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Sightseeing

Amazing tourist attractions that are a must-see when visiting Minato Ward.

Minato-ku "150 Years of Railway Opening× Birthplace of Railways Minato-ku History Exploration Mystery Solving Rally"

1-5-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Former Shimbashi Stop etc.

Starting with the former Shimbashi Stop, we will hold a mystery solving rally that focuses on the railway and history in the ward. From children to the elderly, you can easily participate from the website or flyer. If you can solve the mystery at all spots and collect keywords, we will present Minato City original goods! 【Target mystery solving spot】 A: Former Shimbashi stop B: Shimbashi SL Square C: Shinagawa Station Founding Monument D: Minato City Local History Museum E: Minato City Traditional Culture Exchange Center For details on how to participate, please see the website.

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JR Hamamatsucho Station "Celebration Manneken Pis 70th Anniversary Event"

JR Hamamatsucho Station

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the railway, the statue of Manneken Pis standing on the platform of the Yamanote Line and Keihin Tohoku Line at Hamamatsucho Station celebrates its 70th anniversary. Therefore, we will hold a ceremony to express our gratitude to Manneken Pis, who has been watching the transition of Hamamatsucho Station and the railway for 70 years. In addition, in order to celebrate the 70th anniversary, we will hold events such as a photo exhibition looking back on Manneken Pis so far, a costume exhibition, and hiking from the station. Station improvement work and surrounding development will continue to progress, but Manneken Pis will continue to watch the changes in the city. 【Holding a ceremony to celebrate the 70th anniversary】 In celebration of the 70th anniversary, a ceremony will be held with performances by the JR East Japan Tokyo Band Orchestra. ■Date & Time: October 15, 2022 (Sat) 13:30 ~ (about 1 hour) ■Place: JR Hamamatsucho Station South Exit Ticket Gate Outside Concourse 【Various Exhibitions】 We will exhibit a photo exhibition where you can feel the history of 70 years, and some of the past costumes made by the handicraft group "Hydrangea". In addition, coloring books of kindergarten children of neighboring nursery schools will be exhibited. ■Date & Time: October 11 (Tue) ~ 23 (Sun), 2022 ■ Place: JR Hamamatsucho Station South Exit Concourse outside the ticket gate, inside the station Tabi Concierge (9:00 ~ 19:00), etc. 【Hike from the station】 Starting from Hamamatsucho Station, where Manneken Pis continues to watch, we will hold a "hike from the station" that touches the history and nature in Minato Ward and tours the new area Takeshiba. ■Date & Time: October 11 (Tue) – 16 (Sun), 2022 ■Reception hours: 10:00 to 11:00 (each day) ■Reception location: JR Hamamatsucho Station South Exit ticket gate outside the green window (start point) For details of hiking from the station, please refer to the following URL. Website: https://www.jreast.co.jp/ekihai/ 【Goods sale of new station character "Hate Boya" and 70th anniversary logo】 We will release 10 kinds of original can badges designed with "Hatebōya" and the original logo of the 70th anniversary. ■ Sales date: Monday, October 3, 2022 ■Sales location: NewDays Hamamatsucho, NewDays KIOSK Hamamatsucho Station South Exit Ticket Gate Inner Store, NewDays KIOSK Hamamatsucho Station North Exit Ticket Gate Outside Store ■Selling price: 300 yen (tax included) ※ You can not choose the picture of the can badge. ※ In addition to this, goods will be released. Details will be announced on posters at the station. 【Mystery solving event "Hamamatsucho Station and Kakera of Memory" held】 ■Period: October 14 (Fri) ~ December 31 (Sat), 2022 ■Event area: Hamamatsucho Station and surrounding facilities ■ Story: A letter that arrives at Hatebōya one day and whose sender is unknown. "There is a big event at Hamamatsucho Station, can you help me?" the excited Hatebōya who was preparing arrived at a time capsule buried by a station clerk 70 years ago. What is inside the time capsule? Who is the sender of the letter? Let's unravel the secret message of 70 years ago together with Hate Boya! ■Mystery Solving Kit (1) Sale period: October 3, 2022 (Mon) 10:00 ~ December 30 (Fri) 23:59 (2) Price: 800 yen (tax included) (3) Contents: Mystery booklet (24 pages), imaging card, pencil with clip, original handbag (4) Sales location: JRE MALL sold as electronic tickets at the Tokyo Branch Shop URL: https://www.jreastmall.com/shop/g/gS189-233/ (5) How to participate: Please show the electronic ticket purchased in advance with JRE MALL to the staff at the Hamamatsucho Station South Exit ticket gate. Employees check the electronic ticket and exchange it for a riddle solving kit. * A smartphone is required to use the electronic ticket. (6) Time required: It takes about 3 ~ 4 hours to clear.

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Hibiya Shrine

2-1-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Hibiya Shrine is the guardian of Japan's leading business district and media center. The deity of Hibiya Shrine enshrines the god of Ise's Shinto shrine Geku, Toyoe Okami and the four pillars of The Exorcism That Exorcises Impurities. We accept various prayers and prayers, from worship and exorcism of life rituals to business trip festivals. Please feel free to contact us.

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Azabu Nanbuzaka Church

4-5-6 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

He began his activities in the 1910s and was officially established as a church in 1920. Since the establishment of the church, it has operated the attached Nanasaka Kindergarten. The church, built in 1933, was designed by W.M. Voriz, who came to Japan as a missionary. It is made in a multilayered manner taking advantage of the conditions of slope, and the first floor is a kindergarten and the second floor is a chapel. The walls and auditoriums of the interior of the chapel, designed by Voriz, are still preserved. Adjacent to the German Embassy, Arisugawa Palace Memorial Park is in front of you. Some people visit the church while visiting the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library in the park.

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Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art

Panasonic Tokyo Shiodome Building 4F, 1-5-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

We hold special exhibitions on themes such as "architecture and housing" and "crafts and design" that are deeply related to Panasonic's company business. He is also known for his collection by Georges Eau, and during his opening, he can see his work at the Eau Gallery.

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Minato City Center for Traditional Culture

1-11-15, Shibaura, Minato City, Tokyo

Built in 1936, it is the last wooden geisha call-office building still remaining in Tokyo, and it is a Designated Tangible Cultural Property of Minato City. It was opened in April 2020 with the aim of passing down traditional culture and promoting the local community. Please come visit us!

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Diplomatic Archives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1-5-3 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo

*The museum will be temporarily closed Reiwa tuesday, January 12, 2011 to the time being to combat the new coronal infection. For details, please refer to the facility website. ※ Diplomatic historical materials since the end of the Edo shogunate have been preserved and released. In the annex exhibition room, we hold permanent exhibitions of historical materials, mainly from the end of the Edo period to the end of World War II, and regularly hold special exhibitions and special exhibitions with a specific theme.

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Nikon Museum

Shinagawa Intercity Building C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

To celebrate nikon's 100th anniversary in 2017, the Nikon Museum opened in 2015 and exhibits the history, products and technologies of nikon's businesses. The exhibition of about 1,000 powerful cameras and lenses is a masterpiece.

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Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

5F Midtown Tower, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

It is a base of the design network operated by three organizations responsible for design promotion, function, and research and education. We connect people through exhibitions and seminars that present a perspective on the lives and society of the next generation, and think about the future together through design.

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Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Museum of Marine Sciences

4-5-7 Konan, Minato City, Tokyo

Museum on the Shinagawa campus of the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. The main building displays samples of stuffed marine life and skeletons, including sea turtles, lobsters, crabs, and otters, as well as fishing gear and models of training ships. In the whale gallery, a 17 m long complete skeleton of a North Pacific right whale is also on display. * Reservations are required for field trips. To make a booking, please see our website.

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Minato city-established Minato Science Museum

3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo

This new science museum opened in June 2020. It has a laboratory with workshops on programming, science experiments, and permanent exhibition corner (free) where you can discover science in our everyday life. The planetarium hall is equipped with an Orpheus projector that projects 8 million stars against a concurrent 4K video background. Television programs like the in-house original 'Minato's time and a walk under the starry skies' that allow rediscovery of Minato's charm are showed in the planetarium. It also screens 'A 1.38 billion light year-journey across deep space', narrated by Minato's tourism embassador Akemi Masuda. Along with the hourly screenings, you can enjoy a lively storytelling from planetarium curators about astronomy. It is situated in the town center 4 minutes of walking from Toranomon Hills station, so why not give this place a visit? The Japanese Meteorological Agency and meteorology museum are in the same building.

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Red Museum

Minami-Aoyama 6-6-20 K's Minami-Aoyama Building 1F, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Red New Jiam is a facility where you can learn and experience the history and manufacturing methods of the traditional Japanese color "Red" and Japanese makeup culture. "Red" is a red pigment contained slightly in the petals of safnibana. It has been used for dyes, food colorings, paints, and cosmetics for a long time. Founded in 1825, "Red" was founded in 1825 and is the last red shop to continue to this day, is a good proof. The moment of the impression which changes from dissolved caterpillar color to red with water is a must-see. The Red Museum is now the last place to tell the history and culture of red and Japanese makeup, along with the techniques of red making.

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Tokyo Port City Takeshiba Office Tower

7th No. 1 Kaigan 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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.

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WATERS Takeshiba

1-10-30 Kaigan, Minato City, Tokyo

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.

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Udon Saka

Between 5 and 6 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

The udon slope is that it is because there was a noodle shop until around the end of the year, and the potato washing slope that the origin was because there was a IMO wholesale store. There is a nifty public restroom at the intersection of the two slopes.

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Shokko Saka

Between 4 and 6 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo

It was named after the hill of Sakaue that the autumn leaves were called Shokko after the beautiful Chinese Shokko. By the way, the character name was a graduation old.

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Kogai Saka

Between 2 and 4 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

It came to be called so by the name of the vicinity which had been named from the Kogai River which flowed the Sakashita.

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Kogai Park

3-12-1 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

The area around this park was called "Kogai Town" after the "Kogai Bridge" which had been lost now. By the way, "Kogai" is a tool to care for hair (kanzashi). At the time of the rebellion of Tenkei (939 years), the legend of having crossed the bridge by giving the Kogai that the commander of the source of the Heian period was pointing to the sword as evidence to the person who blocked the traffic to the "Kogai Bridge" was established, and it became Kogai, and the accent of Koga Gumi and IGA Gumi There are various theories about the origins of this place name. In the park opened as a Minato Municipal park in 1970, there is also an elementary school in front of, and children who play energetically in such as wooden composite playground equipment and swings, sitting on a bench it is often seen the appearance of mothers who watch it.

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Saito Shigeyoshi Residence Mark Song Monument

4-17-43 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

It is Mokichi who written a lot of songs on the stage in Aoyama, but the song monument is located beside the parking lot of the luxury condominium nearby. This phrase was announced in Taisho 3, "The dirt dirt and the way of the one road and the Spirit Kokuta (Tamatsu) become my life." It is said that the song Wind showed one leap along with it although there was a death of mother and a teacher Ito, and a tragic thing one after another to the personal affairs in the previous year. The Red sun is blazing, and we must walk on this one road. It is a view of Mokichi's own feelings which overlapped with the scenery of Aoyama at that time. While getting the reputation as a poet, Mokichi was crushed for the reconstruction of the hospital, but once he left Aoyama, he did not return until he died at the age of 72 in Showa 28. Mokichi was devoted to the creation of the tanka called the Douma Mountain bunches in the hospital management.

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Sakurada Shrine

3-2-17 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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.

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Hinokicho Park

9-7-9 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo

In the Edo period, at a particular daimyo's spare residence in Nagato Hagi-han (modern day Yamaguchi Prefecture), there were so many cypress trees that it was known as the Hinoki Yashiki (or Cypress Manor). At the same time, there was a famous garden called Kiyomizu Tei (or Spring Water Pavilion). In the 40th year of the Showa era, it became a park in Minato Ward, with a cypress-covered hill running alongside it.

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Cypress Hill

Between 6-19 and 9-7 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

In the Edo period, it was a slope that climbed toward the house of the feudal lord Hotta. Due to the large number of cypress trees, it was in accordance with the Nagato Hagi Clan Mouri House (Hinokimachi Park), which was called the Cypress Mansion.

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Roppongi Intersection

Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Roppongi and Gaien-Higashi-Dori are Majiwaru at the intersection and are connected to Roppongi subway station. It is also known as a meeting place. There is also a police box, so let's hear it if you are lost.

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Roppongi Keyakizaka Street

6-12 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Roppongi Keyakizaka Street is about 400 meters from the center of Roppongi Hills. It is known as a leading walking course in Tokyo, creating the scenery of the Four Seasons by the keyscape trees and flower beds. If you walk along the streets lined with beautiful trees and fashionable shops, you will feel as if you were the hero of the drama.

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Naniwaya Sohonten

1-8-14 Azabujuban, Minato City, Tokyo

They say that Naniwaya Sohonten was the first shop in Japan to think up the taiyaki (a fish-shaped pancake filled with bean jam). The shop is also famous for being the model for the hit song, "Swim! Mr. Taiyaki." The shop's taiyaki, filled to its tail with lightly seasoned an, is very popular. The line of people waiting for the freshly-baked items never ends anytime soon. This new shop opened in 2007. The taiyaki shop itself is on the first floor. The food-and-drink space on the second floor has about 20 seats and a menu for meals and desserts.

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