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  • Tokyo Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-2-8
    This is a full-purpose radio tower in Shiba Park in Minato City, Tokyo. The tower began operating in 1958, and has remained as a landmark symbol of Tokyo, receiving many tourists from both in and out of Japan every year. Reaching 333 meters at its apex, the tower has a main observation deck at 150 meters, and a top deck at 250 meters, providing a panoramic view of the greater Tokyo area. The lighting of the tower, changed seasonally in various colors, is popular with many. A commercial complex, the Foot Town, is arrayed with souvenir, character goods, and eatery shops at the base of the tower.
  • Roppongi Hills
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-11
    Roppongi Hills is an integrated property development that has become synonymous with the Roppongi district of Tokyo. Centered around the 238-meter-high Mori Tower, the Roppongi Hills complex includes a movie theatre, art gallery and television studio, as well as a wide range of gourmet restaurants and boutiques. The Tokyo City View observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower offers spectacular views of the Tokyo cityscape; in good weather, Mt. Fuji is visible in the distance.
  • Tokyo Midtown
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-1 others
    This facility is directly connected to Roppongi Station with a shopping area, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo (hotel), an office area, museum, convention hall, medical institution, and residential area, etc. There are famous brand shops in the shopping area, and you can enjoy shopping in a stylish and open space. The restaurants serving international cuisine are popular to a variety of people. It is famous for its outdoor illumination in the Christmas season.
  • The National Art Center, Tokyo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 7-22-2
    This is a museum located in Roppongi with the largest floor area in Japan. It opened in 2007 as the fifth National Art Museum in Japan. A variety of exhibitions taking advantage of the exhibition space of 14,000 square meters are held here. It is famous as the last museum involving Kisho Kurokawa, a representative architect of Japan. A unique tea salon at the top of the inverted cone is a popular spot that also appears in movies, etc.
  • Suntory Hall
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    4.5
    202 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 1-13-1
    This classical music concert hall opened in 1986 in “Akasaka Ark Hills” in Minato City, Tokyo. There are two halls, a main hall and a small hall. In pursuit of “the world’s most beautiful sound,” the main hall adopted the “Vineyard-style” of architecture in which all 2006 seats are arranged like the sloping terrace of a vineyard. The lobby, with a drinks corner and shop, is designed as an adult social gathering place where you can enjoy chatting before the performance. Please note that the hall will be closed until August 31, 2017 for renovations.

    They have open house. Free concert during Ark Hills Sakura Festival. There are many children. Sakura week is so busy at popular places but kind of less crowd. Ark Hills also have things for children...

  • Akasaka ACT Theater
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 5-3-2 In Akasaka Sacas
    This theater located within the Akasaka Sacas complex facility in the Akasaka district of Tokyo’s Minato City is in a place right next to the TBS Broadcasting Center. Currently the official name is TBS Akasaka ACT Theater. The full-scale entertainment theater boasting a maximum seating capacity of 1,324 opened in 2008 and is used for a diverse array of public performances including concerts, dramas and musicals. The café on the first floor lobby not only offers light meals and drinks but also sells opera glasses as well.

    This theatre is very accessible from Akasaka Station on the Tokyo Metro, exit 3. It seats about 1,300 people and puts on a great variety of shows. Getting tickets on line is fairly easy if...

  • Toranomon Hills
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Toranomon 1-23-1-4
    Toranomon Hills is a complex building centered around a skyscraper of 52 stories above the ground in Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo. Opened in 2014, it includes shopping facilities, restaurants, cafes, conference centers, office areas, residential housing, and the Andaz Tokyo Hotel. The restaurant zone is a bright open space in a three-story atrium facing the garden.
  • National Theatre
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Hayabusachou 4-1
    This performance hall in Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo hosts performances of traditional Japanese performance arts. It features a large theater used for Kabuki theater, Nihon Buyo dance, and other performance arts. A small theater is used for Bunraku puppet theater, Japanese music, Nihon Buyo dance, Gagaku classical music, Shomyo Buddhist chants, and folk performing arts. The theater's vestibule, beloved for its great cherry blossoms, hosts a cherry blossom festival from late March to early April. The Traditional Performing Arts Information Center located behind the theater offers a range of facilities including exhibit halls and viewing rooms.

    千鳥ヶ淵でお花見した後、周辺を散歩しましたがカフェがあまりなく、立ち寄りました。入口入ってすぐのレジで食券を購入する方式。木材を使った天井の劇場の隅を利用した喫茶スペースなので、公演の音が聴こえてきてちょっとしたBGM代わりに。外のガラス窓に面した席に座れば、庭の花を観賞しながら一休みできます。メニューは和菓子(あんみつなど)、フルーツパフェ、桜の時期だったので塩漬けの乗ったモンブランとコーヒーの...

  • Hie Jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Nagatachou 2-10-5
    This shrine located in the Nagatacho district of Tokyo’s Chiyoda City is considered to have begun when Ota Dokan constructed the Edo Castle in 1478 and transferred the guardian deity of Kawagoe Hie Jinja Shrine. After that, it became the tutelary shrine of Edo Castle and the deity was revered as the guardian of the Imperial Palace. Since the current shaden (main building) has been reconstructed, there are 123 works of art on the ceiling of the haiden (worship hall) to commemorate the 50th anniversary since reconstruction. The Sanno torii gate built in the direction of Akasaka is also famous for its unusual shape. Every year in June the Sanno Festival is held which is one of the big three Edo festivals, and the approximately 300-meter long festival procession is quite a sight.
  • Tokyo Mielparque Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 2-5-20
    This is an event hall with lavish interior decorations oriented towards Western music and Western-style dance located in Shiba Park in Tokyo’s Minato City. The facility is part of the Hotel Mielparque Tokyo. Equipped with an orchestra pit, in addition to holding ballet performances, concerts, and kayo (Japanese ballad music) shows, it is also often used for school entrance/graduation ceremonies as well as company events. It has 1,582 seats divided into first and second floor seating areas, which are set at an incline for better views of the stage.
  • State Guest House, Akasaka Palace
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Motoakasaka 2-1-1
    This building was built as the Imperial Palace for the Crown Prince in 1909 on the former site of Edo residence of the Kishu-Tokugawa clan. It is currently used as official accommodations for foreign dignitaries from abroad and can fairly be called the cornerstone of Japanese diplomacy. The elegant western-style building, Japan’s only example of Neo-Baroque architecture, was the first post-Meiji period cultural asset to be designated as a national treasure.
  • Ex Theater Roppongi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Nishiazabu 1-2-9
    A performing arts theater operated by TV Asahi and located on Roppongi-dori Avenue in Nishiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo. The theater is used to host events such as concerts, theater performances, rakugo (traditional comedic storytelling), and movies. The theater is also used for the Tokyo International Film Festival and for live broadcasts of the television show Music Station.
  • Akasaka BLITZ
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 5-3-2 In Akasaka Sacas
    This is a live music club within the Akasaka Sacas complex facility in the Akasaka district of Tokyo’s Minato City that is directly run by TBS Television. With a favorable location that can be directly accessed from Akasaka Station, it primarily hosts live concerts for domestic and foreign artists but also hosts events including stage performances, rakugo, film previews, and pro-wrestling performances. It has a maximum capacity of 1,418 people. Inside is a drink corner while coin lockers are available outside.

    約10年ぶりに利用しました。赤坂駅からすぐで立地もいいです。収容人数もそれなりの多さではあるのにステージを近くに感じられて都内では好きなライブハウスの1つです。

  • Atago Jinja
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    4.0
    337 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Atago 1-5-3
    This shrine located in Atago’s office zone in Tokyo’s Minato City is built atop the natural mountain Mt. Atago. It was constructed under the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603 for the deity of fire protection, and its principle enshrined deity is the god of fire “Homusubi-no-mikoto.” The stone steps at the front are called the “Shusse no Ishidan” (Stairway of Success), well-known for an occasion when a samurai rode his horse up and down the steps and earned the praise of shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu. The premises of the shrine are like an oasis offering opportunities to enjoy cherry blossoms and autumn foliage, and they are often visited by many of the nearby office workers.

    This is a very old famous shrine on the top of Mt. Atago. It is up high, so take the elevator if needed. The weekday that I was there, many locals were worshipping. In fact, there was a line. It is a...

  • Shiba Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 1, 2, 3 and 4-chome
    This is a public park in Minato City, Tokyo centered around Zojoji Temple. The park is one of the oldest public parks in Japan, having opened in 1873 during the Meiji period. The park uses a site that was on the grounds of Zojoji Temple. “Shiba Park” is a general term to collectively describe the park together with the adjoining Minato City’s Shiba Park. There are many trees with a long history scattered through the garden, and there are also facilities such as a baseball stadium, tennis courts and a children’s playground. In the park, there is an open space with a vast lawn, a location which commands a view of Tokyo Tower, a dating spot and a spot which is known as a location for film shoots.
  • Zojoji Temple
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    4.0
    1879 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-7-35
    This temple that belongs to the Jodo sect is located in Shiba Park in Tokyo’s Minato City and is situated close to the base of Tokyo Tower. Zojoji Temple was founded by the monk Yuyo Shoso shonin in 1393 as an orthodox and fundamental nembutsu seminary for the Jodo sect. It used to be a large-scale temple with more than 120 buildings and more than 100 dormitories, and structures such as the Important Cultural Property Sangedatsumon (Three Gates of Liberation) that escaped damage from the war and the reconstructed main hall give an indication of the temple’s former glory. Tokyo Tower can be seen in the background behind the main hall, making this a popular photo spot. Inside the temple is the mausoleum of the Tokugawa family which contains six of the 15 Tokugawa shoguns.

    San'en-zan Zōjō-ji is a Jōdo-shū Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan. It is the main temple of the Jōdo-shū Chinzei sect of Buddhism in the Kantō region. The ritual of washing your hands with a ladle...

  • TV Asahi
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    3.5
    136 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-9-1
    This is the head office building of TV Asahi in Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo. The “Roppongi Hills Mori Tower” is adjacent to the building, across the square. The main entrance atrium is open to the public. Displays such as reproduced sets of popular programs and displays of animated characters of the TV station are popular as places to take commemorative photos. The “Teleasa Shop” sells goods from its TV programs and there is also a stylish glass-walled café, and many tourists visit while sightseeing in Roppongi Hills.

    Visit here for spring cherry blossom, less crowded and fantastic view with food next door. If you are lucky, you can see TV crews sometimes reporting about weather for Tokyo.

  • akasaka Sacas
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 5-3
    This is an entertainment complex that includes the TBS Broadcasting Center along with places such as Akasaka Biz Tower with its restaurants and shops, the large live performance venue Akasaka BLITZ, and Akasaka ACT Theater where various shows are performed including musicals. The complex draws its name from the phrase “sakura wo sakasu (cherry trees will bloom)” as well as “saka(s) (hills)” for the many hills in Akasaka. Each year during the summer a gourmet food event is held, while in the winter a skate rink is available.
  • Mori Art Museum
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    4.5
    969 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-1 Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F
    This international modern art gallery is located on the 53rd floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. A variety of planned exhibits are hosted throughout the year during which times the gallery remains open until 10 p.m. (excluding Tuesdays), allowing one to casually stop by after work or dinner. The 52nd floor, Tokyo City View, cafes and restaurants offer a panoramic view of Tokyo while enjoying a meal or tea. The closest station is Roppongi Station.

    The museum is located on the 53rd floor, displaying temporary exhibitions. The exhibition I visited "WAR IS OVER" was very impressive and interesting. The visit to the museum includes a wonderful...

  • Yamatane Museum of Art
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    4.0
    128 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Hiro 3-12-36
    This art museum which opened in 1966 in the Hiroo district of Tokyo’s Shibuya City is dedicated to collecting and displaying nihonga (Japanese paintings). Primarily featuring a collection of nihonga which were collected by the founder of Yamatane Securities, Yamazaki Taneji, it counts approximately 1,800 works of modern and contemporary nihonga. With six works that are Important Cultural Properties including Gyoshu Hayami’s “Dancing in the Flames” and “Camellia Petals Scattering,” the museum features the works of important painters in the history of nihonga. Instead of regular exhibitions, the museum holds exhibitions several times in the year. The wagashi (Japanese sweets) and original merchandise in the museum shop based on motifs of the museum works are popular.

    This museum is a hidden jewel tucked away on a street leading from Ebisu to Roppongi Dori. It features Nihonga or modern Japanese art, in which Japanese artists used natural paints extracted from...

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