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Culture

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

Kashiwa Sato: An Exhibition on the Exciting World of Japanese Brand Design

Feb 15, 2021

Since its opening in 2007, the National Art Center, Tokyo regularly organize exhibitions on design and architecture. The current 'Kashiwa Sato exhibition' focuses on the famous Japanese creative director Kashiwa Sato. Sato has been in charge of creating famous logos and brand designs, such as Uniql...

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Where to see the best views from Odaiba! Enjoy the view of Tokyo Bay from Daiba Park

Jan 25, 2021

Odaiba is an artificially created island in Tokyo Bay. It's an entertainment hub that is now easily accessible by crossing the beautiful Rainbow Bridge. But did you know that it was originally created for a completely different purpose? Learn more about the island's history and its places with spec...

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Experience A Tea Ceremony At Tokyo Tower’s 150-Meter-High Observatory

Jan 12, 2021

Tokyo Tower has a new special event, limited to 20 participants, that lets you experience Japanese culture at the 150-meter-high observatory. Take part in an authentic tea ceremony while bathing in the morning sun! Read more about this exciting event in our latest article! * Please take sufficient...

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New Year's in Tokyo 2021: All you need to know when visiting a shrine or a temple

Dec 28, 2020

Hatsumode, the first shrine or temple visit of the new year, is an important event in Japan. Not only for Japanese but also for foreign residents, visiting a shrine on New Year’s day to celebrate the beginning of the new year has become a new tradition. However, hatsumode in 2021 is different than ...

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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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Tokyo Stroll: Recommended Museums in Roppongi!

Sep 23, 2020

Roppongi is a city of art. The area is full of museums and this time we will introduce three museums you shouldn't miss! If you need a new point of view or just some creative input, this is the place to go. Boost your creativity up to 120% with a visit to Roppongi’s best museums! ➤ http://visit-min...

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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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