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Rediscover the city of Tokyo through manga and anime! Visit the exhibition "MANGA⇔TOKYO"

Sep 14, 2020

The anime movie 'Your Name', the manga 'Sailor Moon', and Sega's 'Yakuza' video game series ー these famous works that represent Japan's modern pop culture are all set in the city of Tokyo. Visit the "MANGA⇔TOKYO" exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, to learn more about the many the stories...

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Tokyo Stroll: A Visit to Shirokanedai

Sep 7, 2020

In Shirokanedai, Tokyo, you cand find two facilities with amazingly large and green parks: the ‘Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum’ and the ‘Institute for Nature Study, National Museum of Nature and Science’. Join us for a walk in the Shirokanedai area from the link below! http://visit-minato-city...

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A Refreshing Stroll In The Forest ー In The Middle Of Tokyo! The Institute For Nature Study At Shirokanedai

Aug 31, 2020

You don’t need to travel outside of Tokyo to observe nature and insects. The park of the ‘Institute for Nature Study’ is an urban oasis where you can enjoy the different flowers and other plants changing according to the four seasons. Read all the highlights from our relaxing stroll in the Institu...

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A Superb View of Tokyo: Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View

Aug 24, 2020

With Tokyo Tower and, if the sky is clear, even Mt. Fuji right in front of you, ‘Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View’ is one of the most popular observatories in Tokyo. Tokyo City View has two decks, one indoor and one rooftop observation deck. Experience the different appeals of both observa...

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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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Head To The Mori Art Museum And Meet The Stars Of Japan’s Contemporary Art Scene!

Aug 18, 2020

The Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills is one of the three cutting-edge museums of the Roppongi Art Triangle. Their current exhibition 'STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World' focus on artists active in Japan's contemporary art scene. Learn about contemporary artists in Japan, how th...

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Take A Peek Into Tokyo’s ‘Modern Life’ 90 Years Ago ー At The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Aug 12, 2020

The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in the Shirokanedai area offers visitors a rare chance to look around inside Prince Asaka's 1930s Art Deco villa. Visit their current exhibition to experience the latest living style and interior design in Tokyo ー 90 years ago! http://visit-minato-city.com/to...

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Inside The Mind Of Japan’s Design Geniuses – Japanese Designers Exhibition At 21_21 Design Sight

Aug 3, 2020

Have you ever wondered where Japan’s world-famous designers get their ideas from, how they are inspired, and how they combine their thoughts into great designs? Located in Tokyo Midtown, the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT's current exhibition gives a glimpse into the design process of some of Japan's most famo...

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Enjoy a starry sky every night! The planetarium at the Minato Science Museum is just beautiful!

Jul 27, 2020

Ever wondered about what the Tokyo night sky would look like without the lights of the city brightening the skies? At the planetarium of the new Minato Science Museum you can gaze upon the Tokyo night sky in 4K quality - as you would see on the day of your visit if the sky was pitch black! Read mor...

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Minato Science Museum – An Amazing Science Museum With The Latest Technology

Jul 20, 2020

The Minato Science Museum opened in Tokyo’s Toranomon area in June 2020. It is a facility where children and adults have the chance to get a deeper understanding of science while playing games using the latest technology and doing experiments. Why don’t you join us and learn more about the science ...

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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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A shrine that is a sanctuary for Japanese idol fans?! Nogizaka's "Nogi Jinja Shrine

Jul 13, 2020

Surrounded by quiet and lush greenery, Nogi Shrine is located right between Roppongi and Akasaka. With its fascinating history and connection to modern Japanese idols, the shrine attracts many visitors all year round. Learn more about the Nogi Shrine in our latest article below! http://visit-minato...

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A Walk In Nature Around The Stylish Minami-Aoyama Area!

Jul 6, 2020

In the Minami-Aoyama area of ​​Tokyo, you will find lively and fashionable shopping streets. But hidden behind all the buzz are a lot of quiet locations where you can feel naturem while still being in the city. Follow us on a walk around places where you can relax in the shade of a tree or in the ...

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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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The charm of Akasaka Hikawa Shrine. A shrine with buildings remaining from the Edo period.

Jun 29, 2020

With a history of over 1000 years and buildings that hasn't changed since the Edo period (1603-1868), Akasaka Hikawa Shrine has been designated as an important cultural property. It is a shrine that has been loved by the shoguns of the Edo Shogunate and is still loved by the people of today. Read m...

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A Shrine To Help You Get A Promotion And A Museum Featuring The Latest Advances In Technology! Mt. Atago In Central Tokyo

Jun 23, 2020

Did you know that there is a mountain in central Tokyo? Atagoyama, or Mt. Atago, is a naturally formed mountain and on top of it is the famous Atago Jinja Shrine. The shrine is surrounded by beautiful nature and next to it is the NHK Broadcast Museum which offers visitors the chance to learn about t...

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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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Azabu-Juban: Visiting The Temple Of Daikokuten The God With The Best Smile In Japan

Jun 1, 2020

“Azabu-Juban Shopping Street” is one of Tokyo’s most well-known shopping streets. Some long-established shops have been here for over 100 years, while others follow the latest trends. Close to this lively shopping district is Daihoji, the temple of Daikokuten ー the god with the best smile in Japan! ...

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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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Toyokawa Inari Betsuin Temple – A Temple Visited By Popular Japanese Idols And Stars

May 19, 2020

“Toyokawa Inari Betsuin Temple” is a temple in Tokyo’s Akasaka district. It is known for its unique atmosphere, with numerous fox statues everywhere on the grounds, and the large number of entertainers visiting. So why do about 5 million people visit Toyokawa Inari Betsuin every year? Find out in o...

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A “Matchmaking” Shrine Surrounded By Office Buildings: Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine

May 7, 2020

The history of Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine dates back to 1679. While the city has been growing, it fully integrated the shrine into the modern cityscape. Slowly the shrine became one with the surrounding office buildings. Kotohiragu Shrine is a special place where you can still find traces of variou...

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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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Exploring Shinagawa (Part 1): A High-tech Aquarium And Yakiniku Street

Apr 21, 2020

Shinagawa is a transit hub in Tokyo with easy access to Haneda Airport and many daily Shinkansen departures to every part of Japan. It is also a buzzing office district where many business people come and go. However, there is much more to see and explore in this area than just office buildings. Sh...

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Tokyo Stroll: Art & Shopping At Aoyama!

Apr 13, 2020

Aoyama is a must-visit neighborhood in Tokyo. It’s home to many designer brand shops with unique architecture and delicious cafe restaurants. The area also has some of the best museums and fashion stores in Tokyo, so you can walk around and spend the whole day shopping and visiting art sites. Watch...

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COMMUNE ー Tokyo's trendy outdoor food-site, featuring books and art!

Apr 6, 2020

Just a short walk from the Omotesando intersection is COMMUNE, a relaxed “camping site”-style outdoor facility, squished in an open space between office buildings. Here you’ll find stylish food stalls, an art gallery, and a UN farmers market booth. Check out the link to read more about one of the t...

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