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Places and Events for looking back at the history and culture of Minato-ku.

Let's Learn About Sea Animals and the History of Broadcast and Logistics! The Features of "Learning Museums" at Minato Ward, Tokyo

Nov 5, 2021

Minato Ward, Tokyo. Many exhibition facilities such as the New National Art Museum and the Minato Science Museum are here. In this article, we will introduce museums that focus on "learning" that stimulates intellectual curiosity. Marine Science Museum The "Marine Science Museum" inside the Tokyo Un...

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What's So "Amazing" About the "'Demon Slayer' Koyoharu Gotouge Sketch Exhibition"?

Nov 2, 2021

The "'Demon Slayer' Gotoge Koyoharu Sketch Exhibition", which discloses more than 450 handwritten sketches of "Demon Slayer", a manga by Koyoharu Gotouge The introduction of the manga "Demon Slayer" and a summary of the exhibition "Demon Slayer" is a manga that was published by Koyoharu Gotouge from...

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Report on the "Hideaki Anno Exhibition": The Path of the Hit-Maker from "Neon Genesis Evangelion," "Shin Godzilla," and "Shin Kamen Rider"

Oct 7, 2021

Hideaki Anno, the general director of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series and "Shin Godzilla." The world-first exhibition that traces his path until now, the "Hideaki Anno Exhibition," opened on October 1st at The National Art Center at Roppongi, Minato Ward. Here I will introduce the must-sees of th...

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Opening Report on "Sanrio Exhibition: Japan's 60 Year History of Kawaii Culture" at Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View Welcome to the "Sanrio world" with More Than 800 Valuable Displays!

Sep 28, 2021

The "Sanrio Exhibition: Japan's 60 Year History of Kawaii Culture" opened on September 17th at the Tokyo City View on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. This exhibition, which will be held until January 10th next year, will explore the 60-year history of Sanrio, known for its characters su...

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[Minato City History Walk] Minato City, a meeting place between Takamori Saigo and Kaishu Katsu that led to the "bloodless surrender of the Edo Castle"

Sep 15, 2021

Takanawa Gateway Station was established last year as the first new station on the JR Yamanote Line in 49 years. The name of the station, "Gateway" (meaning entrance) was chosen with the aim of turning the area into a hub of international exchange, but it also has the meaning carrying the history of...

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Discover the city's attractions and the latest tourist information! Spots providing information that will make you love Minato City, Tokyo, even more!

May 24, 2021

Minato City, Tokyo, has many attractive spots for sightseeing and shopping. If you have enjoyed window-shopping in Aoyama, experiencing art in Roppongi, and playing around with the attraction facilities in Odaiba, and you have committed the name “Minato City” to memory, we hope you will love this a...

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Increase Your Luck in Minato, Tokyo! Go on a Trip to Get All of the Popular Goshuin Stamps While Riding on a Rental Bicycle

Apr 28, 2021

Collecting goshuin has been attracting more and more enthusiasts recently as a hobby that anybody can pick up casually. Minato, Tokyo also has many miracle-working shrines and temples with a never-ending presence of goshuin enthusiasts. Although it would be possible to visit several shrines and temp...

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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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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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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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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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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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