Amazing tourist attractions that are a must-see when visiting Minato Ward.
Zojoji Temple precincts
The road from Daimon to Daidono's main hall represents the world from our world to paradise. Through the three gates, she is liberated from the worldly desires and goes to the great Lord Amida Buddha. The principal image Amida Buddha's enshrined is located in the west in the direction of the western paradise. The grandeur in Daiden expresses the world of the Paradise visually.
The Main Temple of Jodo Buddhism. On par with the Kan'ei-ji in Ueno and home to the mausoleum of the Tokugawa Shoguns, it is the resting place of 6 of the warlords, Princess Kazu (Lady Seikan'in-no-miya), and the mothers of the shoguns.
Akasaka Sacas is the collective term for the area with a number of facilities, such as TBS Broadcasting Center, Akasaka Biz Tower, Akasaka ACT Theater, and more.
Established in 1945, the museum houses 7000 items, mainly antique works, and teaware collected by the first generation businessman, Kaiichiro Nezu (founder of Tobu Railway). The garden, with a tea room, is known as one of the quietest and excellent gardens in Tokyo, taking advantage of the natural atmosphere, incorporating the mountain stream that runs on a slope. You can enjoy the changing leaves in the garden in the fall.
On top of Mount Atago sits the historic Atago shrine, which appeared in the saying '7 visits to Ise, 3 visits to Kumano, and monthly visits to shiba no atago'. As it is a shrine connected to Togawa Ieyasu, the ground will be bustling with people on Sennichimairi, an annual event in June when it is said that paying homage on this one day will lead to a thousand days' worth of blessings. It is said that Katsu Kaishū invited Saigō Takamori to Atagoyama mountaintop, where he pointed at the streets of Great Edo and lamented about its exposure to damages by the war.
Fuji TV Headquarters
You can see the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and on a clear day, Mt. Fuji, the Chichibu Mountains as well as the Tanzawa Mountains from the spherical shaped observatory that floats 100 meters above the ground. You can also take a look at the studio photography in a course for visitors.
TV Asahi HQ Building 1F Atrium
TV Asahi's main entrance atrium is a spot that's open to all visitors. The glass-walled space facing Mori Garden contains displays for a number of well-known characters such as Doraemon, as well as some shops and cafes. The most popular attraction for children however is the Doraemon Time Capsule! It's the perfect spot for a commemorative family photo. You can also visit the TV Asahi shop, which is fully stocked with all kinds of merchandise from their popular TV shows such as Doraemon and Crayon Shin Chan. If you start to feel tired from walking around then you can visit the on-site cafe, which has a spacious seating area with a commanding view over Mori Garden.
Dex Tokyo Beach Daiba Memorial Tree
This is a complex building in front of Odaiba Seaside Park. There are many shops including restaurants and amusement centers. The image of a downtown in the 1930s [Daiba 1-chome shopping street], nostalgic goods and Neapolitan, and Hayashi rice that makes you want to stretch your hand involuntarily is crammed with delicious food. The "Daiba Beer" which is brewing in the Dex Hotel is also popular! The memorial tree, which is also a symbol of Christmas in Odaiba, will be placed in front of the Dex Tokyo Beach.
The Sunomi I of Zojoji Temple of the Jodoshu temple is founded in 1685 in the second year as a separate temple, with the King Enma and the dialectic-year-old angel of the white hasuike. The Benzaiten, which has become one of the seven lucky gods of the port, received the adoration of the sculpture, the Genyorasa and Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Takeko Island in 858 when the Kimiidera founder. The Enma king statue of the Minato-ku important cultural property is enshrined.
Japanese-style houseboat/cruise boat Funasei
Japanese-style houseboats ooze Japanese culture, but have seating throughout the boat in both a sunken kotatsu-style or chair-style. No matter which boat you choose, you can sit down and stretch out your legs. The observation deck also stretches the length of the boat, allowing you to enjoy a 360-degree view of Tokyo. In addition to group reservation for the whole boat, there are also small houseboats that run just for two people. Both are reservation-only. Please see the website for details!
Amphibious bus "TOKYO NO KABA"
This amphibious bus offers dynamic views of Tokyo's waterfront from both land and sea. A high-quality 3D surround sound system (the first of its kind in the world for an amphibious bus) along with a guide will give you a tour of the area according to the changing scenery, allowing you to immerse yourself in the scenery of the Odaiba area. As a precaution against the novel coronavirus, the bus is operated at reduced capacity and seats are restricted. The hours of operation differ between weekdays and weekends. Please check the website for details.
It is a community bus that operates eight routes connecting the Shibaura area and the Akasaka area mainly in Roppongi Hills.
Nogi Shrine was established due to the zeal of many citizens who were deeply impressed by the hearts of General Nogi and his wife, who both sacrificed their lives for Emperor Meiji. For his deeds of arms during the First Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War and as director of Gakushuin (Peers' School), General Nogi left behind many achievements, such as having undertaken the moral education of the future Emperor Showa. His wife, Shizuko, devoted herself to assisting her husband and remained married to him for life. She draws reverence as a model of marital harmony.
Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Branch Temple
This branch temple is a direct branch of the Enpukuzan Myoganji Temple (commonly called Toyokawa Inari) in the city of Toyokawa, Aichi. During the Edo period, the impressive Buddha statue worshipped by Ooka Tadasuke of Echizen was moved from the Ooka mansion on the Hitotsugi Street of Akasaka to the current location here in 1887.
Ryusa Shinmei Miya Tenzu Shrine
This shrine is a company that continues from the Nanbokucho era (year 1384). It is called "Dragon Light" from the story that the Dragon gave the lantern Akira from the Shinagawa offing every night, and "Ryuakari" is heard, and this ground is called "Ryusa (Ryu)", and the name of the shrine was called "Ryusa Shinmei gu". In addition, we are enshrines the seven lucky gods Fukurokuju of the Ichifuku Inari Shrine of Suesha. Fukurokuju is open niche only on the third of the new Year.
Dex Tokyo Beach "Daiba 1-chome shopping Street"
The downtown of the 1930s goes beyond the age to Odaiba Dex. Candy and retro goods, Japanese goods, such as events full of atmosphere at the time, nostalgic somewhere, time trip in a fresh Daiba 1-chome shopping street!
This temple was founded by the Buddhist monk Kōbō Daishi in the year 824, the first year of the Tencho era of the Heian period. Shinran, a monk designated bodhisattva, visited this temple in the Kamakura period. The priest Ryoukai who received him had such esteem for Shinran's virtue that he converted the entire temple complex to Jodo Shinshu (True Pure Land School) Buddhism. During the Bakufu (the closing days of the Tokugawa Shogunate), the first American envoy, Townsend Harris, was received here. This temple, where the bonds of Japanese-American friendship were deepened, was also frequently visited by such eminent figures as Yukichi Fukuzawa and Masuda Takashi, who built the foundation of modern Japan. On the temple grounds, the "Ginkgo Tree at Zenpukuji" has been designated as a protected natural monument, it is over 750 years old.
Juban Inari Shrine
The 2 shrines of Suehiro Shrine and Takecho Inari Shrine merged after the war and it was renamed Juban Inari Shrine. The original shrine was said to have been founded more than a millennia ago. As it was conferred with the Amulet of Fire Protection from the legend of the Frog Pond, the frog talismans are very popular. In November, they have the Festival of the Rooster, the only one in Minato district, and many people come looking for rakes. In the Pilgrimage of the 7 Gods of Maritime Fortune during the New Year, it becomes a pilgrimage site for the Treasure Ship.
Sealine Tokyo Inc.
A restaurant cruise in the Tokyo Bay. Their ship the 'Symphony' was the first restaurant ship to begin operating in Tokyo Bay back in 1989. These days they have 2 ships in service, 365 days a year, providing guests a venue to celebrate their important occasions. The service's unique route travels through the Rainbow Bridge, and visits the Tokyo Gate Bridge, Maihama, and Narita Airport. The heart route has garnered attention as a popular cruise for couples.
In the third year of Tenkei (940), Taira no Masakado initiated a revolt. He prayed for victory at the Inari shrine, where Hidesato Fujiwara, a man famous for his centipede extermination tale, happened to be. Soon after, a white fox arrived and left with Hidesato an arrow fletched with white feathers. Wielding the arrow, Hidesato swiftly suppressed the revolt. Just as he paid respects to the deity at the shrine, the white fox appeared in his dreams and informed him that the place where sacred crows gathered was a sanctuary. In exact resemblance to the dream, the place where crows had gathered around was where Karasumori Inari was built on. We give out special red seals according to festivals and seasonal events to make your homage here memorable. The hours during which when we hand out these red seals change regularly, so please check our official website or @Koikichi_K on Twitter.
Azabu Hikawa Shrine/Sailor Moon/Sendai Clan date Mr. Yukari Inari/Bishamonten
In the year 938 of Tenkei, Seiwa Genji's father, Minamoto-no-moto, and Asomi (the original Tsukunai) was established in the Pine (now Azabu-A-pine) of the Musashi-shima-gu-mori shallow cloth crown in the eastern conquest when the Amkei rebellion was calmed down. Azabu Hikawa Co., Ltd. was able to pray for the easy delivery of the three generals, Hidetadada, and the birth of the Edo Tokugawa Shogun, who also saw Mt. Fuji. In addition, the fifth general, Tsunayoshi, and the birth mother and Katsura Chang-in were also revered. In the Meiji era, there was a 繫 with Arisugawa miya Prince. In the Showa era, the wooden shrine was burnt down in the war, and it was rebuilt with the design of the leading person of reinforced concrete engineering in 1948 and Mr. Abe. Today, there are many visitors from overseas as the Holy Land of anime Sailor Moon.
Akasaka Hikawa Shrine
One of the ten shrines of Tokyo. Founded in 951 (Tenryaku 5), the current shrine was built in 1729 (Kyoho 14), on the orders of the 8th Tokugawa shogun of the Edo era, Yoshimune. Since then it miraculously escaped being damaged in the Great Kanto Earthquake and is designated as a Tokyo cultural property that exists as it did during its original construction. The grounds include great numbers of Edo era sights, from natural monuments to torii gates, stone lion-dog guardians, hanging lanterns and more. It is well known as a marriage shrine, with many weddings held there.
Tokyo Port Pier Co., Ltd.
Takeshiba Passenger Terminal (Minato-ku) Takeshiba passenger terminal is also used as a gateway to the Izu-Ogasawara islands, as well as a restaurant ship and landing area. The office building, the hotel, and the restaurant are integrated with the maritime park by the Takeshiba Wharf resumption business, and it is crowded as a hydrophilic space where a lot of people can stroll and eat while enjoying the scenery of the sea.
Dentsu Shiki Theater [Umi]
The theater is the center of Shiodome Sio site, a commercial facility lined with restaurants and shops, between Tokyo and Ginza to Hamamatsucho. It is located in the cultural facilities of the Dentsu head office building "Caletta Shiodome". The musical "Mamma Meer!" In December, 2002. The number of seats is approximately 1,200.
Zenpukuji is one of the oldest temples in Tokyo, which was founder as a Azabu mountain in the east to imitate the Koyasan of the West, in order to spread the Shingon sect to the Kanto region, Kukai in the Heian period. During the Kamakura period, the Shinran on the way from Echigo to Kamirakui stayed in Zenpukuji. At the end of the Edo period, Townsend Harris and the following Legation members were welcomed as the First Minister of the United States. In the precincts, various ruins and cultural properties such as "Willow Well", "reverse Ginkgo (National Natural Monument)", "Harris Monument", "Tomb of Fukuzawa Yukichi Okina" are preserved. Also, in front of the bronze statue of Shinran, there is a monument of the "Koji snowstorm" which carved the lyrics of "Hymn of Love".