A one-day pass for the Minato City Community Bus "Chi-Bus", a stopover trip from Roppongi Hills to Aoyama to Akasaka-mitsuke.
Eight routes stretching throughout the port area
◎Click here for Chii Bus route map
There are more than 200 stops along the entire route, and the fare is 100 yen per ride no matter where you get on or off (the second preschool child accompanying a passenger of school age or older rides for free). Moreover, a one-day pass, which is shared with the Odaiba Rainbow Bus from Shinagawa Station to Odaiba, costs only 500 yen and allows unlimited rides, making it a very wallet-friendly means of transportation.
Three of the eight routes depart from or arrive at Roppongi Hills. This time, I chose the "Aoyama Route" among them to enjoy a stopover trip.
Cute wrapped "Chi-Bus" with illustrations by elementary school students in the ward
Established in 1945, the museum houses 7000 items, mainly antique works, and teaware collected by the first generation businessman, Kaiichiro Nezu (founder of Tobu Railway). The garden, with a tea room, is known as one of the quietest and excellent gardens in Tokyo, taking advantage of the natural atmosphere, incorporating the mountain stream that runs on a slope. You can enjoy the changing leaves in the garden in the fall.
Shotaro Akiyama Photographic Art Gallery
The old atelier of Shotaro Akiyama's residence in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo was opened to the public as the "Shotaro Akiyama Photographic Art Gallery" on June 24, 2007. Shotaro Akiyama said to his family, "Please help me turn my atelier into an art gallery. I want to display my art collection too." After his passing, his family processed his enormous volume of photo films to establish the museum in his memory. The building itself has been renovated for structural and operational purposes, but the basic designs have been preserved as much as possible, while his work materials from his base of operations as a photographer at the "Akiyama Studio" and studio/atelier "Yamayoso-tei" in Tohoku have been reused to decorate the gallery. Various pieces by Shotaro Akiyama are displayed to promote artistic photography.
For more information on the Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, click here.
Let's receive the passionate power of Taro Okamoto, an artist genius, at "Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum"!
A popular spot for viewing the autumn leaves and a place associated with a legendary politician who laid the foundation of the Japanese economy
Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Avenue
The Ginkgo Avenue is about 300 meters long. In that span, 146 ginkgo trees are planted about 9 meters apart, creating unique scenery when walking through this tunnel steeped in yellow. The expert in early modern landscape architecture who managed this, Yoshinobu Orishimo, was called a master in the field. The ginkgo trees were placed based on perspective, calculating the gradient of the gently sloping ground and the height of the trees as seen when facing the gallery. This view is like a masterpiece; the beautiful sight of the interwoven trees is exceptional.
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You can take the Chi-Bus to Akasaka again, but before that, we would like to introduce you to a relaxing spot just a little bit further away from here.
The "Memorial Park for Mr. Korekiyo Takahashi," where he served as Governor of the Bank of Japan, Minister of Finance, and Prime Minister from the end of the Meiji Era to the beginning of the Showa Era.
The park was built on the site of the former residence of Korekiyo Takahashi, a politician who served as Governor of the Bank of Japan, Minister of Finance, and Prime Minister from the late Meiji Era to the early Showa Era, and made great achievements, especially in the fields of economics and finance. It is also a historical spot that was the site of the 2.26 Incident that took place in 1936.
Takahashi Korqing Memorial Park
The ruins of the Hontei of Takahashi Korekiyo. Okina was born in front of Zojoji temple in Ansei, as a child of the Shogunate painter Kawamura Shoemon. He was adopted by the Sendai clan, who studied English at the Yokohama Hebon Juku at the age of 11 and went to United States at the age of fourteen. It was sold to the slave from the accommodation, and returned home in the Meiji era after hardship. He entered the political world through the Governor of the bank, and in Taisho 12, he served as the minister of the past cabinet after the Manchurian incident. He had a strong mental power in the English language and the predicament, and was nicknamed "Dharma", but was assassinated here at the time of the 2.26 incident on February 26, Showa 11. With a pond and a Japan garden, the park is a place where hardwood, such as maple, Mokoku and Quercus salicina, colors The Four seasons and entertains visitors.
Recommended rainy day sightseeing spots in Minato Ward, Tokyo, where you can go almost without getting wet from the station.
At the end of the trip, visit a famous temple where countless foxes are waiting for you.
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A 10-minute walk from Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin will take you to the final stop, Akasaka-mitsuke Station. If you are still looking for more fun, you can change here to the "Akasaka Route" and return to Roppongi Hills, taking a side trip along a different route from the one you came in on.
Chii Bus routes cover the entire Minato City, so the more you use your one-day pass, the more you can enjoy sightseeing in Minato City at a reasonable price. For more detailed information, please visit the official website of "Chii Bus".
Chi-Bus" official website