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Places and Events for enjoying the moment of Minato-ku.

History and Tradition of the Shiba Centennial Society: Reforms by Long-Established Shops in Shibadaimon and Shimbashi

May 31, 2024

In 2016, businesses in the Shiba district of Minato-ku with more than a century of history came together to form the "Shiba Centennial Society." Amid ongoing redevelopment and a changing urban landscape, these time-honored businesses have woven their history and traditions into the local fabric. Wha...

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Experience “Dialogue in the Dark”! Shrouded in Darkness, the KiHa 40 Train Departs

May 11, 2024

Dialogue in the Dark (DID) is entertainment in complete darkness” in which visually impaired guides lead participants through an adventure in the dark. To date, DID has been held in more than 47 countries around the globe, at which more than 9 million participants have partaken in the experience. Th...

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From Minato-ku to the Entire Nation! The Fascination and Future of the New Olympic Discipline Lacrosse

May 9, 2024

Lacrosse is a sport in which players use sticks called "crosse" with a net attached to one end to try and shoot a ball with a diameter of about 6 cm into the goal of the other team. As a ball game that fascinates with its high level of strategy and dynamic game development, the number of players in ...

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New banknotes are coming! Visit places connected to the people on them: Shibusawa Eiichi, Tsuda Umeko, and Kitasato Shibasaburo

Mar 22, 2024

New banknotes featuring new designs are coming out on July 3, 2024. These are the first new banknotes in 20 years since the ones issued in 2004, and will portray industrialist and “the father of modern Japanese economics,” Shibusawa Eiichi, on the 10,000 yen bill, the educator and founder of Tsuda U...

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Take on the challenge of climbing! Build physical strength and promote health at our bouldering gym in Minato-ku

Mar 15, 2024

In Minato-ku, all elementary schools and kindergartens in the area had bouldering equipment installed by March 2023 as an initiative to improve the physical fitness of children. Bouldering, which was first adopted as a sports climbing event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, does not require any equipment ...

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Minato-ku Tourism Ambassador Kaoru Yumi shares her 'beauty secrets' and the 'appeal of Minato-ku'

Mar 10, 2024

Making her debut in the entertainment industry in 1966, Kaoru Yumi has appeared in numerous dramas, movies, and television programs. In the historical drama 'Mito Komon,' she gained popularity in households nationwide for her roles as Kagero Ogin and Shippu no Oen. Since April 2023, she has served a...

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Experience Japanese tea ceremony and hand-rolled sushi. A special moment to interact with "Japanese culture" at Happo-en.

Jan 25, 2024

Happo-en, with its vast Japanese garden of about 33,000 square meters, celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2023. The Japanese garden, dating back to the Edo period, is open to everyone to explore and enjoy the changing scenery throughout the seasons. Continuing its tradition of conveying Japanese bea...

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Brush up your lifestyle at the Sangetsu Shinagawa Showroom!

Nov 16, 2023

Sangetsu, which trades in a wide range of interior décor materials such as wallpaper, flooring, curtains, and upholstery fabrics, has eight showrooms located throughout Japan. One of thse showrooms, the Sangetsu Shinagawa Showroom, is one of the largest showrooms in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and ...

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Japan's Largest Indoor Theme Park! All the ways to enjoy Tokyo Joypolis

Nov 7, 2023

Located within Odaiba shopping mall DECKS Tokyo Beach, Tokyo Joypolis, the largest indoor theme park in Japan, celebrated its 27th anniversary on July 7th, 2023. Its greatest feature is an entirely indoor experience that remains temperate, allowing you to enjoy its over 20 attractions whatever the w...

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"The 21st Minato City Tourism Photo Contest 2023" Notice of Acceptance of Submissions

Sep 28, 2023

The Minato City Tourism Photo Contest is held every year with the aim of rediscovering the charm of Minato City through photography, from famous places and old sites in Minato Ward to seasonal traditions and hidden spots. From November 1, 2023, we will start accepting entries for the "21st Minato Ci...

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Enjoy the seaside views at the Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal, the gateway to the Izu and Ogasawara Islands!

Sep 25, 2023

Takeshiba Pier is the gateway to the Izu and Ogasawara Islands, which belong to Tokyo prefecture. The pier was integrated with office buildings, hotels, restaurants, and a waterfront park to form the Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal as part of a redevelopment project that began in 1991. The Takeshi...

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A New Holy Land for Dieters Is Here! Let’s Sneak Over to Protein Café “Promarl”

Aug 30, 2023

High-protein that is low in fat is typically thought of as something for people who work out and train, but it’s also a favorite among dieters looking to slim down, women in pursuit of gorgeous skin, and many more. For this particular occasion, we stopped by Protein Café “Promarl,” which just opened...

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Interview with Kumi Asazuma, Minato-ku Tourism Ambassador, on the "Power of Cheering" and the "Potential of Minato-ku"

Aug 7, 2023

Minato-ku Tourism Ambassadors promote information about tourism in Minato-ku, as well as information known only to locals, through events, social media, and other means. Seven new Minato-ku Tourism Ambassadors were appointed in FY2023. One of them is Ms. Kumi Asazuma, a freelance announcer who, as t...

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Amazing night views alongside the greenery! Discover a hole-in-the-wall luxury beer garden in Roppongi!

Jul 26, 2023

It's beer garden season and I was thinking about which beer garden I will visit this year. While there are plently of beer gardens in Minato-ku, no beer garden is as well as known for it's atmosphere than the beer garden on the rooftop of Arc Hills in Roppongi. I was curious about what kind of exper...

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It feels like a trip! Attractive antenna shops in Minato-ku

Jul 18, 2023

Antenna shops where you can buy local delicacies and specialty products. You can indulge in beloved local soul food, thoroughly enjoy the local liquor, or get recommended tourist information. Everyone has their own way of enjoying it. Minato-ku is dotted with antenna shops from Akita, Fukui, Nara, K...

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Meet historical figures! Tour of Bronze Statues in Minato City

Jul 13, 2023

Bronze statues of people associated with Minato City are scattered throughout the city. Many of them are located in the city or in parks, and have been loved by people as symbols of the area. What do these statues, which have stood in their place for many years, think about? We have visited a variet...

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Gastronomy in Minato-ku, Tokyo! Photogenic Parfait & Matcha Sweets

Jun 8, 2023

Beautiful parfaits and matcha sweets make your café time a high-quality, luxurious time that you can enjoy with your eyes. Minato-ku is a treasure trove of cafes and lounges where you can enjoy photogenic parfaits and matcha sweets. Here we introduce you to five carefully selected spots for a sweet ...

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”WAGYU" is the pride of Japan! 4 Restaurants in Minato-ku where you can easily enjoy Wagyu Gourmetcan easily enjoy Wagyu Gourmet

Jun 6, 2023

Wagyu beef is one of the most popular foods to eat when visiting Japan. In the gourmet town of Minato-ku, there are many yakiniku restaurants, steakhouses, kappo restaurants, and other restaurants that mainly serve wagyu beef. Recently, many restaurants have been focusing on easy menus with a twist ...

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Experience the ultimate "Totonoi" at Akasaka's "Sauna Tokyo"! A new holy place for sauna enthusiasts is born.

May 25, 2023

"Sauna Tokyo," which grandly opened on April 24, 2023, is a sauna facility in Akasaka featuring five different themed saunas and three cold baths with different water temperatures. The concept is "Waryu"(Japanese style), and the whole building has a chic and calm atmosphere. Despite being newly ope...

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Delicacies from all over Japan! 4 B-Grade Gourmet Dishes to Try in the Gourmet Town of Minato-ku

Apr 26, 2023

Minato City, which has a face as a gourmet town, also attracts B-class gourmet foods from all over the country. The deliciousness of these delicacies is exceptional, as they have been selected by the local community and refined in Tokyo. Here are some B-class gourmet foods that you must try when you...

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【Video Article】 Let's learn more about Japanese Sake! Sake Information Center: Discover the Rich Sake Culture of Japan

Apr 24, 2023

The term "national sake" refers to sake, authentic shochu and awamori (rice wine), and mirin (sweet sake), all of which are representative of Japan's history and culture. The "Japanese Sake Information Center" operated by the Central Association of Sake Brewers of Japan was established to promote th...

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【Video article】Screaming experience in the symbol of Tokyo! Try "Tokyo Tower Bungy VR"

Apr 4, 2023

Three, two, one. ...... Bungy! is a popular activity that can be enjoyed throughout Japan. However, bungee jumping is mostly available at amusement parks and in mountain canyons, and it is nearly impossible to jump from towering structures in the city. The only way to bungee jump from skyscrapers an...

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There was an extremely comfortable public bathhouse in Minato-ku, Tokyo! Learn how to enter a public bathhouse at Minami Aoyama Shimizu-yu's variety of baths!

Mar 31, 2023

When you come to Japan, you must experience a sento (public bathhouse) at least once. There are also sento in Minato Ward in central Tokyo, where you can fully enjoy the unique Japanese bathing culture. In this issue, we introduce Minamiaoyama Shimizu-yu, located in Minamiaoyama, a fashionable town ...

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Check out the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Minato Ward, Tokyo! How to view cherry blossoms in style in central Tokyoto look at flowers in style in the city center

Mar 16, 2023

Minato-ku has many cherry blossom viewing spots where you can enjoy cherry blossoms in style. You can enjoy cherry blossoms in a historic park or on the terrace of a stylish restaurant! In this issue, we will introduce our recommendations and hanami gourmet information for each of these cherry bloss...

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Azabudai Hills will make Minato Ward even more enjoyable! An overview of the hot new spot scheduled to open in 2023!

Feb 28, 2023

One of the biggest tourism news in Tokyo's Minato Ward in 2023 is the expected opening of Azabudai Hills, which is scheduled to open by the end of the year. The newest "Hills" in Minato Ward, after ARK Hills, Roppongi Hills, and Toranomon Hills, will be the tallest building in Japan at 330 meters ab...

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