After our Jiro adventure, we decided to visit Odaiba again, now that everything was open and it was a work day. I got a picture of the main staircase:
The main stairs at Fuji TV
But of course we opted for the escalators. On the fifth floor, you can sometimes see show tapings in progress through a window, but the floor was closed for some reason that day. Disappointing. So we kept going up until the escalator ended at the seventh floor, where it opens up into a plaza. The whole structure is like two buildings, with one sitting on the roof of the other - the roof of the bottom building is the plaza. There was a cafeteria at the entrance of the upper building, and it was filled with students on a school trip. (How come I never went to a TV studio for a school field trip?)
Anyway, we went into the store inside the building. Most of the merchandise was for their anime programs, like One Piece. In one area, there was a photo sticker booth (with some students inside) and some UFO Catchers. Of course, Chuck had to play, and he ended up winning a couple things. Because I gave him some money to play, I got to keep the mini Ainori bus plushes he won (yay!).
We finished walking through the store and headed back down the escalator. There were a few more small shops on the bottom floor that we checked out, but in the end, the trip to Fuji TV was uneventful. But at least Aqua City mall was right across the street, so we had plenty more opportunities to do some shopping. It’s a pretty big place, and we spent a good amount of time there. At the top, there’s a World of Coca-Cola store/museum, where you can also get a nice view of the bay and Rainbow Bridge. (Another missed photo opportunity!)