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[Video Article]Tokyo's Minato Ward is in the midst of the excitement of thef the opening of the railway! GO to the former Shimbashi stop and railway-related spots during the commemorative exhibition!!

Aug 26, 2022

This year, 2022, is the 150th anniversary of Japan's first railroad. One hundred and fifty years ago, on October 14, 1872 (September 12 on the lunar calendar), Japan's first railroad officially opened between Shimbashi in Tokyo and Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture. Yes, Minato Ward in Tokyo, where Sh...

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Friendly to all! Barrier-free hotel in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Aug 26, 2022

Tokyo's Minato Ward, with its many attractive tourist spots and convenient access to various parts of the city, offers a wide variety of lodging facilities to meet the needs of visitors to the city for sightseeing or business trips. For this issue, we have selected three hotels that focus on the the...

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Viewing the exhibition "Lee Ufan Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo: Tracing the Path of the Leading "Mono-ha" Artist with a Total of 61 Representative Works and Late

Aug 25, 2022

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo in Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, since its opening in 2007. The commemorative exhibition, "Lee Ufan," is currently being held from August 10 to November 7. Born and raised in Korea, Lee Ufan began his career as a full-fledged artis...

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Now at the National Art Center, Tokyo, Roppongi! 5 Points to Know Before Viewing the "Kunstmuseum Ludwig" Exhibition

Jul 20, 2022

The "Ludwig Museum Exhibition: Trajectories of 20th Century Art - A Pearl Collection Created by Citizens" featuring 150 works of art from the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany, opened on June 29 at the National Art Center, Tokyo in Roppongi, Minato-ku, and will run through September 26. The exhibiti...

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[Video Article] TEPIA Museum of Advanced Technology, Meteorological Science Museum, Suntory Museum of Art, and other spots in Minato-ku, Tokyo, where you can find hints for "free research"!

Jul 20, 2022

The summer vacation season brings an increase in outings with children. While it is great to go out and have fun, it would be great for parents to give their children something to learn while sightseeing. With the theme of "free research" in mind, we have gathered together a list of spots in Minato ...

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"Sailor Moon Museum" Experience Report! A look back at the 30 years of the famous manga series with a connection to Minato Ward with a total of 180 original color drawings and more than 600 related go

Jul 11, 2022

The "Sailor Moon Museum," celebrating the 30th anniversary of the serial publication of "Sailor Moon," a milestone in girls' manga, opened on July 1st at the Roppongi Museum in Roppongi, Minato Ward, and will be held for three periods until December 30th. Legendary exhibition modeled after the Azabu...

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Under Attention from the TV Series "Roppongi Class!" Proposing a Date Course When Coming to Roppongi For the First Time

Jul 6, 2022

Roppongi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tokyo's Minato Ward and is full of hot spots to see, play, and eat. So, for those who are going to be walking around Roppongi for the first time, here are some suggestions for the best date course! [9:00] Start the day with a visit to "Tenz...

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Experiencing "Tokyo Bay Noryosen 2022" Held for the First Time in Three Years! Enjoying the Night Scenery of Tokyo Bay Aboard the Renewed Summer Pleasure Boat Sarubiamaru III.

Jul 6, 2022

One summer tradition in Tokyo Bay is the "Tokyo Bay Noryosen" that departs from Takeshiba Wharf. The ship was canceled last year and the year before due to infection prevention measures, but this year, it is scheduled to be held in three years. Furthermore, the ship was renewed to "Sarubiamaru III" ...

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[Video Article] Experiencing "Madame Tussaud's" at Odaiba! Into an Area of Dreams Where Lifesize Figures of Superstars Such as Michael Jackson, Masaki Suda, and Yuzuru Hanyu Come Together!

Jul 5, 2022

Maybe some of you might have thought looking at this picture above, "Is this the real Masaki Suda!" Actually, this is a lifesize figure displayed at "Madame Tussaud's Tokyo" inside DECKS Tokyo Beach in Odaiba. Of the 25 permanent facilities, the Odaiba facility is the only one in Japan. The facility...

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[Video Article] Experiencing "Empty-handed" Barbecue! Spending a Glamping-like Summer Vacation Watching the Views of Tokyo Bay Day and Night

Jun 20, 2022

Odaiba is full of tourist attractions such as shopping, dining, and entertainment facilities. Odaiba has everything you need for fun, but did you know that there are actually many popular spots for BBQ where you can enjoy the feeling of glamping while gazing at the ocean view? This time, we went to ...

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Going to Annexes and Branch Shrines of Famous Shrines and Temples in Minato Ward, Tokyo: Let's Receive Benefits from Koyasan and Toyokawa Inari While in Tokyo!

Jun 2, 2022

Minato Ward is home to around 40 shrines and 280 temples, with some famous places including Zojoji and Nogi Shrine. Out of those, did you know that there are "annexes" that follow the famous head temple and "branch shrines" where the faraway gods of those shrines are enshrined in a faraway place? To...

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Five Popular Original Goods in Museum Ships at Minato, Tokyo: Mori Art Museum and Ad Museum Tokyo

May 20, 2022

Minato Ward, Tokyo is home to many unique exhibition facilities. Of those facilities, some have museum shops built next to them, where you can find original items suitable for souvenirs. Here, we will be introducing goods from museum shops. In this second article of the series, we will be showing go...

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[Video Article] Exercising and Having Fun Playing e-Sports at Tokyo Tower's New Sightseeing Spot, "RED° TOKYO TOWER"

May 16, 2022

On April 20, 2022, one of the largest esports parks in Japan, "RED°TOKYO TOWER" opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in Minato, Tokyo. The new facility is already attracting attention as a place where cutting-edge VR technology, video technology, and physical experience come together, creating a complete...

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Report on "Hokusai from the British Museum": Going through the paintings that came home from the UK by the Edo period artist Hokusai Katsushika

Apr 28, 2022

"Hokusai from the British Museum -together with masterpieces of painting from collections in Japan" is held in Suntory Museum in Tokyo Midtown until June 12th. This article will introduce you to the highlights of the exhibition, along with scenes from the press preview held before the April 16th ope...

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The "Avengers Exhibition" at Roppongi Hills: Into the World of Superheroes from Iron Man to Captain America, Thor, and Hulk!

Apr 27, 2022

The "Avengers Exhibition," which features the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe centered around the "Avengers" series, has started in the Mori Arts Center Gallery on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower on April 16th. After touring 24 cities around the world including New York, London, a...

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[Video Article] Introducing Our Choice of "Cute Animals" within "Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa" Aquarium

Apr 15, 2022

"Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa" is right in front of JR Shinagawa Station Takanawa Gate. The facility has many attractions and an aquarium with around 350 species, 20000 organisms displayed. It is a place where cutting-edge technology such as projection mapping and aquatic organisms collaborate, receiv...

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[Video Article] Minato Ward Eager to Invite Inbound Tourism. Asking Foreign Staff in Shiba Park Hotel, "What do you like about Minato?"

Mar 30, 2022

Minato, Tokyo has great access from international airports and works as the entrance of Japan. Not only are there famous cities and spots such as Roppongi, Shinagawa, Odaiba, and Tokyo Tower, but there are 86 foreign embassies, and 8% of the population are foreigners here, making it a popular area f...

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Nogizaka, Nambuzaka, Yureizaka: Walking Around Minato, Tokyo, "The City of Slopes" From Five Perspectives

Mar 15, 2022

The geography of Minato Ward is mainly divided into the Musashino Plateau in the West and the Bay Area in the East. The city, built on geography with many elevation differences, has many slopes. More than 70 wooden guides stand. It is said that there are more than 100 slopes in Minato Ward. What is ...

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Let's find out "the one and only truth" with Conan! Experiencing the Roppongi Museum "Detective Conan Live Museum: The Gift of Halloween"

Mar 8, 2022

Detective Conan is a famous mystery manga by Gosho Aoyama. "Detective Conan Live Museum: The Gift of Halloween" is a self-participatory entertainment where you can experience the world of the work, also popular in anime. The event is held at Roppongi Museum from February 11th (Fri) to June 5th (Sun)...

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[Video Article] Is This a Real Cookie!? Experiencing "Sweets Decoration" making at "Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi" in Minato, Tokyo

Mar 2, 2022

"Tamiya" is a famous model manufacturer. Did you know that the only Tamiya-operated company store in Japan is in Shimbashi, Minato, Tokyo? In this article, we will be making sweets decorations, a popular hobby, at "Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi." To the hall of plastic models, "Tamiya Plast...

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Places in Minato, Tokyo Where You Can Feel the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Mar 2, 2022

In this article, we would like to introduce some spots where you can feel the commitment toward a sustainable society as you walk around the city. Let's learn SDGs activities inside Minato Ward at "Minato Ward Eco Plaza" For a sustainable society, many municipalities and companies actively commit to...

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"Sen-Oku Hakukokan Museum Tokyo" Has Reopened! Introducing Three Must-See Renewed Exhibits Including the "Japanese Art Triangle" Exhibition

Feb 18, 2022

The "Sen-Oku Hakukokan Museum Tokyo" re-opened since it closed from the end of 2019. With a new name, the museum will be unveiled at the "Japanese Art Triangle: The Artists' Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo" Exhibition on March 19, 2022. In this article, we will show you through the new museum and must-sees ...

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Walking around Takeshiba/Shibaura/Odaiba with your pet dog and cat! Answering 10 questions about traveling with your pet in the Minato Ward Wangan Area

Feb 1, 2022

Did you know that the Wangan Area in Tokyo, Minato is popular among people who love to travel with pets? In this article, we will be answering 10 questions for those who are thinking of traveling with pets. 1. What are "special experiences" that you can do when you travel with pets in Minato? One sc...

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[Video Article] The Past And Present of Shiba Through the Eyes of Shiba Hyakunenkai Men

Jan 11, 2022

Shiba Area is home to Shimbashi, Daimon, and up-and-coming Takeshiba in Minato, Tokyo. Did you know that there is a group called "Shiba Hyakunenkai" in the area, composed of 28 shops with more than a century of history? In this article, we interviewed the group's chairman Mr. Eichi Kaneko (Shibadaim...

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Sweets & Gifts from Minato, Tokyo That You Can Buy Online

Dec 24, 2021

In this article, we will be introducing sweets and gifts of Minato, Tokyo that you can buy online. All of the shops on the list are traditional and have a best-selling item. Why not try these gifts, not only as presents for your loved ones but also for yourself? Akasakamochi from Akasaka Aono Origin...

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