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Minato is one of the 23 Special Wards in central Tokyo. The name Minato means “port”, referring to its seaside location, although due to reclamation of land over the years, many areas in the Ward are quite far from Tokyo Bay. Minato attractions include Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge, the district of Roppongi which is famous for its nightlife and is very popular with westerners and the island of Odaiba.

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    Rainbow Bridge

    Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Tokyo Port, on the northernmost part of Tokyo Bay, connecting the Shibaura Wharf and the new waterfront development area, known as Odaiba. Rainbow Bridge is an elegant looking bridge and features in many day and night time pictures of Tokyo. The bridge features three primary colored lights, read more

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    Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden

    Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden is one of the two surviving Edo Period Japanese gardens in Tokyo. Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden, also known as Kyu Shiba Rikyu Onshi Teien (Former Shiba Villa Gardens), is just the other side of Hamamatsucho Station from the World Trade Center Tokyo, where you can look down from its Seaside Top read more

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    Sengakuji Temple

    Sengakuji Temple is famous as the location of the graves of Asano Takumi no Kami Naganori and the 47 Ronin, who were involved in the Revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin, also known as the Revenge of the Forty-seven Samurai or Ako vendetta. Sengakuji Temple was originally constructed under the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612 read more

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    Tokyo Tower

    Tokyo Tower is a Japanese icon and famous site in Tokyo. Tokyo Tower features public observation deck and cafe. The Tokyo Tower design is based on the Eiffel Tower, but is 333 meters tall (9 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower) making it the world’s highest self-supporting iron tower. Tokyo Tower has two observation decks: read more

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    Akasaka

    Akasaka is one of Tokyo’s central business districts, full of corporate headquarters, exclusive hotels, but with some residential towers. Akasaka, part of the Minato Ward features the Akasaka Palace which is used by visiting state dignitaries. Akasaka Attractions

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    Akasaka Palace

    Akasaka Palace is a former imperial residence which is now used by the Japanese Government as a State Guest-House (Geihinkan) to accommodates visiting dignitaries while they are staying in Tokyo. The Akasaka Palace building was designed by Katayama Tokuma, completed in 1909 and is now a National Treasure. Akasaka Palace is in the Akasaka District read more

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