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Recommended rainy day sightseeing spots in Tokyo's Minato Ward, which you can reach from the station almost without getting wet.

May 31, 2021

The rainy season will soon be upon us again this year. On a wet day in the rainy season, there are few places you can visit comfortably. Here we will feature some recommended sightseeing spots that you can reach from the nearest station without getting wet, even when it's raining. There are some spo...

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It’s worth stopping by during your stroll through town! Extremely rare ramen and tsukemen in Minato, Tokyo

May 27, 2021

The best gourmet foods that make you want to travel just to encounter their flavors are undoubtedly ramen and tsukemen. There may even be more than a few enthusiasts who make sure to stop by ramen shops that are popular in the region whenever they travel. Therefore, we would like to introduce extrem...

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Discover the city's attractions and the latest tourist information! Spots providing information that will make you love Minato City, Tokyo, even more!

May 24, 2021

Minato City, Tokyo, has many attractive spots for sightseeing and shopping. If you have enjoyed window-shopping in Aoyama, experiencing art in Roppongi, and playing around with the attraction facilities in Odaiba, and you have committed the name “Minato City” to memory, we hope you will love this a...

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Increase Your Luck in Minato, Tokyo! Go on a Trip to Get All of the Popular Goshuin Stamps While Riding on a Rental Bicycle

Apr 28, 2021

Collecting goshuin has been attracting more and more enthusiasts recently as a hobby that anybody can pick up casually. Minato, Tokyo also has many miracle-working shrines and temples with a never-ending presence of goshuin enthusiasts. Although it would be possible to visit several shrines and temp...

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The Deep History of Optics at the Nikon Museum, Presented by a Nikon Fan of 15 Years!

Apr 28, 2021

Nikon is a world-famous camera manufacturer headquartered in Japan. You can learn about Nikon’s 100+ years of history and the various products they’ve made at the Nikon Museum located in Minato, Tokyo. The writer of this article has been a user of Nikon cameras for 15 years, and will guide you on a ...

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Takeshiba area special: The charms of Takeshiba—rebirth through the creation of fantastic locales

Apr 9, 2021

The Takeshiba area, just two stops away from the Shimbashi Station on the Yurikamome Line or a five-minute walk from the Daimon Station, is currently undergoing city-wide redevelopment. It is no exaggeration to say that it is the most rapidly changing area in Tokyo's Minato Ward. The Takeshiba Passe...

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Touring the Memory of Eiichi Shibusawa that remains in Minato City, Tokyo and Industrial Places of Origin from the Meiji/Taisho era

Mar 2, 2021

This year’s NHK Taiga historical drama started this month. The drama depicts the life of a businessman in the Meiji era/Taisho era, Eiichi Shibusawa. He was involved in establishing over 500 companies, including Japan’s first commercial bank, Daiichi Kokuritsu Bank, and the Imperial Hotel. Shibusawa...

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Participate Easily Even with Photos Taken on a Smartphone! Minato City Tokyo Photo Spot Feature that Will Make You Want to Apply for the Minato City Tourism Photo Contest

Dec 23, 2020

At the Minato City Travel & Tourism Association, we are currently accepting entries for the 18th Minato City Tourism Photo Contest, which is aimed at introducing the tourism resources of Minato City, Tokyo and also rediscovering the charm of Minato City. Every year, the photo contest has three divis...

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Tokyo's Minato-ku Special 2020 Celebration of Light - come appreciate this artistic and sophisticated urban light display

Nov 20, 2020

This grand display of lights in Tokyo's Minato-ku features lights of all sizes across a range of dazzling colors that announce the coming of winter to the city. This year, the organizers are taking measures to adjust the event to avoid crowding as per the requirements of the current situation, tho...

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Special Feature for the Minami-Aoyama Area! Enjoy a day trip to an area filled with "Grown-Up Indulgences"

Oct 22, 2020

In this month's special feature, we put a spotlight on the Minami-Aoyama area. Minami-Aoyama, situated in the North-East of Tokyo's Minato-ku, is a very sophisticated area where the most cutting edge culture of Minato-ku—which itself has many hip spots—all come together and amalgamate with good old ...

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A collection of the sweet flavors of autumn! Enjoy afternoon tea in the first class hotels of Tokyo's Minato-ku

Sep 19, 2020

In this month's special report, we will tell you about first class hotels in Minato-ku, Tokyo, which offer afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is a tea drinking custom developed among the elites of British society; a high class cultural activity in which you can enjoy a relaxing tea time gathered around sc...

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Be immersed in a high class feeling as you walk through architecture and gardens with the scent of historical romance Shirokanedai Stroll - Special Feature

Aug 19, 2020

Shirokanedai is known as one of Minato Ward's most quiet residential areas. Many people who are not familiar with the Shirokanedai name are likely aware of "Shiroganese," in reference to the women who live in the area. Shirokanedai is famous as a high-class residential area, but it also is home to e...

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Support tourist spots that are doing their best! Special feature on tourist facilities in Minato-ku, Tokyo, where infection control measures are in place

Jul 17, 2020

A complete ending to the novel coronavirus is still not in sight. The size of the impact that these infections have had on the tourism industry goes without saying, and there have been more than a few tourist spots in Minato-ku, Tokyo that have been forced to impose self-control on their operations....

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Minato City World Promotion Video Discover the Charm of Tokyo Minato City

Jun 30, 2020

[Discover the charm of Tokyo Minato City] is a short video we produced to introduce Minato-ku through four of the city's novelties: "Modernity", "Tradition", "Gourmet", and "Scenery". You can find a brief introduction to each of the facilities shown in the film on this page. We hope that you can get...

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Special feature on food delivery in Minato-ku, Tokyo: Let's enjoy the long-established traditions of Minato-ku gourmet at home!

Jun 22, 2020

For now it seems that we will be spending more time at home in order to prevent COVID-19 infection. Under such circumstances, what is attracting attention along with the takeout food of restaurants is delivery gourmet food that makes you feel as if you are traveling while staying at home. Therefore,...

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Supporting the restaurants in Minato-ku, Tokyo! A feature on gourmet takeout in Minato-ku.

May 21, 2020

Restaurants are coming up with new ideas and doing their best during the emergency state that has been declared to prevent spreading the novel coronavirus. In this month’s feature, we present you with a gourmet takeout project to support those restaurants in Minato-ku. Among the Minato-ku shopping s...

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【TO GO】Takeout Special Feature

Apr 24, 2020

In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we have been asked to refrain from going out. The Minato-ku Shopping District Association is implementing initiatives to introduce restaurants that are engaged in take-out services. Please take a look. http://www.minato-smile.net/minat...

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Enjoy a bright spring day in the capital! The best spots to visit in spring in Minato-ku Tokyo

Mar 20, 2020

Spring is the season when it starts to get pleasantly warm and you get increasingly good weather for days out. This month’s article tells you about recommended spring days out in Minato-ku Tokyo so you can make the most of the beautiful spring weather in the capital. We are coming to the best time ...

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Cherry blossom viewing spot in Minato-ku, Tokyo Let's enjoy the contrast of the cherry blossoms and the city unique to the city center!

Mar 4, 2020

The cherry blossom viewing season in Minato-ku, Tokyo, peaks from the end of March to the beginning of April every year. The crimson flowers, which bloom as if running through a short life, not only signal the beginning of a new four seasons, but also wrap the viewer in a warm mood with its beauty. ...

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From refined neighborhoods to a downtown area that still has its same traditional charm! A feature on shopping areas in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Jan 28, 2020

Valentine's Day and the season for graduations is almost here. Now there are more chances to go out shopping to look for some gifts. So that all of you can use it as a reference, this month's feature is to present you with noteworthy shopping areas in Minato-ku, Tokyo. If you visit that neighborhood...

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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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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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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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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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