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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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From Art To Science ー The Best Museums In Tokyo’s Minato Ward You Have To Visit!

Mar 29, 2021

Have you ever heard the Japanese expression “autumn of art”? We think that it’s time to invent a “spring of art”! In spring, when the weather can change fast, museums are the perfect place to go. In this article, read about some of Minato Ward’s best museums focusing on different topics from art t...

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Bread! Cake! Sandwiches! A Guide To Tokyo’s Delicious Bakeries

Mar 22, 2021

The number of high-quality bakeries in Tokyo is increasing year by year. You might have seen feature articles about bread in magazines or bakery guidebooks. That’s how huge this bakery trend has become. We decided to jump on the bandwagon and introduce three of our favorite bakeries to all bread lov...

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Hanami: Safe Cherry Blossom Viewing in 2021. Where and How?

Mar 15, 2021

Just like every year, the beautiful cherry blossom season is coming again to Tokyo. But sadly, this year isn’t just like every year. Due to the pandemic, having a hanami, a cherry blossom viewing picnic, eating and drinking together with friends isn’t really possible. Therefore, in this article you ...

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Take a Break Around Aoyama-Itchome! 3 Delicious “Green” Cafes With Takeaway Coffee

Mar 8, 2021

The number of fashionable cafes has increased a lot in the past two to three years around the Aoyama-itchome area. This time, we will take a closer look at three cafes offering takeaways, all with the common theme 'green'. http://visit-minato-city.com/aoyama-itchome-green-cafes-takeaway-coffee/

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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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Discovering Tokyo’s Little Italy: Buying Takeout In Shiodome

Mar 1, 2021

Did you know that Tokyo has an Italian Town? Unlike the Korea town of Shin-Okubo and Yokohama’s Chinatown, Tokyo’s Little Italy near Shiodome Station isn’t a neighborhood where many Italians live. So what kind of place is it? And what is the secret behind the popularity of Italian Town? Let’s go on...

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Takeout Coffee: Delicious Coffee from Stylish Cafes in Azabu-Juban!

Feb 22, 2021

Known for its charming shopping street, Azabu-Juban is a wonderful neighborhood for strolling around. Besides its many cute shops and specialty stores, you will find numerous fashionable and delicious cafes. If you are a coffee lover, you should definitely take a walk around the streets of Azabu-Ju...

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Kashiwa Sato: An Exhibition on the Exciting World of Japanese Brand Design

Feb 15, 2021

Since its opening in 2007, the National Art Center, Tokyo regularly organize exhibitions on design and architecture. The current 'Kashiwa Sato exhibition' focuses on the famous Japanese creative director Kashiwa Sato. Sato has been in charge of creating famous logos and brand designs, such as Uniql...

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Welcome to Hamburger Paradise! Takeout Burgers in Omotesando

Feb 8, 2021

In Tokyo, burgers have really seen a boom in popularity in the last three years. One place you can notice this in particular is Omotesando. Here you can both find new restaurants specializing in gourmet burgers and burger chains flagship stores. This time, we will introduce two of our favorite burge...

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These Are 3 of Roppongi’s Most Popular Restaurants Now Offering Takeout and Delivery

Feb 1, 2021

Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo, now isn’t the best time to eat out. However, you just want to treat yourself to something delicious. Maybe you also want to support your favorite restaurants. Then your answer could be to order takeout! Many restaurants around Tokyo have launc...

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Where to see the best views from Odaiba! Enjoy the view of Tokyo Bay from Daiba Park

Jan 25, 2021

Odaiba is an artificially created island in Tokyo Bay. It's an entertainment hub that is now easily accessible by crossing the beautiful Rainbow Bridge. But did you know that it was originally created for a completely different purpose? Learn more about the island's history and its places with spec...

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Tokyo Stroll: Tokyo Joypolis ー One Of Japan’s Largest Indoor Theme Parks

Jan 18, 2021

Tokyo Joypolis is one of Japan’s largest indoor theme parks. The park features not only amazing attractions, but also many of the latest VR games. Since all attractions are located indoors, this park is also a great place to visit on rainy days. In our video today, we introduce the newest and most e...

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Experience A Tea Ceremony At Tokyo Tower’s 150-Meter-High Observatory

Jan 12, 2021

Tokyo Tower has a new special event, limited to 20 participants, that lets you experience Japanese culture at the 150-meter-high observatory. Take part in an authentic tea ceremony while bathing in the morning sun! Read more about this exciting event in our latest article! * Please take sufficient...

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Climb Tokyo Tower’s Open-Air Stairs And Visit A Shrine At 150m Height!

Jan 12, 2021

Tokyo Tower, the charming landmark with a retro vibe, is very popular as an observatory spot for its stunning view over central Tokyo. Did you know that instead of taking the elevator, you can climb the open-air stairs outside up to the main deck at 150m height? http://visit-minato-city.com/tokyo-t...

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New Year's in Tokyo 2021: All you need to know when visiting a shrine or a temple

Dec 28, 2020

Hatsumode, the first shrine or temple visit of the new year, is an important event in Japan. Not only for Japanese but also for foreign residents, visiting a shrine on New Year’s day to celebrate the beginning of the new year has become a new tradition. However, hatsumode in 2021 is different than ...

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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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Christmas Garden in Shiba Park

Dec 21, 2020

It’s the holiday season! Just like last year, a Christmas event is held at Shiba Park this year as well. Is it a Christmas market? A beer garden? No, it’s a “Christmas Garden”! Watch our video and read our article to learn more about this unique event! http://visit-minato-city.com/christmas-garden...

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Exploring Shinagawa — Part 3! Japanese fishing pond and Yakatabune dining cruise around Tokyo Bay

Dec 17, 2020

When in Tokyo, where should you go? What shouldn't you miss? If you are looking for something special, head to Shinagawa. Here, you can try fishing at a Japanese fishing pond or go on a luxurious boat tour around Tokyo Bay. http://visit-minato-city.com/exploring-shinagawa-fishing-pond-yakatabune-cr...

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Nature Therapy at Happo-En! Tea Time Overviewing a Japanese Garden

Dec 14, 2020

Do you sometimes miss nature, but don’t have the time to go to the mountains and hike? In that case, we recommend visiting Happo-en. Here, you can enjoy afternoon tea while looking at a beautiful Japanese garden. Read more in the article below! http://visit-minato-city.com/happo-en-tea-time-japanese...

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Gorgeous Winter Lights And Ice Skating Rink In The Roppongi Area 2020

Dec 7, 2020

Winter lights decorating the city, called ‘illuminations’ in Japan, is a winter tradition that warms your heart and brightens this cold and dark season. This time, we will introduce two beautiful illumination locations and a fun ice skating rink in the Roppongi area! http://visit-minato-city.com/il...

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Take-out Paradise: These are the best sweets for take-out in Azabu-Juban!

Dec 4, 2020

Located in an area with many embassies, the historic Azabu-Juban Shopping Street is a fusion of an international vibe with traditional Japanese features. In this fascinating area in Tokyo, you can also find a wide variation of sweets ー from NYC-style donuts to traditional Japanese sweets! Read more...

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Fall is in full swing! Gorgeous autumn foliage spots in Tokyo

Nov 30, 2020

Fall is here and even in central Tokyo there are many places where you can enjoy this beautiful season and its gorgeous autumn foliage. It is now peak foliage season in Tokyo and these are 7 places to visit around Minato City ー from famous spots to hidden gems! Read more in our latest article! http...

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Ocean View and Canal View: Restaurants With Terrace Seating at Tokyo’s Waterfront

Nov 24, 2020

When strolling around Tokyo, you might even forget that Tokyo also is a harbor city facing the sea. But once you get closer to Tokyo Bay, you will start to smell the salty scent of the pleasant sea breeze. In this article, we will introduce two restaurants with terrace seating that offers a nice vie...

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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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