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Culture

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

Rediscover the city of Tokyo through manga and anime! Visit the exhibition "MANGA⇔TOKYO"

Sep 14, 2020

The anime movie 'Your Name', the manga 'Sailor Moon', and Sega's 'Yakuza' video game series ー these famous works that represent Japan's modern pop culture are all set in the city of Tokyo. Visit the "MANGA⇔TOKYO" exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, to learn more about the many the stories...

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Tokyo Stroll: A Visit to Shirokanedai

Sep 7, 2020

In Shirokanedai, Tokyo, you cand find two facilities with amazingly large and green parks: the ‘Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum’ and the ‘Institute for Nature Study, National Museum of Nature and Science’. Join us for a walk in the Shirokanedai area from the link below! http://visit-minato-city...

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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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Take A Peek Into Tokyo’s ‘Modern Life’ 90 Years Ago ー At The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Aug 12, 2020

The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in the Shirokanedai area offers visitors a rare chance to look around inside Prince Asaka's 1930s Art Deco villa. Visit their current exhibition to experience the latest living style and interior design in Tokyo ー 90 years ago! http://visit-minato-city.com/to...

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Inside The Mind Of Japan’s Design Geniuses – Japanese Designers Exhibition At 21_21 Design Sight

Aug 3, 2020

Have you ever wondered where Japan’s world-famous designers get their ideas from, how they are inspired, and how they combine their thoughts into great designs? Located in Tokyo Midtown, the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT's current exhibition gives a glimpse into the design process of some of Japan's most famo...

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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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A shrine that is a sanctuary for Japanese idol fans?! Nogizaka's "Nogi Jinja Shrine

Jul 13, 2020

Surrounded by quiet and lush greenery, Nogi Shrine is located right between Roppongi and Akasaka. With its fascinating history and connection to modern Japanese idols, the shrine attracts many visitors all year round. Learn more about the Nogi Shrine in our latest article below! http://visit-minato...

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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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The charm of Akasaka Hikawa Shrine. A shrine with buildings remaining from the Edo period.

Jun 29, 2020

With a history of over 1000 years and buildings that hasn't changed since the Edo period (1603-1868), Akasaka Hikawa Shrine has been designated as an important cultural property. It is a shrine that has been loved by the shoguns of the Edo Shogunate and is still loved by the people of today. Read m...

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A Shrine To Help You Get A Promotion And A Museum Featuring The Latest Advances In Technology! Mt. Atago In Central Tokyo

Jun 23, 2020

Did you know that there is a mountain in central Tokyo? Atagoyama, or Mt. Atago, is a naturally formed mountain and on top of it is the famous Atago Jinja Shrine. The shrine is surrounded by beautiful nature and next to it is the NHK Broadcast Museum which offers visitors the chance to learn about t...

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Azabu-Juban: Visiting The Temple Of Daikokuten The God With The Best Smile In Japan

Jun 1, 2020

“Azabu-Juban Shopping Street” is one of Tokyo’s most well-known shopping streets. Some long-established shops have been here for over 100 years, while others follow the latest trends. Close to this lively shopping district is Daihoji, the temple of Daikokuten ー the god with the best smile in Japan! ...

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Toyokawa Inari Betsuin Temple – A Temple Visited By Popular Japanese Idols And Stars

May 19, 2020

“Toyokawa Inari Betsuin Temple” is a temple in Tokyo’s Akasaka district. It is known for its unique atmosphere, with numerous fox statues everywhere on the grounds, and the large number of entertainers visiting. So why do about 5 million people visit Toyokawa Inari Betsuin every year? Find out in o...

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A “Matchmaking” Shrine Surrounded By Office Buildings: Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine

May 7, 2020

The history of Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine dates back to 1679. While the city has been growing, it fully integrated the shrine into the modern cityscape. Slowly the shrine became one with the surrounding office buildings. Kotohiragu Shrine is a special place where you can still find traces of variou...

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Tokyo Stroll: Art & Shopping At Aoyama!

Apr 13, 2020

Aoyama is a must-visit neighborhood in Tokyo. It’s home to many designer brand shops with unique architecture and delicious cafe restaurants. The area also has some of the best museums and fashion stores in Tokyo, so you can walk around and spend the whole day shopping and visiting art sites. Watch...

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COMMUNE ー Tokyo's trendy outdoor food-site, featuring books and art!

Apr 6, 2020

Just a short walk from the Omotesando intersection is COMMUNE, a relaxed “camping site”-style outdoor facility, squished in an open space between office buildings. Here you’ll find stylish food stalls, an art gallery, and a UN farmers market booth. Check out the link to read more about one of the t...

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An art and shopping stroll in Minami-Aoyama

Mar 30, 2020

Minami-Aoyama is famous for its sophisticated atmosphere. Located next to the fashionable Omotesando, the area is full of great shopping experiences and fascinating art. From traditional art to contemporary art and architecture, Minami-Aoyama offers a diverse art-scene. Shopping here is almost an ar...

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Terrace cafes with delicious sweets in Aoyama and Omotesando!

Mar 24, 2020

Take a break from your walk with a treat at a terrace cafe in the fashionable Aoyama and Omotesando! Cafe & Dining Zelkova offers seasonal menus and their latest creation is a mini Japanese tea experience set. For a treat at anytime of the day, head over to cafe crisscross for some amazing buttermil...

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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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Go smoke-free in these popular Tokyo restaurants!

Mar 16, 2020

Tokyo’s culinary scene offers endless opportunities to enjoy an amazing meal. In our latest video, we introduce 5 smoke-free restaurants around Minato City. All with delicious food and in locations showcasing Tokyo’s beauty. Enjoy! Find the information of all the restaurants featured here ▶︎ http:/...

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HOW TO HANAMI - What you should know about cherry blossom viewing

Mar 9, 2020

Spring has come to Japan and the cherry blossom season is finally here! Viewing cherry blossoms is called ‘hanami’ in Japanese and is for many an important part of this time of the year. With the sakura blooming only for a short time, it is important to make the most of your hanami experience! Here ...

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