Shiodome was known as the Shimbashi railway terminal, until 1914, but since 1984 it has slowly transformed into one of Tokyo’s most modern areas, where luxury hotels and business buildings rule the roost. For the average tourist there is nothing too special about this place except maybe the presence of one of Japan’s largest TV broadcasters Nittele as well as a very striking clock, designed by Studio Ghibli and heavily inspired by the movie Hauru no Ugoku Shiro or Howl’s Moving Castle. Nevertheless, being a hub for many hotels, parks and a gateway to Odaiba, you will probably have to go there at some point if you visit Tokyo, so if you have some spare time on your way to your final destination, make sure to have a look at the place and the few attractions it has to offer.