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The whole ROPPONGI is dyed in glittering light! Roppongi Illumination & Christmas Special 2021

Nov 26, 2021

The lights of the illuminations gradually begin to dye the city for Christmas. Roppongi, which has two major spots, Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, is a hot area that attracts attention not only in Tokyo but also nationwide. Of course, the illumination and Christmas event full of originality start...

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5 Popular Original Items of Museum Shops in Minato Ward, Tokyo ~National Art Center and Minato City Local History Museum~

Nov 17, 2021

Many museum facilities in Minato Ward have elaborate, original items available. This time, we will focus on shops in the National Art Center in Roppongi and the Minato City Local History Museum in Shirokanedai. We also will introduce 5 of the most popular original items. "Souvenir From Tokyo": Museu...

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"19th Minato Ward Travel Photo Contest 2021" Is Here Again This Year! Introduction to Some Popular Photo Spots in Minato Ward, Tokyo and Past Awards

Nov 9, 2021

The Minato Travel & Tourism Association will hold its "19th Minato Ward Travel Photo Contest 2021" this year. During the entry period from November 1st, 2021 to January 31st, 2022, anyone can submit photos that introduce tourism and rediscover attractive spots of the city. The contest is divided int...

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The Yurikamome Is Not the Only Option to Go to Odaiba! Full Comparison Between Odaiba Rainbow Bus & Tokyo Cruise

Nov 9, 2021

Trains, subways, buses, water taxis… A variety of transportation is available in Minato Ward, Tokyo. Here, we will focus on two public transportation methods that connect the inland Minato and Odaiba. "Odaiba Rainbow Bus" - Operated by Minato Ward and KM Bus "Odaiba Rainbow Bus" departs from Shinaga...

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Let's Learn About Sea Animals and the History of Broadcast and Logistics! The Features of "Learning Museums" at Minato Ward, Tokyo

Nov 5, 2021

Minato Ward, Tokyo. Many exhibition facilities such as the New National Art Museum and the Minato Science Museum are here. In this article, we will introduce museums that focus on "learning" that stimulates intellectual curiosity. Marine Science Museum The "Marine Science Museum" inside the Tokyo Un...

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What's So "Amazing" About the "'Demon Slayer' Koyoharu Gotouge Sketch Exhibition"?

Nov 2, 2021

The "'Demon Slayer' Gotoge Koyoharu Sketch Exhibition", which discloses more than 450 handwritten sketches of "Demon Slayer", a manga by Koyoharu Gotouge The introduction of the manga "Demon Slayer" and a summary of the exhibition "Demon Slayer" is a manga that was published by Koyoharu Gotouge from...

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"Video Article" Lunch at the gardens of "Meiji Memorial Hall" in Motoakasaka

Oct 20, 2021

In mid-November, the leaves of the trees in Tokyo start to change color, marking the beginning of the fall season. There are many spots to see autumn leaves in Minato ward, Tokyo such as Shibakoen or Old Shiba Rikyu Gardens. The most famous of them is the row of Gingko trees in Outer Meiji Jingu. To...

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Report on the "Hideaki Anno Exhibition": The Path of the Hit-Maker from "Neon Genesis Evangelion," "Shin Godzilla," and "Shin Kamen Rider"

Oct 7, 2021

Hideaki Anno, the general director of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series and "Shin Godzilla." The world-first exhibition that traces his path until now, the "Hideaki Anno Exhibition," opened on October 1st at The National Art Center at Roppongi, Minato Ward. Here I will introduce the must-sees of th...

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[Video Article] Experiencing "Legoland® Discovery Center Tokyo" at Odaiba! Full of Attractions Inside An Area Colored With More Than 3 Million Lego Blocks

Oct 6, 2021

At the beginning of autumn when the temperature drops, don't you think it would really help if there was a nice place indoors to go have fun with your family? Here I'll introduce you to "Legoland® Discovery Center Tokyo" at DECKS Tokyo Beach, one of the most popular indoor sightseeing spots in Minat...

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Opening Report on "Sanrio Exhibition: Japan's 60 Year History of Kawaii Culture" at Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View Welcome to the "Sanrio world" with More Than 800 Valuable Displays!

Sep 28, 2021

The "Sanrio Exhibition: Japan's 60 Year History of Kawaii Culture" opened on September 17th at the Tokyo City View on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. This exhibition, which will be held until January 10th next year, will explore the 60-year history of Sanrio, known for its characters su...

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[Minato City History Walk] Minato City, a meeting place between Takamori Saigo and Kaishu Katsu that led to the "bloodless surrender of the Edo Castle"

Sep 15, 2021

Takanawa Gateway Station was established last year as the first new station on the JR Yamanote Line in 49 years. The name of the station, "Gateway" (meaning entrance) was chosen with the aim of turning the area into a hub of international exchange, but it also has the meaning carrying the history of...

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That hug scene in The Full-Time Wife Escapist was also shot in Minato Ward…, Make a pilgrimage to sacred spots: famous movie and TV drama locations in Minato Ward, Tokyo!

Sep 3, 2021

Nowadays, more and more people are making visits to the locations of TV dramas and anime, or the places where they were set, in what has come to be known as the “pilgrimage to sacred spots” boom. Minato Ward, which is home base for most of Tokyo’s TV stations, is not devoid of places that deserve to...

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Enjoy cruises from Takeshiba, Hinode, or Odaiba! We’ve put together a guide to boats and cruises that can be taken from Minato Ward, Tokyo.

Aug 31, 2021

With spots such as Takeshiba, Hinode, Shibaura, and Odaiba, Tokyo’s Minato Ward offers top-class oceanfront cityscapes. The boats and cruise ships that criss-cross the bay are one part of this scenic landscape. Tokyo Bay is a beautiful to behold, even from the land. But for those who have made their...

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[Video article] Feel the power of the passion of genius artist Taro Okamoto at the "Taro Okamoto Memorial Hall"!

Aug 18, 2021

Taro Okamoto, a genius artist known for his masterpieces such as "The Tower of the Sun" standing in the Expo '70 Commemorative Park in Osaka, and "Myth of Tomorrow" exhibited in Shibuya Mark City, greatly influenced the avant-garde art movement of the 20th century. Did you know that there is a home ...

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Experience the Tokyo Bay Cruising Restaurant, Symphony! A cruise tour you can enjoy in two hours

Aug 11, 2021

Everyone probably longs for going on a cruise. You might think going on a cruise takes many days on a luxury liner, but did you know that in Minato City, Tokyo, there is a restaurant on a boat where you can have such a trip in a just small time of watching a movie? The Tokyo Bay cruising restaurant,...

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Mori Arts Center Gallery 'KAWS TOKYO FIRST' Appreciation Review Trace the path of over 20 years of pop art master, KAWS

Jul 30, 2021

KAWS TOKYO FIRST, the first large-scale exhibition in Japan by artist KAWS who is actively based in Brooklyn, New York, will begin on Friday, July 16th at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Minato-ku. This exhibition, which will be held until October 11th (Monday), has garnered a lot of...

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[Video Article] Take a Running Trip Around Tokyo's Minato Ward! Enjoy Running Around Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower

Jul 30, 2021

A "running trip" is when you go for a run on which you can admire the unfamiliar scenery of your destination. Tokyo's "Imperial Palace Run," which is famous nationwide, runs the perimeter of the Imperial Palace, but there are also some great running courses in Minato Ward, which is next to the Imper...

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Report on “Saarinen and His Beautiful Architecture in Finland” Exhibition at Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art, the first retrospective exhibition covering the Finnish master that Aalto admired!

Jul 8, 2021

“Saarinen and His Beautiful Architecture in Finland” opened July 3rd at the Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art. The exhibition, which runs until September 20th, is the first in Japan to cover Eliel Saarinen, who worked from the beginning to the middle of the 20th century, creating unique architecture ...

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A Hotel Buffet for the New Normal at LUXE DINING HAPUNA

Jul 7, 2021

As long distance travel has been restricted the hospitality sector all across Japan has been struggling greatly. Many of the hotels in Tokyo's Minato Ward, which boasts over 30,000 rooms throughout the district, are still in a difficult situation. The impact of the pandemic has been most severe on h...

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Fluffy pancakes and the ultimate French toast! A breakfast that you need to experience when sightseeing in Minato Ward

Jun 25, 2021

The morning on your trip greets you with a refreshing awakening. The first thing to enjoy when you wake up is breakfast, to charge your energy for the day. It's okay to stay in your hotel, but if you want memories that are a little more special, why not visit a famous restaurant that offers a breakf...

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Opened at "JR-EAST Shiki Theatre HARU" in Takeshiba, Tokyo! The highlights of the Disney musical "Frozen" by Shiki Theatre Company

Jun 17, 2021

Disney's animated movie "Frozen" was released in 2013 and became a worldwide hit. The Disney musical "Frozen" by Shiki Theatre Company is a musical version of the masterpiece. Its performance in Tokyo began on June 24, 2021 at "JR-EAST Shiki Theatre HARU" in Takeshiba, Minato-ku. It is the seventh c...

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Escape the Summer Heat! The Coolest Spots in Minato Ward

Jun 17, 2021

Summer is nearly here. As the days start to get hotter, I'm sure many of you out there will start feel like leaving the city to escape the oppressive heat. Well did you know that Minato Ward's many parks and waterfronts make it a cool oasis right in the heart of Tokyo? Keep reading to learn about a ...

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Experience Living in Minato City - Bayside Edition

Jun 17, 2021

Minato City has both the urban cityscape of Roppongi and Azabu, and the bayside of Shibaura and Odaiba, making it an area a lot of people dream of living in. If you've ever wondered what it's like to live in Minato City, you don't want to miss out on this opportunity that will allow you to experienc...

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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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