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Experience

Places and Events that are sure to create wonderful memories by simply being there and experiencing them.

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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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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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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Cherry Blossom Viewing: Tokyo Hanami Spots & Nearby Restaurants

Mar 3, 2020

In our latest video, we will introduce some of Tokyo’s famous cherry blossom viewing spots and popular restaurants you can find in each area. After your cherry blossom viewing session, hanami, how about a delicious meal with your close friends? Here are our recommended 2020 hanami spots and restau...

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Tokyo Stroll: Takeshiba to Shibaura ー Discover Tokyo's Waterfront!

Feb 26, 2020

Follow us in our latest video as we take a stroll around Tokyo’s waterfront, from Takeshiba to Shibaura. We had lunch overlooking Tokyo Bay, visited a park with one of the best views on Rainbow Bridge, and went to see a cute bridge lit up at night. Enjoy our video and don’t forget to check out the a...

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A walk around Tokyo's waterfrontーThe Shibaura area

Feb 18, 2020

Shibaura area is a neighborhood you won’t find in many guidebooks. It is close to Tokyo Bay and has many hidden gems, like a park with the most beautiful view on Rainbow Bridge, cityscapes that look like something straight out of an SF movie, and not to mention the cute Shinshiba Bridge. http://vis...

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 Feel the sea breeze at Tokyo's new waterfront landmarkーHI-NODE

Feb 13, 2020

The Tokyo bayside is often overlooked by people visiting Tokyo, but with the new facility HI-NODE, which opened in August 2019, a visit to Tokyo's waterfront should definitely be on your Tokyo itinerary! The observation deck and restaurants overlooking Tokyo Bay offer an amazing view, and from the p...

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Meet your childhood heroines at the world's first Sailor Moon show restaurantー‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon -SHINING MOON TOKYO-‘!

Feb 5, 2020

In Azabu-Juban, the home of Sailor Moon and her friends in the series, a new restaurant opened its doors last year in August. Shining Moon Tokyo has three evening shows with dinner per day and is open for food-only during lunchtime. With adorable Sailor Moon inspired dishes and drinks, and an impres...

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Travel the world without leaving Tokyo at the Minato City World Festival 2020!

Feb 5, 2020

The Minato City World Festival is a big event which goes on from mid-January to the end of March, and consists of 3 main parts. 1. “Minato City Stamp Rally of Embassies and Diplomatic Missions”ーVisit the usually closed-off embassies from all over the world! 2. “Minato City Shopping Street World Stam...

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From refined neighborhoods to a downtown area that still has its same traditional charm! A feature on shopping areas in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Jan 28, 2020

Valentine's Day and the season for graduations is almost here. Now there are more chances to go out shopping to look for some gifts. So that all of you can use it as a reference, this month's feature is to present you with noteworthy shopping areas in Minato-ku, Tokyo. If you visit that neighborhood...

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Share a Japanese hot-pot with friends at Torigen Toranomon!

Jan 27, 2020

""Onabe"", Japanese hot-pot, is the perfect winter foodーa steaming broth with vegetables and meat to share with family or friends. At Torigen Toranomon they specialize in chicken dishes and their Chicken Onabe will without a doubt warm both your body and soul! http://visit-minato-city.com/japanese-...

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Oden - The Japanese traditional dish to warm you up this winter!

Jan 24, 2020

A must-try in Tokyo during the colder months is the Japanese winter dish 'oden'. A warm broth filled with a variety of ingredients from boiled eggs, daikon, meat and fishcakes. Try it yourself this winter at Otako, a shop specialized in oden which was founded in 1932 in Shinbashi. Read more about th...

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Increase your luck for 2020 with the Seven Gods of Good Fortune pilgrimage - 'Shichifukujin meguri'!

Jan 15, 2020

Get a stamp from 8 different temples and shrines while exploring central Tokyo, such as Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi, and the area around Tokyo Tower at the Minato Shichifukujin Meguri Tour! The New Year's special tour is held until the national coming-of-age day on January 13th, read more about it below...

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A sento turned into an izakaya? Discover the one of a kind restaurant Bunbuku!

Jan 10, 2020

After being a public batch for 90 years, this store has now turned into a Japanese style pub/restaurant. With essential pieces of the sento culture preserved both in the environment, with an enormous Fuji painting decorating the wall, and in the menu with drinks served in milk bottles! Read more in...

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Experience New Year's in Tokyo - Zojoji Temple

Dec 26, 2019

Every year, right before the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve, around 10,000 people gather at Zojoji. one of Tokyo's most famous temples. At midnight people wish each other a happy new year - Akemashite Omedetou in Japanese, as the temple rings in the new year 108 times. Buying Incense, lucky amul...

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Take historical walks to Hatsumode spots and use the chance to make a good luck prayer for the new year! Exclusive coverage of shrines/Buddhist temples/spiritual energy sites in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Dec 20, 2019

It is part of the Japanese new year’s tradition to visit shrines and temples for Hatsumode (the practice of visiting a shrine or a temple during the New Year). There, people pray for a safe year and peace. There are, of course, many lucky Hatsumode spots that we definitely recommend visiting in Mina...

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"My Route" Tokyo Minato-ku Illumination Christmas Market Special Feature!

Dec 20, 2019

In Minato-ku, Tokyo, illuminations and Christmas markets are being held in various places for Christmas and the end of the year next week. I tried to summarize the main spots using the "My Route" function (course creation function) in Minato City Tourism Association HP! ! You can read the page's two...

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Enjoy Japanese Culture: How to visit a Japanese shrine!

Dec 19, 2019

All around Japan, you will find Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. But have you ever wondered what Japanese people exactly do there? In our video, we will guide you through your shrine or temple visit step-by-step. If you are curious about this part of Japanese culture and tradition, this is the ...

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