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Places and Events for enjoying the sense of season in urban.

A Tokyo Bay cruise where you can feel the sea and the wind! A special feature on Minato-ku's 'Night time waterfront'.

Aug 20, 2019

The view from the cruising ships that come and go to and from the Tokyo Bay is one of a gorgeous scene that is filled with the charm of Tokyo's bay area. You can enjoy the scenery that faces the waterfront, which has a slightly different charm to it than the usual Tokyo areas, while fully experienci...

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Healthy and fresh vegetable buffet at the beer terrace of Happo-en!

Aug 13, 2019

Explore the tranquil garden of Happo-en and enjoy a refreshing vegetable buffet with craft beer at “Farm to Table Beer Terrace 2019” open for a limited time this summer. Perfect if you are looking for a vegetarian/vegan meal options in Tokyo, but additional meat dishes are also available! http://vi...

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10 things to do at Odaiba, Tokyo!

Aug 5, 2019

The artificial island “Odaiba”, fronting Tokyo Bay, is a very popular leisure resort full of interesting things to do all year round. If you want to try out the latest VR games, go shopping, indulge in some Japanese soul food, or just relax on the beach, this is the place to go! Check out our Top 10...

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What not to miss in Tokyo this summer!

Jul 22, 2019

Tokyo's summer season might be hot and humid, but there are many reasons to still go outside and enjoy the city. So why not spend your summer in Tokyo this year by the beach in Odaiba, or experiencing traditional Japanese culture at Zojoji Shrine just by Tokyo Tower? This week we introduce two event...

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A meeting of trendy and historic! Minato-ku as a cosmopolitan city

Feb 14, 2019

In the present day, Minato-ku is a place where trends are invented; a center of commerce and business marked by rows of skyscrapers. This landscape, which seems completely normal now, looks completely different if we travel back in time 100 years. The place where Minato stands today has twice bee...

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Parks, today's public places of relaxation, tell the story of Minato-ku history!

Feb 14, 2019

Taking a carefree stroll, eating lunch on a bench, resting under the shade of a tree. Parks are a place of relaxation for people of all ages to enjoy as they please, and experience the changing of the seasons. The birth of the public parks of modern Japan dates back as far as 1873, when the Meiji go...

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A luxury residential area since the Edo period? The reason why Minato has so many temples & shrines

Feb 14, 2019

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by a beautiful shrine appearing out of nowhere between the modern buildings of Minato-ku? That's no surprise - there are about 40 shrines, and 280 temples in Minato-ku alone. Minato-ku has had areas of high ground since even the Heian period, so many templ...

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