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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...

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Minato-ku Time Travel Tour

Feb 16, 2019

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 histori...

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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...

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Parks, today's public places of relaxation, tell the story of Minato-ku history!

Feb 14, 2019

Taking a carefree stroll, eating lunch on a bench, resting under the shade of a tree. Parks are a place of relaxation for people of all ages to enjoy as they please, and experience the changing of the seasons. The birth of the public parks of modern Japan dates back as far as 1873, when the Meiji go...

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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...

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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...

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