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[Video Article] Experiencing "Empty-handed" Barbecue! Spending a Glamping-like Summer Vacation Watching the Views of Tokyo Bay Day and Night

Jun 20, 2022

Odaiba is full of tourist attractions such as shopping, dining, and entertainment facilities. Odaiba has everything you need for fun, but did you know that there are actually many popular spots for BBQ where you can enjoy the feeling of glamping while gazing at the ocean view? This time, we went to ...

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Going to Annexes and Branch Shrines of Famous Shrines and Temples in Minato Ward, Tokyo: Let's Receive Benefits from Koyasan and Toyokawa Inari While in Tokyo!

Jun 2, 2022

Minato Ward is home to around 40 shrines and 280 temples, with some famous places including Zojoji and Nogi Shrine. Out of those, did you know that there are "annexes" that follow the famous head temple and "branch shrines" where the faraway gods of those shrines are enshrined in a faraway place? To...

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[Video Article] Introducing Our Choice of "Cute Animals" within "Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa" Aquarium

Apr 15, 2022

"Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa" is right in front of JR Shinagawa Station Takanawa Gate. The facility has many attractions and an aquarium with around 350 species, 20000 organisms displayed. It is a place where cutting-edge technology such as projection mapping and aquatic organisms collaborate, receiv...

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Nogizaka, Nambuzaka, Yureizaka: Walking Around Minato, Tokyo, "The City of Slopes" From Five Perspectives

Mar 15, 2022

The geography of Minato Ward is mainly divided into the Musashino Plateau in the West and the Bay Area in the East. The city, built on geography with many elevation differences, has many slopes. More than 70 wooden guides stand. It is said that there are more than 100 slopes in Minato Ward. What is ...

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Places in Minato, Tokyo Where You Can Feel the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Mar 2, 2022

In this article, we would like to introduce some spots where you can feel the commitment toward a sustainable society as you walk around the city. Let's learn SDGs activities inside Minato Ward at "Minato Ward Eco Plaza" For a sustainable society, many municipalities and companies actively commit to...

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Matchmaking Shrines and Love Power Spots: Love Fulfillment Spots in Minato, Ward, Tokyo

Dec 20, 2021

Wanting to wish for true love? Or do you want to tell your feelings to someone you love? Choosing where to go pray or tell your feelings is important. So this time, we selected "love fulfillment spots" in Minato Ward, Tokyo from our perspective. Here are some great locations that are matchmaking pow...

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It's Going to Be Open Again in 2022! Receiving Power of Luck from the Annual New Year's "Minato Shichifukujin (Seven Lucky Gods) Meguri" (Second Half)

Dec 9, 2021

The annual "Minato Shichifukujin Meguri" will be held from the 1st to the 10th of January, 2022. This event tours around 6 shrines and 2 temples in Minato Ward during the Hatsumoude season. In our last article, we walked through the first half of the model route and showed you the Hojuin, Kumano Shr...

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It's Going to Be Open Again in 2022! Receiving Power of Luck from the Annual New Year's "Minato Shichifukujin (Seven Lucky Gods) Meguri" (First Half)

Dec 9, 2021

The "Minato Shichifukujin Meguri", which tours around the 8 shrines and temples in Minato Ward, Tokyo. It will be held in 2022 from the 1st to the 10th of January. In the Hatsumoude season, the Shichifukujin Meguri takes you to 6 shrines and 2 temples in Shiba, Azabu Juban, and Roppongi. Also, one c...

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Popular Spots Takeshiba and Odaiba Light Up! Tokyo Minato Illumination Special 2021

Nov 29, 2021

With Christmas Season just around the corner, illumination events have started in many parts of Minato Ward, Tokyo. Here, we will be reporting on the latest information and the actual events themselves. https://visit-minato-city.tokyo/en/articles/442 Maxell Aquapark Shinagawa "NAKED STAR AQUARIUM" ...

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Roppongi Illumination & Christmas Special 2021

Nov 26, 2021

The illuminations start to light up cities as everyone gets ready for Christmas. Roppongi, where two major spots, Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, reside, attracts attention not only from Tokyo but from all over Japan. This year is no exception as various places in Roppongi start their original ill...

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"Video Article" Lunch at the gardens of "Meiji Memorial Hall" in Motoakasaka

Oct 20, 2021

In mid-November, the leaves of the trees in Tokyo start to change color, marking the beginning of the fall season. There are many spots to see autumn leaves in Minato ward, Tokyo such as Shibakoen or Old Shiba Rikyu Gardens. The most famous of them is the row of Gingko trees in Outer Meiji Jingu. To...

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[Minato City History Walk] Minato City, a meeting place between Takamori Saigo and Kaishu Katsu that led to the "bloodless surrender of the Edo Castle"

Sep 15, 2021

Takanawa Gateway Station was established last year as the first new station on the JR Yamanote Line in 49 years. The name of the station, "Gateway" (meaning entrance) was chosen with the aim of turning the area into a hub of international exchange, but it also has the meaning carrying the history of...

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That hug scene in The Full-Time Wife Escapist was also shot in Minato Ward…, Make a pilgrimage to sacred spots: famous movie and TV drama locations in Minato Ward, Tokyo!

Sep 3, 2021

Nowadays, more and more people are making visits to the locations of TV dramas and anime, or the places where they were set, in what has come to be known as the “pilgrimage to sacred spots” boom. Minato Ward, which is home base for most of Tokyo’s TV stations, is not devoid of places that deserve to...

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Enjoy cruises from Takeshiba, Hinode, or Odaiba! We’ve put together a guide to boats and cruises that can be taken from Minato Ward, Tokyo.

Aug 31, 2021

With spots such as Takeshiba, Hinode, Shibaura, and Odaiba, Tokyo’s Minato Ward offers top-class oceanfront cityscapes. The boats and cruise ships that criss-cross the bay are one part of this scenic landscape. Tokyo Bay is a beautiful to behold, even from the land. But for those who have made their...

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Experience the Tokyo Bay Cruising Restaurant, Symphony! A cruise tour you can enjoy in two hours

Aug 11, 2021

Everyone probably longs for going on a cruise. You might think going on a cruise takes many days on a luxury liner, but did you know that in Minato City, Tokyo, there is a restaurant on a boat where you can have such a trip in a just small time of watching a movie? The Tokyo Bay cruising restaurant,...

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[Video Article] Take a Running Trip Around Tokyo's Minato Ward! Enjoy Running Around Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower

Jul 30, 2021

A "running trip" is when you go for a run on which you can admire the unfamiliar scenery of your destination. Tokyo's "Imperial Palace Run," which is famous nationwide, runs the perimeter of the Imperial Palace, but there are also some great running courses in Minato Ward, which is next to the Imper...

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Escape the Summer Heat! The Coolest Spots in Minato Ward

Jun 17, 2021

Summer is nearly here. As the days start to get hotter, I'm sure many of you out there will start feel like leaving the city to escape the oppressive heat. Well did you know that Minato Ward's many parks and waterfronts make it a cool oasis right in the heart of Tokyo? Keep reading to learn about a ...

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Takeshiba area special: The charms of Takeshiba—rebirth through the creation of fantastic locales

Apr 9, 2021

The Takeshiba area, just two stops away from the Shimbashi Station on the Yurikamome Line or a five-minute walk from the Daimon Station, is currently undergoing city-wide redevelopment. It is no exaggeration to say that it is the most rapidly changing area in Tokyo's Minato Ward. The Takeshiba Passe...

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Enjoy a walk in Tokyo with a video "Let's look up at the starry sky from Roppongi Hills Observatory!"

Oct 14, 2020

"Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View" regularly holds events to see the starry sky of Tokyo. The combination of romantic starry skies and stunning 360-degree panoramic night views is a must-see! Held at the Tokyo City View Rooftop Skydeck at a height of 270 meters above sea level, the Roppong...

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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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