The No. 1 Popular Minato Ward Tourist Attraction in South Korea: A Surprising Result? Guide to the Korean version of the "Minato Ward Golden Route."
The trip starts at Takanawa Gateway Station, the "newest station on the Yamanote Line"
Sengakuji Temple is known as the temple where the Ako warriors visited after completing their raid on the Kira residence at dawn on December 15, 1702, and where they reported their revenge in front of the grave of Asano Takuminokami in Karuuchi. A statue of Oishi Kuranosuke, the Karo who led the 47 warriors, stands to the right of the temple gate, and within the temple grounds are the "Kubiarai Well," where the Gishis are said to have washed Kira Uenosuke's head after the revenge attack, and the "Chikara Ume," which is associated with Kuranosuke's oldest son, Oishi Chikara.
The famous Sotozen temple was built by Ieyasu Tokugawa in the year 1612. Home to the tombs of the Asano clan and the Forty-Seven Rōnin of the Akō Incident, visitors can also see various objects and landmarks related to these legendary warriors, such as the Chikara-no-Ume plum tree. The Gishi Festival, which takes place on December 14th, the anniversary of the Akō Incident, attracts many visitors from all over Japan. Additionally, the Spring Gishi Festival takes place here from April 1st to 7th.
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Caretta Shiodome with its free observation deck
Aside from having about 60 restaurants and shops, it is a commercial complex with cultural facilities such as Japan's only advertisement museum "Advertisement Museum Tokyo," "Dentsu Shiki Theatre UMI", etc. You can have a magnificent view of the bay area overlooking Odaiba and Toyosu from the free observation space "SKY VIEW" on the 46th floor. Its illumination with sounds and lights during the period from November through February every year attracts many visitors and has been a seasonal event in Shiodame area in Minako-ku.
The place where you are standing right now is truly a "reference point" in Japan.
Japan longitude and latitude origin
It is the "Japan longitude and latitude origin", which is the reference point for surveying in Japan. A granite monument with a Geospatial Information Authority sign and a metal stud of origin. The longitude and latitude of the whole country are determined based on the values here. "139°44′28".8869 E 35°39′29".1572". In Meiji 7, a naval observation observatory was built here, and in Meiji 21, the same facility, which became the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory, observed stars and determined precise latitude and longitude. After that, triangulation points are determined, and triangular nets are formed throughout the country. The Tokyo Astronomical Observatory was severely damaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake, so it was relocated to Mitaka. It is now the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
Visit one of the most photogenic spots in Minato City
For more information on Jingu Gaien Icho Namiki, please refer to this article.
Enjoy an entire day in a city colored with the red of autumn leaves! Special Minato-ku "colorful autumn leaves" edition full with places to enjoy the autumn colors from tree-lined avenues to parks
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The last stop of the trip is gorgeous architecture that combines the beauty of Japan and the West.
The Geihinkan Akasaka Rikyu was built in 1909 as the Crown Prince's residence and was reborn as a guesthouse after the war. Today, this location is still used when foreign heads of state are received by the Emperor and is sometimes used as a venue for important summit meetings.
When you have seen everything, standing in the front garden by the main gate and looking out over the facade of the main building, you will surely be in a glamorous mood, befitting the finale of the Golden Route. There is also an open cafe in the front garden, so enjoy the gorgeous architecture and reflect on the day's journey to your heart's content.
Akasaka Palace (the State Guest House)
Akasaka Palace was built in the 42d year of the Meiji Era (1909) as the Palace for the Crown Prince. It was renovated in the 49th year of the Showa Era (1974) and established as the nation's State Guest House. The Palace of Versailles was used as a reference for Akasaka Palace's magnificent exterior, which is based upon the colors white and blue. Akasaka Palace receives many VIPs and has become a venue for summits. It is presently open to the public throughout the year.
Visit the former Akasaka Detached Palace of the State Guest House in Akasaka! Feel the beauty and technology of Meiji Japan at the only national treasure building in Minato Ward, Tokyohttps://visit-minato-city.tokyo/ja-jp/articles/482
Let's take a look back at the spots we visited this time in a ranking format. The top 5 most searched spots on the Minato City Tourism Association's Korean website are as follows.
No. 5 Jingu Gaien Icho Namik
No. 4 Geihinkan Akasaka Rikyu
No. 3 Caretta Shiodome
No. 2 Sengakuji Temple
No. 1 Japan Longitude and latitude origin
Surprisingly (!?) The origin of Japan's longitude and latitude was ranked No. 1. This was a bit of a surprise to us. The Minato City Tourism Association's website offers many other tourist information on Minato Ward in Korean. We hope you will get a variety of information and visit Minato Ward, Tokyo, when you are traveling to Japan!