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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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Enjoy a walk in Tokyo with a video "Let's look up at the starry sky from Roppongi Hills Observatory!"

Oct 14, 2020

"Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View" regularly holds events to see the starry sky of Tokyo. The combination of romantic starry skies and stunning 360-degree panoramic night views is a must-see! Held at the Tokyo City View Rooftop Skydeck at a height of 270 meters above sea level, the Roppong...

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A collection of the sweet flavors of autumn! Enjoy afternoon tea in the first class hotels of Tokyo's Minato-ku

Sep 19, 2020

In this month's special report, we will tell you about first class hotels in Minato-ku, Tokyo, which offer afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is a tea drinking custom developed among the elites of British society; a high class cultural activity in which you can enjoy a relaxing tea time gathered around sc...

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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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Realistically reproduce tonight's starry sky! The planetarium at the Minato Science Museum is too beautiful!

Jul 27, 2020

This time, we will introduce the centerpiece facility and planetarium of the Minato Science Museum. Thanks to the latest technology, you can see the beautiful starry sky of Tokyo tonight, and you can enjoy a powerful video experience. To experience the planetarium of the Minato Science Museum, it is...

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"Minato Science Museum" that makes full use of the latest technology is amazing here!

Jul 21, 2020

The Minato Science Museum, which opened in Toranomon in June this year, is a facility where children and adults can learn about science while having fun. Let's learn about the science in the city and Minato City in the experience game using the latest technology! "Science" in the city The concept of...

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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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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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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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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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【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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Enjoy a bright spring day in the capital! The best spots to visit in spring in Minato-ku Tokyo

Mar 20, 2020

Spring is the season when it starts to get pleasantly warm and you get increasingly good weather for days out. This month’s article tells you about recommended spring days out in Minato-ku Tokyo so you can make the most of the beautiful spring weather in the capital. We are coming to the best time ...

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Cherry blossom viewing spot in Minato-ku, Tokyo Let's enjoy the contrast of the cherry blossoms and the city unique to the city center!

Mar 4, 2020

The cherry blossom viewing season in Minato-ku, Tokyo, peaks from the end of March to the beginning of April every year. The crimson flowers, which bloom as if running through a short life, not only signal the beginning of a new four seasons, but also wrap the viewer in a warm mood with its beauty. ...

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From refined neighborhoods to a downtown area that still has its same traditional charm! A feature on shopping areas in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Jan 28, 2020

Valentine's Day and the season for graduations is almost here. Now there are more chances to go out shopping to look for some gifts. So that all of you can use it as a reference, this month's feature is to present you with noteworthy shopping areas in Minato-ku, Tokyo. If you visit that neighborhood...

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Pray for good luck in the New Year at a fun new year's visit spot for a history walk! Special feature on shrines, temples and power spots in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Dec 20, 2019

Japanese New Year's Day is a year's prayer for safety and peace by visiting shrines and temples at the new year's visit. Of course, there are many good luck spots in Minato-ku, Tokyo that you should visit at the new year's visit. Tokyo Minato-ku, once the gateway to Edo on the Tokaido, is dotted wit...

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"My Route" Tokyo Minato-ku Illumination Christmas Market Special Feature!

Dec 20, 2019

In Minato-ku, Tokyo, illuminations and Christmas markets are being held in various places for Christmas and the end of the year next week. I tried to summarize the main spots using the "My Route" function (course creation function) in Minato City Tourism Association HP! ! You can read the page's two...

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Let’s go see the amazing view of gorgeous lights in the city! Special feature of Minato-ku Winter lights

Nov 20, 2019

When the beginning of winter passes, you can find these colorful lights twinkling and warmly lighting up the cold sky. Urban Winter lights in cities transform the time people spend in the city into a special moment that is out of ordinary. Winter lights in Minato-ku are found in city centers such as...

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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

Oct 19, 2019

If you hear "Minato-ku", do you all think of a city with glittering nights? That is correct! But actually, with its rows of ginkgo trees in the outer gardens of Meiji Shrine, the Shiba Park where you can enjoy the autumn colors while comfortably sitting on a bench and looking up at Tokyo Tower, and ...

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MINATO NIGHT WEEK 2019 – A special 9-day experience of the night in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Sep 20, 2019

Minato-ku is one of the most famous downtown areas in Japan, including Roppongi, Shimbashi and Akasaka. There are countless nightspots in Minato-ku, from the night view of Tokyo from the high-rise buildings lined up, the night view from the boat, the bars of hotels and famous shops, and the night ac...

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Tokyo Bay cruise to feel the sea and the wind! Minato-ku Latest "Night Waterfront" Special Feature

Aug 20, 2019

The view from the cruising boat that passes through Tokyo Bay is a glittering sight filled with the charm of the Tokyo Bay Area. While feeling plenty of sea and wind, the scenery that sees the water side can enjoy a little different charm from usual Tokyo. In the bay area, which is crowded by boat, ...

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