the closest “beach” to where I live, Odaiba beach. I say “beach” lightly because we can’t actually swim in the water due to all the pollution. In my opinion, this beach offers one of the best scenic views of the Rainbow Bridge over Tokyo Bay (it’s also a beautiful place to watch the sunset… quite romantic)! The suspension bridge connects the Shibaura Pier to Odaiba, and you can actually bike or walk over the bridge (about 1.7 km). The Yurikamome train line also passes over the bridge, starting from Shimbashi Station and ending Toyosu Station. It’s illuminated from dusk till midnight, so I would definitely recommend viewing the Rainbow Bridge from Odaiba beach as it looks absolutely stunning at night!

Capture Tokyo: DMM.PLANETS Art

DMM.PLANETS Art by teamLab.

For those of you visiting Tokyo this month, I would definitely recommend checking out the DMM.PLANETS Art exhibit at Fuji TV’s summer festival in Odaiba! It’s an absolutely gorgeous digital art exhibition and a truly unique experience. The crystal universe is quite ethereal and definitely my favorite! It really felt like a different world inside. We waited about 1hr20min in the scorching summer heat for the attraction, but it was worth it! Plus, if you go after 5:30PM, you can purchase tickets specifically for the exhibition (1,000yen). If you plan to go during the day though, please note that you might have to buy a day passport for the entire Fuji TV’s summer festival (2,000yen).We even received free waterproof cell phone holders★ Anyway, it’s a great place to check out if you’re in town as the exhibition is only up until August 31st!