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Minato City Tourist Information Center

May 20, 2019

Minato-ku Tourist Information Center is located at Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsucho Station. The staff is available in English (Korea by day) and provides information about the various tourist information, restaurants, transportation and accommodation in Minato-ku. We also sell goods of the Minato City T...

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Oden - The Japanese traditional dish to warm you up this winter!

Jan 24, 2020

A must-try in Tokyo during the colder months is the Japanese winter dish 'oden'. A warm broth filled with a variety of ingredients from boiled eggs, daikon, meat and fishcakes. Try it yourself this winter at Otako, a shop specialized in oden which was founded in 1932 in Shinbashi. Read more about th...

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Increase your luck for 2020 with the Seven Gods of Good Fortune pilgrimage - 'Shichifukujin meguri'!

Jan 15, 2020

Get a stamp from 8 different temples and shrines while exploring central Tokyo, such as Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi, and the area around Tokyo Tower at the Minato Shichifukujin Meguri Tour! The New Year's special tour is held until the national coming-of-age day on January 13th, read more about it below...

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A sento turned into an izakaya? Discover the one of a kind restaurant Bunbuku!

Jan 10, 2020

After being a public batch for 90 years, this store has now turned into a Japanese style pub/restaurant. With essential pieces of the sento culture preserved both in the environment, with an enormous Fuji painting decorating the wall, and in the menu with drinks served in milk bottles! Read more in...

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Experience New Year's in Tokyo - Zojoji Temple

Dec 26, 2019

Every year, right before the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve, around 10,000 people gather at Zojoji. one of Tokyo's most famous temples. At midnight people wish each other a happy new year - Akemashite Omedetou in Japanese, as the temple rings in the new year 108 times. Buying Incense, lucky amul...

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Take historical walks to Hatsumode spots and use the chance to make a good luck prayer for the new year! Exclusive coverage of shrines/Buddhist temples/spiritual energy sites in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Dec 20, 2019

It is part of the Japanese new year’s tradition to visit shrines and temples for Hatsumode (the practice of visiting a shrine or a temple during the New Year). There, people pray for a safe year and peace. There are, of course, many lucky Hatsumode spots that we definitely recommend visiting in Mina...

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"My Route" Tokyo Minato-ku Illumination Christmas Market Special Feature!

Dec 20, 2019

In Minato-ku, Tokyo, illuminations and Christmas markets are being held in various places for Christmas and the end of the year next week. I tried to summarize the main spots using the "My Route" function (course creation function) in Minato City Tourism Association HP! ! You can read the page's two...

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Enjoy Japanese Culture: How to visit a Japanese shrine!

Dec 19, 2019

All around Japan, you will find Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. But have you ever wondered what Japanese people exactly do there? In our video, we will guide you through your shrine or temple visit step-by-step. If you are curious about this part of Japanese culture and tradition, this is the ...

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Make the most of Winter Tokyo - visit the Tokyo Christmas Market 2019 !

Dec 19, 2019

The Christmas season has come to Tokyo. In addition to the countless winter lights throughout the city, the handful of Christmas markets around the city are a must-visit this season. One of the most popular ones is the German-style “Tokyo Christmas Market 2019”, held in Shiba Park close to Tokyo To...

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The illuminations to check out in Tokyo 2019!

Nov 25, 2019

It is that time of the year again when Tokyo turns into a magical, sparkling winter wonderland! These are the places to experience the stunning Christmas lights in Tokyo 2019, from romantic atmospheres to futuristic vibes and Disney magic! ▶︎http://visit-minato-city.com/beautiful-christmas-lights-i...

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Let’s go see the amazing view of gorgeous lights in the city! Special feature of Minato-ku Winter lights

Nov 20, 2019

When the beginning of winter passes, you can find these colorful lights twinkling and warmly lighting up the cold sky. Urban Winter lights in cities transform the time people spend in the city into a special moment that is out of ordinary. Winter lights in Minato-ku are found in city centers such as...

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Get in the autumn mood with these spots to see autumn foliage around Tokyo!

Nov 18, 2019

Fall has reached Tokyo! With the colder weather also comes the colorful autumn leaves. We put together a list of some of the best places to check out the beautiful autumn leaves in Tokyo. Check it out below! http://visit-minato-city.com/best-spots-to-see-autumn-leaves-in-tokyo/

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It's pancake weather! Indulge in Japanese fluffy pancakes on the terrace of 512 Cafe & Grill!

Nov 12, 2019

When in Japan eating fluffy pancakes is a must. So still all your pancake-cravings and more at 512 Cafe & Grill! On a sunny day you can enjoy your treatthe open terrace surrounded by greenery! Read more in our latest aricle! ▶︎ http://visit-minato-city.com/fluffy-pancakes-512-cafe-and-grill/

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A restaurant with one of the best night views of Tokyo - Café la Bohéme Odaiba

Nov 7, 2019

Man-made island Odaiba offers everything from great shopping, entertainment and food. It is also the place to go for a great panoramic view of the after dark, Tokyo cityscape! This time we went to Cafe La Bohéme Odaiba for some authentic Italian food, delicious wine, and a spectacular night-view. h...

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Tokyo’s Best Nightlife Districts: Panoramic night view and dinner at Odaiba!

Oct 29, 2019

Odaiba is a popular leisure island located in Tokyo Bay and is the perfect location for dining and late-night activities. Odaiba also has one of the most beautiful panoramic night views of Tokyo! Read more here: http://visit-minato-city.com/tokyos-best-nightlife-odaiba/ ◆ Rugby World Cup 2019 ™ Pub...

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Going out in Tokyo: Explore the Roppongi Nightlife!

Oct 23, 2019

Tokyo's nightlife is exciting to say the least, and there is no better place to experience it than Roppongi! Minato city is putting effort into making sure that you can enjoy a night out in Tokyo extra safely. Just keep an eye out for the ""Minato Flag"", a flag put up outside places working with Mi...

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Enjoy an entire day in a city colored with the red of autumn leaves! Special Minato-ku "colorful autumn leaves" edition full with places to enjoy the autumn colors from tree-lined avenues to parks

Oct 19, 2019

If you hear "Minato-ku", do you all think of a city with glittering nights? That is correct! But actually, with its rows of ginkgo trees in the outer gardens of Meiji Shrine, the Shiba Park where you can enjoy the autumn colors while comfortably sitting on a bench and looking up at Tokyo Tower, and ...

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Enjoy Tokyo Tower's spectacular night view from the renewed main deck!

Oct 15, 2019

This week we head over to Tokyo Tower to experiene the recently renewed main deck at 150m. At the new, more modern version of the retro Tokyo icon you can now enjoy the picturesque Tokyo cityscape even more! Explore Tokyo at night during the Minato Night Week starting October 26! More info over at ...

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Cuddle with hedgehogs and hamsters at Roppongi HARRY! (Video)

Oct 8, 2019

We visited the animal cafe HARRY in Roppongi! Sit down and cuddle with hedgehogs or head up the stairs to the second floor to spend some quality time with adorable hamsters at Mogu Mogu. Watch the video and read the full article here: http://visit-minato-city.com/animal-cafe-roppongi-harry/

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Aoyama Art Walk part 2 - Nicolai Bergmann NOMU

Sep 30, 2019

Following up on our series on art shops and cafes in Tokyo's trendy Aoyama area, this week we visit Nicolai Bergmann's shop and cafe. Located a few minutes walk from Omotesando station, as you arrive at the store you will be met by a beautiful sight of flowers and greens, followed up by the Scandin...

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Aoyama Art Walk part 1: Handmade glass and a cozy cafe at Sugahara Aoyama.

Sep 25, 2019

This week we set off on a stroll through Tokyo's trendy neighbourhood Aoyama, in search for art-shops and cafes with something little extra. With handmade glass made in the Chiba glass factory, Sugahara Shop Aoyama sells glass items from bowls and plates to chopsticks and straws. Get a feeling of ...

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MINATO NIGHT WEEK 2019 – A special 9-day experience of the night in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Sep 20, 2019

Minato-ku is one of the most famous downtown areas in Japan, including Roppongi, Shimbashi and Akasaka. There are countless nightspots in Minato-ku, from the night view of Tokyo from the high-rise buildings lined up, the night view from the boat, the bars of hotels and famous shops, and the night ac...

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Find your new favorite amongst the trendy cafes in Tokyo! - CONNEL COFFEE

Sep 17, 2019

Visit the hidden gem 'Connel Coffee', located in an art-facility with seats looking out over the green Takahashi Korekiyo Memorial Park! Great coffee, affordable buffets, and a relaxing environment- perfect when you want to wind down at a café. Read more at: http://visit-minato-city.com/cafe-connel...

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A new green oasis in the middle of Tokyo -SHARE GREEN MINAMI AOYAMA

Sep 11, 2019

Opened in October last year, SHARE GREEN MINAMI AOYAMA is a large open green space facilitates everything from a cafe and plant shops, to a lawn area lined with outdoor chaise longues. Not to mention that it is full of incredibly cute photo spots! Keep an eye out on their homepage for information a...

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Experience the trendy animal cafes of Tokyo - Roppongi HARRY

Sep 4, 2019

The cutest cafe you can imagine is waiting for you in Roppongi. At Roppongi HARRY you can spend quality time with both hedgehogs and hamsters. Learn about how to properly take care of these furry and spiky darlings, all while having your heart melt by their cuteness. Read more about Roppongi HARRY b...

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