This website is translated using machine translation. Please note that the content may not be accurate.

Minato-ku Time Travel Tour

Many new spots that are ahead of the times are created in Minato-ku - a place where businesses and trends start. This is not a recent thing - Minato-ku has been home to trendy spots throughout history, and many of these places still exist. Minato-ku Time Travel Tour takes a look around those historical trendy spots in Minato-ku based on four different themes. Pick your favorite theme and take a journey back in time!

Related Articles

A meeting of trendy and historic! Minato-ku as a cosmopolitan city

Feb 14, 2019

In the present day, Minato-ku is a place where trends are invented; a center of commerce and business marked by rows of skyscrapers. This landscape, which seems completely normal now, looks completely different if we travel back in time 100 years. The place where Minato stands today has twice bee...

Japan's internationalization starts from Minato-ku! Easy world tour

Feb 14, 2019

There are currently around 140 embassies in Japan, more than half of which are in Minato-ku. The reason why there are so many in this one area dates back to the opening up of Japan. Many foreign diplomatic establishments seeking diplomatic relations became necessary in Japan, when the "Sakōku" iso...

A luxury residential area since the Edo period? The reason why Minato has so many temples & shrines

Feb 14, 2019

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by a beautiful shrine appearing out of nowhere between the modern buildings of Minato-ku? That's no surprise - there are about 40 shrines, and 280 temples in Minato-ku alone. Minato-ku has had areas of high ground since even the Heian period, so many templ...

Minato City Tourist Information Center

May 20, 2019

Minato-ku Tourist Information Center is located at Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsucho Station.The staff is available in English (Korea by day) and provides information about the various tourist information, restaurants, transportation and accommodation in Minato-ku.We also sell goods of the Minato City T...