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Perfect for independent science project during summer vacation. Let's learn about meat processing at the Meat Information Center in Shibaura!

Jul 20, 2023

It's time to think about what to do for your independent science project during the summer vacation. If you love meat, we recommend a sciece project on meat processing. In Minato-ku, there is a "Meat Information Center" operated by the Meat Market of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market. ...

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It feels like a trip! Attractive antenna shops in Minato-ku

Jul 18, 2023

Antenna shops where you can buy local delicacies and specialty products. You can indulge in beloved local soul food, thoroughly enjoy the local liquor, or get recommended tourist information. Everyone has their own way of enjoying it. Minato-ku is dotted with antenna shops from Akita, Fukui, Nara, K...

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Meet historical figures! Tour of Bronze Statues in Minato City

Jul 13, 2023

Bronze statues of people associated with Minato City are scattered throughout the city. Many of them are located in the city or in parks, and have been loved by people as symbols of the area. What do these statues, which have stood in their place for many years, think about? We have visited a variet...

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The face of the new 1,000-yen bill from 2024! Learn about the roots of modern Japanese medicine at the Shibasaburo Kitasato Memorial Museum

Jun 26, 2023

*All images: No reproduction, reprinting, or republication is permitted. By the first half of fiscal 2024 (April-September), the 10,000 yen bill, the 5,000 yen bill, and the 1,000 yen bill will be renewed for the first time in 20 years. The portrait on the new 10,000 yen bill will be that of Shibusa...

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You can also try lipsticks! Experience the culture and essence of Beni at the Beni Museum

Jun 26, 2023

Founded in Nihonbashi Kobunacho in Bunsei 8, Isehan Honten is the last remaining beniya in Japan and continues the traditional practice of making beni (rouge) to this day. BENI is a rare red pigment extracted from safflower petals. In order to keep the culture of BENI alive into the future, Isehan h...

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Japanese aesthetics come into view. Let's tour Happoen and get to know Japanese gardens!

Jun 21, 2023

Japanese gardens are one of the most beautiful places in Japan. Happo-en Garden in Minato-ku is a great place to enjoy the charm of Japanese gardens. In this article, we will visit Happo-en and guide you through the garden and its highlights. Let us show you how to enjoy the Japanese garden. Start b...

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This summer, enjoy a craft beer picnic in the nature of Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku!

Jun 21, 2023

Recently, restaurants with breweries attached that serve craft beer have become popular in central Tokyo. Of particular note is RACINES AOYAMA, located in the "Nonoyama" complex in Kita-Aoyama. From spring through summer, a "picnic set" is available to enjoy in the forest within the facility. What k...

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Focus on the workers and tools that support the Nature Education Park! Make your stroll through the garden more enjoyable and interesting!

Jun 8, 2023

National Museum of Nature and Science Institute for Nature Study, is a precious spot located in Shirokanedai, Minato City, where you can immerse yourself in nature despite being in the urban part of Tokyo. On its roughly 20-hectare (approximately 60,000-tsubo) grounds, 1,473 types of plants, around ...

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Gastronomy in Minato-ku, Tokyo! Photogenic Parfait & Matcha Sweets

Jun 8, 2023

Beautiful parfaits and matcha sweets make your café time a high-quality, luxurious time that you can enjoy with your eyes. Minato-ku is a treasure trove of cafes and lounges where you can enjoy photogenic parfaits and matcha sweets. Here we introduce you to five carefully selected spots for a sweet ...

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”WAGYU" is the pride of Japan! 4 Restaurants in Minato-ku where you can easily enjoy Wagyu Gourmetcan easily enjoy Wagyu Gourmet

Jun 6, 2023

Wagyu beef is one of the most popular foods to eat when visiting Japan. In the gourmet town of Minato-ku, there are many yakiniku restaurants, steakhouses, kappo restaurants, and other restaurants that mainly serve wagyu beef. Recently, many restaurants have been focusing on easy menus with a twist ...

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Check out how to visit! How to visit power spot shrines and temples in Minato Ward

Jun 6, 2023

Shrines and temples are power spots where both Japanese and foreigners can experience the tradition and solemn atmosphere. If you go to the trouble of visiting them, you should know the proper way to pay your respects. In this issue, we will show you how to visit four shrines and temples in Minato W...

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Experience the ultimate "Totonoi" at Akasaka's "Sauna Tokyo"! A new holy place for sauna enthusiasts is born.

May 25, 2023

"Sauna Tokyo," which grandly opened on April 24, 2023, is a sauna facility in Akasaka featuring five different themed saunas and three cold baths with different water temperatures. The concept is "Waryu"(Japanese style), and the whole building has a chic and calm atmosphere. Despite being newly ope...

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Delicacies from all over Japan! 4 B-Grade Gourmet Dishes to Try in the Gourmet Town of Minato-ku

Apr 26, 2023

Minato City, which has a face as a gourmet town, also attracts B-class gourmet foods from all over the country. The deliciousness of these delicacies is exceptional, as they have been selected by the local community and refined in Tokyo. Here are some B-class gourmet foods that you must try when you...

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Tea rooms, kimonos, houseboats, and even ninjas! 4 spots to experience Japanese culture in Minato-ku

Apr 26, 2023

In Minato City, there are spots where you can visit as a tourist and experience authentic Japanese culture. There are various types of experiences such as tea ceremony, kimono, yakatabune (houseboat), and ninja. In this issue, we will introduce some of the best places to experience Japanese culture ...

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【Video Article】 Let's learn more about Japanese Sake! Sake Information Center: Discover the Rich Sake Culture of Japan

Apr 24, 2023

The term "national sake" refers to sake, authentic shochu and awamori (rice wine), and mirin (sweet sake), all of which are representative of Japan's history and culture. The "Japanese Sake Information Center" operated by the Central Association of Sake Brewers of Japan was established to promote th...

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Elephants and giraffes appear at the Minato Science Museum! GW to meet animals at the spring special exhibition "Big Book of Living Things

Apr 23, 2023

Opened in June 2020, the Minato Science Museum is a hands-on learning facility based on the concept of "discovery and exploration of science that lives in the city. In addition to the permanent exhibition and planetarium, a wide variety of special exhibitions are held four times a year, and one of t...

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【Video article】Screaming experience in the symbol of Tokyo! Try "Tokyo Tower Bungy VR"

Apr 4, 2023

Three, two, one. ...... Bungy! is a popular activity that can be enjoyed throughout Japan. However, bungee jumping is mostly available at amusement parks and in mountain canyons, and it is nearly impossible to jump from towering structures in the city. The only way to bungee jump from skyscrapers an...

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【Video Article】 Retro but New! Enjoy all the wonder and nostalgia of the Showa era at Daiba 1-chome Shopping Street

Apr 4, 2023

On the fourth floor of the Seaside Mall in Odaiba's shopping mall, Dex Tokyo Beach, you will find a Showa-era townscape that seems like a time slip back in time: Daiba 1-chome Shopping Street, which opened in October 2002, is an amusement spot that recreates the Japanese downtown of the 1950s and is...

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The National Art Center, Tokyo features masterpieces of "love" from the Louvre. Check out the must-see points before you go!

Apr 3, 2023

Left / ©The National Art Center, Tokyo Right / François Gerard, Amor and Psyche, 1798, Louvre, Paris Photo ©RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Tony Querrec / distributed by AMF-DNPartcom* All rights reserved. The Louvre exhibition is currently being held at the National Art Center, Tokyo in Roppon...

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There was an extremely comfortable public bathhouse in Minato-ku, Tokyo! Learn how to enter a public bathhouse at Minami Aoyama Shimizu-yu's variety of baths!

Mar 31, 2023

When you come to Japan, you must experience a sento (public bathhouse) at least once. There are also sento in Minato Ward in central Tokyo, where you can fully enjoy the unique Japanese bathing culture. In this issue, we introduce Minamiaoyama Shimizu-yu, located in Minamiaoyama, a fashionable town ...

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【Video article】Tracing the History of the Company's 100-Year History! Adults can also enjoy a social studies tour at the Kuroneko Yamato Museum

Mar 26, 2023

The Yamato Group History Museum Kuroneko Yamato Museum, established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Yamato Group, opened on July 2, 2020. Located a 10-minute walk from Shinagawa Station, the museum features exhibits of materials and a hands-on corner where visitors can learn about the hi...

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Check out the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Minato Ward, Tokyo! How to view cherry blossoms in style in central Tokyoto look at flowers in style in the city center

Mar 16, 2023

Minato-ku has many cherry blossom viewing spots where you can enjoy cherry blossoms in style. You can enjoy cherry blossoms in a historic park or on the terrace of a stylish restaurant! In this issue, we will introduce our recommendations and hanami gourmet information for each of these cherry bloss...

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Azabudai Hills will make Minato Ward even more enjoyable! An overview of the hot new spot scheduled to open in 2023!

Feb 28, 2023

One of the biggest tourism news in Tokyo's Minato Ward in 2023 is the expected opening of Azabudai Hills, which is scheduled to open by the end of the year. The newest "Hills" in Minato Ward, after ARK Hills, Roppongi Hills, and Toranomon Hills, will be the tallest building in Japan at 330 meters ab...

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Commemorative spots that showcase the connection between Japan and the U.S. are also included! Guide to the English version of the "Minato Ward Golden Route"

Jan 31, 2023

With Shinagawa Station and Hamamatsucho Station, which provide access to Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport), Minato Ward, Tokyo, is often the gateway to the city center for foreign travelers. Minato Ward is home to popular tourist spots such as Tokyo Tower, Roppongi Hills, and the National...

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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."

Jan 31, 2023

Tokyo's Minato Ward is home to many popular tourist spots for foreign visitors, including Tokyo Tower, Roppongi Hills, and the National Art Center, Tokyo. Which of these tourist spots actually attracts the most interest from inbound travelers? To answer this question, we would like to introduce the ...

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