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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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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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Discover the city's attractions and the latest tourist information! Spots providing information that will make you love Minato City, Tokyo, even more!

May 24, 2021

Minato City, Tokyo, has many attractive spots for sightseeing and shopping. If you have enjoyed window-shopping in Aoyama, experiencing art in Roppongi, and playing around with the attraction facilities in Odaiba, and you have committed the name “Minato City” to memory, we hope you will love this a...

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Increase Your Luck in Minato, Tokyo! Go on a Trip to Get All of the Popular Goshuin Stamps While Riding on a Rental Bicycle

Apr 28, 2021

Collecting goshuin has been attracting more and more enthusiasts recently as a hobby that anybody can pick up casually. Minato, Tokyo also has many miracle-working shrines and temples with a never-ending presence of goshuin enthusiasts. Although it would be possible to visit several shrines and temp...

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The Deep History of Optics at the Nikon Museum, Presented by a Nikon Fan of 15 Years!

Apr 28, 2021

Nikon is a world-famous camera manufacturer headquartered in Japan. You can learn about Nikon’s 100+ years of history and the various products they’ve made at the Nikon Museum located in Minato, Tokyo. The writer of this article has been a user of Nikon cameras for 15 years, and will guide you on a ...

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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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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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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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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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Special Feature for the Minami-Aoyama Area! Enjoy a day trip to an area filled with "Grown-Up Indulgences"

Oct 22, 2020

In this month's special feature, we put a spotlight on the Minami-Aoyama area. Minami-Aoyama, situated in the North-East of Tokyo's Minato-ku, is a very sophisticated area where the most cutting edge culture of Minato-ku—which itself has many hip spots—all come together and amalgamate with good old ...

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