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Look out over a sparkling Tokyo! Featuring inspiring Minato-ku night view spots

Jul 19, 2019

From skyscrapers to the bay area, the beauty of the sparkling Tokyo night view will captivate you. Have you ever visited a Tokyo observation deck? There are many famous night view spots in Minato-ku that overlook 360 degrees of Tokyo. We will introduce observation decks from which you can see impres...

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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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What not to miss in Tokyo this summer!

Jul 22, 2019

Tokyo's summer season might be hot and humid, but there are many reasons to still go outside and enjoy the city. So why not spend your summer in Tokyo this year by the beach in Odaiba, or experiencing traditional Japanese culture at Zojoji Shrine just by Tokyo Tower? This week we introduce two event...

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BBQ with a view at Weber Park, Odaiba!

Jul 8, 2019

Odaiba is Tokyo’s very popular leisure island. After visiting museums and theme parks, shopping at the various malls, or chilling on the beach, you might get hungry. So, what’s the best summer food? Of course the answer is a good barbecue! Also, if you are here for the beautiful panorama view on Tok...

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ROPPONGI: THE BEST OF TOKYO’S NIGHTLIFE

Jul 2, 2019

During your stay in Tokyo after a long day walking around and doing some sightseeing, you might have wondered: where should I to enjoy Tokyo’s nightlife? Roppongi has many fun and exciting spots for dining, clubbing and going out for a drink late at night! Check out the video from the URL below for ...

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Looking for good music, American cuisine, and the best brownies in Japan!? Head over to Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo Roppongi!

Jun 24, 2019

“HARD ROCK CAFE” is well-known for its music, good atmosphere, authentic American cuisine, and original T-shirts. Japan’s oldest HARD ROCK CAFE is located in Roppongi, in the center of Tokyo’s nightlife. Inside “HARD ROCK CAFE TOKYO ROPPONGI” you can listen to good music, chat with the friendly staf...

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Gonpachi - The Japanese restaurant inspiring one of the most memorable action scenes from Kill Bill Vol.1

Jun 20, 2019

"Dining at Gonpachi is an exceptional experience you won’t forget. “Gonpachi”, which has been visited by the US President amongst many others, is world-renowned for being the model of the action scene of Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill Vol. 1” movie. Furthermore, they currently have a summer limited ...

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Plenty of cool ness! Minato-ku "Night Summer Festival" Special Feature

Jun 19, 2019

Minato-ku is a city with a wide range of cities, from areas with deep history such as Azabu, Roppongi, Shimbashi and Daimon to areas where trends gather. Especially in the way of enjoying the night, you can meet many shapes in each city. This time, I would like to introduce the summer festival of th...

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Relive the golden era of Japanese disco culture at the legendary MAHARAJA ROPPONGI!

Jun 10, 2019

With Japan experiencing a blooming economy, Tokyo in the 80s was a fascinating place to be alive, especially since it was when the city was struck by disco fever! Maharaja Roppongi is a legendary disco club from the golden days of Tokyo's disco culture, and is still open to this day. With music from...

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Caught in a virtual cage: A night art stroll at “Roppongi Art Night 2019”

Jun 6, 2019

“Roppongi Art Night” is an art event that takes place once a year. During the event, the whole Roppongi neighborhood in Tokyo turns into an art playground for one night. Previously, we introduced some of the highlights of “Roppongi Art Night” and some of the artists and works to look forward to at t...

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Japanese local beer and food at “KAMIKATZ TAPROOM”

May 27, 2019

"Kamikatsu is a rural town in the middle of the mountains in Tokushima prefecture. The place became well-known after it's declaration in achieving ""zero waste"", and is also where Kamikaze Taproom has its man store and brewery. In their Tokyo restaurant you can enjoy their local craft beers, and se...

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Minato-ku Time Travel Tour

Feb 16, 2019

Many new spots that are ahead of the times are created in Minato-ku - a place where businesses and trends start. This is not a recent thing - Minato-ku has been home to trendy spots throughout history, and many of these places still exist. Minato-ku Time Travel Tour takes a look around those histori...

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A meeting of trendy and historic! Minato-ku as a cosmopolitan city

Feb 14, 2019

In the present day, Minato-ku is a place where trends are invented; a center of commerce and business marked by rows of skyscrapers. This landscape, which seems completely normal now, looks completely different if we travel back in time 100 years. The place where Minato stands today has twice bee...

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Parks, today's public places of relaxation, tell the story of Minato-ku history!

Feb 14, 2019

Taking a carefree stroll, eating lunch on a bench, resting under the shade of a tree. Parks are a place of relaxation for people of all ages to enjoy as they please, and experience the changing of the seasons. The birth of the public parks of modern Japan dates back as far as 1873, when the Meiji go...

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Japan's internationalization starts from Minato-ku! Easy world tour

Feb 14, 2019

There are currently around 140 embassies in Japan, more than half of which are in Minato-ku. The reason why there are so many in this one area dates back to the opening up of Japan. Many foreign diplomatic establishments seeking diplomatic relations became necessary in Japan, when the "Sakōku" iso...

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A luxury residential area since the Edo period? The reason why Minato has so many temples & shrines

Feb 14, 2019

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by a beautiful shrine appearing out of nowhere between the modern buildings of Minato-ku? That's no surprise - there are about 40 shrines, and 280 temples in Minato-ku alone. Minato-ku has had areas of high ground since even the Heian period, so many templ...

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