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Minato

Central hub in Tokyo

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Upcoming Minato Events

Italia Amore Mio 2024

Italia Amore Mio 2024

May 25th - May 26th

The Italia Amore Mio event is held with the support of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and it holds the title of the country's..

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Henri Matisse - Forms in Freedom 2024

Henri Matisse - Forms in Freedom 2024

Feb 14th - May 27th

A special exhibition taking place at the National Art Center in Tokyo will explore the works of Henri Matisse, who is regarded..

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Kioi Rose Week 2024

Kioi Rose Week 2024

May 10th - May 31st

Tokyo's Kioi Rose Garden is a beautiful oasis located in the heart of the bustling city, and it's home to around 600 rose..

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The Okura Tokyo 9

The Okura Tokyo

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The Okura Tokyo is a beautiful modern hotel in quiet Toranomon. It has a retro feel but is modern in amenities and with excellent...

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo

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When you come to Tokyo, you expect an experience of a lifetime. The Prince Park Tower Tokyo in Tokyo's Minato ward aims to help..

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About Minato

Laden with embassies and packed full of international and cosmopolitan leanings, Minato City, or Minato-ku, is one of Tokyo's 23 special wards. With its shrines, parks, museums and landmarks, Minato City has more than enough to keep visitors entertained.

A defining icon of Minato’s skyline is Tokyo Tower. This red, Eiffel Tower-esque structure stands bright against the muted tones of the city and at night, lights up in multitude of colors. Be sure to visit one of the tower’s observation decks for breathtaking panoramas of the city. Beside Tokyo Tower is Shiba Park, the largest park in Minato. This expanse of greenery is a popular viewing spot for Tokyo Tower, and is home to Zojoji Temple, making it a perfect nature getaway from city life.

Satisfy your artistic side at one of Minato’s renowned museums. Admire ancient East Asian art at Nezu Museum, contemporary art at Mori Art Museum, and fine art, such as Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh paintings, at The National Art Center.

For an unforgettable entertainment experience, visit Roppongi Hills. This partially-outdoor, partially-indoor complex is home to a Japanese-style garden, an observation deck, movie theaters, high-end shops, and restaurants. The sophisticated area truly has something for everyone and is renowned for its lively nightlife. Continue your entertainment journey at Tokyo Midtown, just a few minutes walk from Roppongi Hills. This “city within a city” includes shops, restaurants, museums, nature, apartments, offices, and a luxury hotel. 

After a day of sophistication, head to the Shimbashi (or Shinbashi) district of Minato for a more down to Earth experience among the streets’ izakaya and restaurants. Train enthusiasts will especially enjoy the steam locomotive located outside of Shimbashi Station, which commemorates Japan’s railway history.

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