Somewhat deep and interesting places with history.
Suntory Museum of Art "Turbulent Times: Painters of the Meiji Period at the End of the Tokugawa Shogunate"
In the turbulent 19th century, which transitioned from Edo to Meiji, painters who took on the challenge of new expressions while inheriting the tradition of Japan painting were active. This exhibition focuses on the works of painters who painted unique works during the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate and painters who underwent transformation. Painting from the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate is buried between the Edo and Meiji periods (early modern and modern), and is a field that was once neglected. However, in recent years, art history has come to emphasize the connection from Edo to the Meiji period, and the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate is now attracting increasing attention as a time when painters of Tashi Ji worked hard. In this exhibition, we will introduce unique painters who were active mainly in Edo and Tokyo during the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, and approach the charm of their works. As if to illustrate the chaotic world of the Tempo reforms, the arrival of the Black Ships, epidemics, the Ansei earthquake, and the overthrow movement, dramatic and powerful depictions, realistic expressions, and bizarre painting styles were born. In addition, works that add new creativity to Western-style painting methods and traditions that accept the full-scale influx of Western art are also painted. Such characteristics of Bakumatsu paintings were seen until the early Meiji period. Today's drastic changes in social conditions can also be called "turbulent times." This exhibition is a valuable opportunity to feature works from the end of the Tokugawa shogunate and Meiji period, which still have fresh surprises and strength. Please take a look at the creativity of the painters who lived in turbulent times. * In order to protect the works, the exhibition will be changed during the exhibition period.
Minato Ward "Digital Quiz Rally Visiting Places Related to Tokugawa Ieyasu and Katsu Kaishu"
In Minato Ward, since Reiwa 5 (2023) will be the broadcast of a drama featuring Tokugawa Ieyasu as the main character, and since it is the 200th anniversary of Katsu Kaishu's birth, we will hold a "Digital Quiz Rally to visit places related to Tokugawa Ieyasu and Katsu Kaishu" to promote historical tourism resources in the ward. By reading the 2D code at a specific point, quizzes are given on smartphones, and prizes are distributed to quiz rally participants according to the number of correct answers of participants. This quiz rally will be held in cooperation with neighboring wards (Taito Ward, Sumida Ward, and Ota Ward) where places related to Tokugawa Ieyasu and Katsukaishu are located, and the historical tourism PR characters "Minakan" and "Katsuto-kun" created by students of Toita Women's Junior College will also appear in the design of educational items.
Singing Piano Salon Melody
Opened in August 2020, you will sing the hits of Heisei and Showa with live piano music. The singing time is limited to 15 people. Corona measures are also fully implemented.
Tokyo Port City Takeshiba Office Tower
A new landmark in Takeshiba that opened on September 14, 2020. It is a large-scale complex with 40 floors above ground, and has not only offices, but also 21 restaurants, exhibition rooms, studios, halls, and other facilities. Skip Terrace, a symbol of the facility, is a relaxing space where you can feel nature while in the city center. As a "smart building" equipped with state-of-the-art technology throughout the building, it proposes new working style for office workers and comfortable use by guests.
WATERS Takeshiba is a waterfront multiplex with a rich natural environment located in front of the Hamarikyu Gardens. The facilities include a 26-floor tower, a theater relocated from the Gekidan Shiki 2nd Theater, a plaza, and a 10-floor parking lot. Other than offices, the building houses the luxury hotel "Mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection", the first collaboration between JR East Japan Group's Nippon Hotel and Marriot International, the commercial facility "Atelier Takeshiba" which offers a space that satisfies your curiosity for new creative works with the vision of providing "A playground for the senses", the new theater of the Gekidan Shiki that has nurtured culture and art in Takeshiba for a long time, "JR East Japan Shiki Theater [Spring] [Autumn]", the "Takeshiba Wharf" that makes full use of the riverside environment, the "Takeshiba Mudflat", and more. We will continue to focus on developing the multiplex as a base from which to promote culture and art by making full use of the riverside environment.
Sakurada Shrine moved to the temporary reservoir after it was erected in Kasumigaseki, and it seems to have moved to the current location in the year Kan'ei. In 1945, we were involved in war damage, but we rebuilt it in 28 years.
Kaleidoscope Specialty store Kaleidoscope old building
It is a shop specializing in the kaleidoscope which is rare in the world, of course. The etymology of "kaleidoscope" is Greece word, meaning "to see beautiful shapes." In the shop, there are about 600 kinds of kaleidoscope, such as mini-scopes, which can be one point or accessory by a writer. It's all in your hands, so forget about the time you enjoy. There is also a handmade classroom.
Azabu Kuromimizu Onsen Takeyu
Since it was opened as a "radium hot spring" in Taisho 2, the Bamboo hot spring which has been loved by the person of Azabu Taketani-Cho took the approval of the hot spring as "Azabu Kuromimizu (Kokubi sui) Onsen" in 2002. As the name implies, the transparent hot water is the effect of fatigue recovery, cold, stiff neck, back pain, etc. (non-smoking in store)
Shinagawa Season Terrace
Shinagawa Season Terrace is a success of applying 3D urban planning to a cooperative public and private large-scale development between the Tokyo Metropolis and four private companies: NTT Urban Development Corporation, Taisei Corporation, Hulic Co, and Tokyo City Development Co. The lower floors abound in a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as distributed conference halls, and adjoining the building is 3.5 hectares of open green space where the greenery and waterfront scenery changes from season to season. By creating a landscape of harmonious abundance while bringing all the advantages of a center for business to a place to foster community, it is contributing greatly to the regional community.
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
In the 8th year of the Showa era, the art museum was opened in the Former Residence of Prince Asaka. The architecture and garden together are treated as a work of art, the building adopting the art deco style that was at its height of prosperity in the early 20th century. The doors in the front entrance hall and chandeliers in the former great dining hall were made by Rene Lalique, master of Art Deco glass. Until it was opened to the public in the 58th year of the Showa era, it was called "illusory architecture." The silver guest house was used as lodging for special guests from abroad, up until it became an art museum. In the spacious garden, there is also a large cherry tree to delight visitors. It is also possible to visit the garden only, which is introduced by photos of seasonal landscapes on the official website. In each season, there are flowers to enjoy. It is also possible to visit the garden only. Please refer to the seasonal flower calendar on the official website.
Tokyo Midtown has a wide variety of places, including shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, art museums, event halls, medical institutions, parking lots, and parks.
The famous Sotozen temple was built by Ieyasu Tokugawa in the year 1612. Home to the tombs of the Asano clan and the Forty-Seven Rōnin of the Akō Incident, visitors can also see various objects and landmarks related to these legendary warriors, such as the Chikara-no-Ume plum tree. The Gishi Festival, which takes place on December 14th, the anniversary of the Akō Incident, attracts many visitors from all over Japan. Additionally, the Spring Gishi Festival takes place here from April 1st to 7th.
The National Art Center, Tokyo
This beautiful spot combines the characteristic museum building created by the late Kisho Kurosawa, a world-renowned architect, and rows of cherry blossom trees outside.
Minato City Local History Museum
Displays documents, old literature, Ukiyo-e art, folk equipment, and more excavated from ruins on the city grounds. In the "Please Touch the Exhibits Room", there are skeletons of the Minke Whale and Jomon pottery on display.
Akasaka Palace (the State Guest House)
Akasaka Palace was built in the 42d year of the Meiji Era (1909) as the Palace for the Crown Prince. It was renovated in the 49th year of the Showa Era (1974) and established as the nation's State Guest House. The Palace of Versailles was used as a reference for Akasaka Palace's magnificent exterior, which is based upon the colors white and blue. Akasaka Palace receives many VIPs and has become a venue for summits. It is presently open to the public throughout the year.
The largest bridge in Metropolitan Tokyo, the Rainbow Bridge connects the Shibaura area to the Tokyo Waterfront City, with a length of about 800 meters. The bridge is a symbol of Tokyo and gives a beautiful silhouette to Tokyo Bay. The upper portion is the Shuto Expressway, and the lower portion is a double structure with general roads, pedestrian promenades, and the New Transit Yurikamome Line. You can enjoy a view of Tokyo Tower and Odaiba from the 1.7 km (20-30 walk) pedestrian premenade.
Aside from having about 60 restaurants and shops, it is a commercial complex with cultural facilities such as Japan's only advertisement museum "Advertisement Museum Tokyo," "Dentsu Shiki Theatre UMI", etc. You can have a magnificent view of the bay area overlooking Odaiba and Toyosu from the free observation space "SKY VIEW" on the 46th floor. Its illumination with sounds and lights during the period from November through February every year attracts many visitors and has been a seasonal event in Shiodame area in Minako-ku.
Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library
This is a Tokyo Metropolitan library in the Arisugawa Miya Memorial Park. By the prescribed procedure, you can use the computer that is installed in the building. There is also a café restaurant on the 5th and 1st floors where you can take a snack.
Indoor amusement park in Odaiba, Tokyo, operated by CA Sega Joypolis Ltd. - As an indoor facility in DECKS Tokyo Beach, you can enjoy it on rainy days as well. Perfect for dates! - Packed with rollercoasters and other attractions - Enjoy yourself at fun-filled theme park Tokyo Joypolis!
Water Bus [Tokyo Kanko Kisen Co., Ltd.]
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