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Best things to do in Minato City

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Premise
“Bearing a significant resemblance to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, this bright orange tall radio tower was built in 1958 to symbolize the country's recovery after the destruction of World War Two. Rising up to 333 meters, Tokyo Tower used to be the tallest tower in Japan until the completion of Tokyo Skytree in 2012. You can choose to take the elevator or walk up 600 steps to the main deck, located 150 meters above the ground. If you are lucky, on sunny days you can even catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji rising in the distance. If you are not afraid of heights, try standing on the glass floor sections and look directly down to the ground—almost 145 meters under your feet. ”
179 locals recommend
Donburi Restaurant
“Tsukiji Market is Japan's Food town, where one can encounter all kinds of Japanese traditional foods! If you want to eat sushi, I recommend to go Tsukiji!!”
210 locals recommend
Boutique
“Roppongi Hills... Shopping, Restaurants, Cafe. It also has got movie theatre, observatory. ”
137 locals recommend
Colloquial Area
“An ultramodern area on Tokyo Bay, the Odaiba district is your go-to place for pleasure cruising, shopping and general seaside fun. The island built in Tokyo Bay was originally created by the Edo shogunate (1603-1867) to protect Tokyo from the threat of marine attacks. Today it serves a very different purpose—as a breezy entertainment hub with attractions for the entire family. Set aside a full day for maximum enjoyment.”
66 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Kabuki-za was originally opened by a Meiji era journalist, Fukuchi Gen'ichirō. Fukuchi wrote kabuki dramas in which Ichikawa Danjūrō IX and others starred; upon Danjūrō's death in 1903, Fukuchi retired from the management of the theater. The theater is now run by the Shochiku Corporation which took over in 1914. The original Kabuki-za was a wooden structure, built in 1889 on land which had been either the Tokyo residence of the Hosokawa clan of Kumamoto, or that of Matsudaira clan of Izu. The building was destroyed on October 30, 1921, by an electrical fire.[3] The reconstruction, which commenced in 1922, was designed to "be fireproof, yet carry traditional Japanese architectural”
74 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Art Center (国立新美術館 Kokuritsu Shin-Bijutsukan) (NACT) is a museum in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. A joint project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the National Museums Independent Administrative Institution, it stands on a site formerly occupied by a research facility of the University of Tokyo. The building has been designed by Kisho Kurokawa. It is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the country.[2] Access is from Nogizaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line. Unlike Japan's other national art museums, NACT is an 'empty museum', without a collection, permanent display, and curators. Like Kunsthalle in German-speaking regions, it accommodates temporary exhibiti”
57 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Ginza town is the most famous fancy shops town in Tokyo. There are many high brand shops! ”
69 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Like the famous Tower in Roppongi Hills. Restaurants and brand stores lined.”
85 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“'Omotesando Hills' a building packed with high-brand boutiques, interiors, gourmet restaurant, and even the art gallery And don’t miss out the building itself, the spiral slope at the heart of building is a must-see.”
46 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This composite facility includes over 200 restaurants and stores, the first cinema complex in the city (TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills), a world-class hotel (Grand Hyatt Tokyo), Mori Museum, and a viewing platform "Tokyo City View," providing a variety of functionality all in one place.”
52 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Harajuku is a town next to Shibuya, well known as a center of Japanese youth culture and fashion. Kawaii icons are everywhere especially in Takeshita street, where hundreds of fashion shops gather. You will be able to see lots of people with unique clothing styles. Popular food in Harajuku is crepe, where you will see many crape stands and young girls having them as a break of shopping. Getting There By Train: JR Yamanote Line – Harajuku Station Tokyo Metro Chiyoda & Fukutoshin Line – Meijijingu-mae Station”
41 locals recommend
Department Store
“Ginza Mitshukoshi (Access) Right next to Ginza Station, on the Tokyo Metro Ginza, Marunouchi and Hibiya lines Ginza is a world famous shopping district, highly evolved into a concentration of high-end brands. The depachika of Ginza Mitsukoshi, in front of Ginza Station, offers an array of items you can’t get anywhere else, like wafashi that originated in the district, and limited-edition sweets. It’s the ideal place to look for souvenirs of tourism in Ginza.”
37 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Standing next to Tokyo Tower, Zojoji Temple (増上寺, Zōjōji) is the head temple of the Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism in the Kanto Region. Access: Nippori stn(Yamanote line)--Hamamatsucho stn.”
40 locals recommend
Garden
“The Hama-rikyu Gardens are built around the a central pond. In the middle of the pond is a teahouse, where you can sit down to enjoy a cup of matcha tea throughout the year. The garden's pond is connected to the sea, and water flows in and out with the tide, meaning the park is in a permanent state of flux. Throughout the park there are a number of plum and cherry trees, which blossom throughout spring. You can see autumn foliage from the end of October, peaking in early to mid-November. ”
32 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Atop Mori Tower this gigantic gallery space sports high ceilings, broad views and thematic programs that continue to live up to all the hype associated with Roppongi Hills. Contemporary exhibits are beautifully presented and include superstars of the art world from both Japan and abroad.”
27 locals recommend
Business Center
“Yebisu Garden Place is a "city within a city" entertainment, retail and office development located in the Ebisu district of Shibuya ward, Tokyo - one stop south of Shibuya Station. The site was previously the huge Yebisu Beer brewery and is inspired by the look of an old European city, with plazas, passages, symmetrical gardens and faux-ancient architecture - yet with decidedly modern facilities and conveniences. Among its numerous buildings and attractions are a beer museum, a photography museum, a cinema, a department store, an international hotel, and numerous dining opportunities including a Michelin 3-star restaurant. The Central Square has a magnificent arch over a sloped promenade which leads from the entrance at Marionette Clock Square to Chateau Square, with its cobble stones and French chateau. Quieter spots include Yebisu Shrine and Sapporo Square - which is, in fact, an English-style garden. The 40-story, 167m-tall Yebisu Garden Place Tower dominates the skyline and has some excellent restaurants and bars with fine views over Tokyo. The Yebisu Garden Place Tower has a free observation deck, a post office and branch of Mizuho Bank (3F).”
50 locals recommend