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

Let's find out "the one and only truth" with Conan! Experiencing the Roppongi Museum "Detective Conan Live Museum: The Gift of Halloween"

Mar 8, 2022

Detective Conan is a famous mystery manga by Gosho Aoyama. "Detective Conan Live Museum: The Gift of Halloween" is a self-participatory entertainment where you can experience the world of the work, also popular in anime. The event is held at Roppongi Museum from February 11th (Fri) to June 5th (Sun)...

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"Sen-Oku Hakukokan Museum Tokyo" Has Reopened! Introducing Three Must-See Renewed Exhibits Including the "Japanese Art Triangle" Exhibition

Feb 18, 2022

The "Sen-Oku Hakukokan Museum Tokyo" re-opened since it closed from the end of 2019. With a new name, the museum will be unveiled at the "Japanese Art Triangle: The Artists' Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo" Exhibition on March 19, 2022. In this article, we will show you through the new museum and must-sees ...

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[Video Article] The Past And Present of Shiba Through the Eyes of Shiba Hyakunenkai Men

Jan 11, 2022

Shiba Area is home to Shimbashi, Daimon, and up-and-coming Takeshiba in Minato, Tokyo. Did you know that there is a group called "Shiba Hyakunenkai" in the area, composed of 28 shops with more than a century of history? In this article, we interviewed the group's chairman Mr. Eichi Kaneko (Shibadaim...

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A Bushido Story that Represents Japan: Touring the Origins of Chusingura & Ako Roshi in Minato, Tokyo

Dec 23, 2021

Chushingura is a word that you would always hear about at the end of the year. The "Genroku Ako Incident," which the Chushingura was based on, happened in the heart of the city in Edo Castle and Ryogoku. In Minato Ward, Tokyo, the sites of critical phases of the incident remain, such as Sengakuji wh...

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Matchmaking Shrines and Love Power Spots: Love Fulfillment Spots in Minato, Ward, Tokyo

Dec 20, 2021

Wanting to wish for true love? Or do you want to tell your feelings to someone you love? Choosing where to go pray or tell your feelings is important. So this time, we selected "love fulfillment spots" in Minato Ward, Tokyo from our perspective. Here are some great locations that are matchmaking pow...

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It's Going to Be Open Again in 2022! Receiving Power of Luck from the Annual New Year's "Minato Shichifukujin (Seven Lucky Gods) Meguri" (Second Half)

Dec 9, 2021

The annual "Minato Shichifukujin Meguri" will be held from the 1st to the 10th of January, 2022. This event tours around 6 shrines and 2 temples in Minato Ward during the Hatsumoude season. In our last article, we walked through the first half of the model route and showed you the Hojuin, Kumano Shr...

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It's Going to Be Open Again in 2022! Receiving Power of Luck from the Annual New Year's "Minato Shichifukujin (Seven Lucky Gods) Meguri" (First Half)

Dec 9, 2021

The "Minato Shichifukujin Meguri", which tours around the 8 shrines and temples in Minato Ward, Tokyo. It will be held in 2022 from the 1st to the 10th of January. In the Hatsumoude season, the Shichifukujin Meguri takes you to 6 shrines and 2 temples in Shiba, Azabu Juban, and Roppongi. Also, one c...

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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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