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  • Tokyo International Forum
    939 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 3-5-1
    A multipurpose public culture facility with eight halls of various sizes as well as 34 meeting rooms. The facility frequently hosts cultural events that help share with the world the unique charms of Japan. The airy Glass Building hall, walled in by huge glass panels, has been awarded three Michelin stars, and is a popular tourist spot in and of itself. The entire facility is decorated with works of art, and visitors can come and enjoy the building like an art museum.

    I visited here to attend an event. Well organized comfortable place.there was SHAKE SHACK hamburger at the middle!!

  • Koami Shrine
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashikoamichou 16-23
    A Shinto shrine located in Nihombashikoami-cho, Chuo City, Tokyo. Dedicated to Inari, the fox god, the shrine has long been known for providing good luck and protection from misfortune. There is a well on the shrine grounds named the Zeniarai no I and popularly known as the Tokyo Zeniarai Benten (money washing well and Tokyo money washing Benten, respectively) which is believed to grant financial luck to those who purify money in its waters; there's also a figure of the tall-headed god Fukurokuju said to reward worshipers with virtue.
  • Suitengu Shrine
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashikakigarachou 2-4-1
    Suitengu Shrine is a branch shrine of the Kurume Suitengu Shrine in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, and is well known for a place to seek easy childbirth and offer prayers for children. It began when the Arima family of the Kurume Domain established it as a branch on the grounds of their Edo land out of reverence to the Kurume Suitengu Shrine. The shrine is bustling with visitors offering prayers for easy childbirth and children, and on the premises are statues including one of a dog with its litter that presides over a 12-year Chinese zodiac for visitors to touch, and a parent-and-child set of kappa (mythical water-dwelling creatures). The cute ema (votive picture tablets) featuring a dog and its puppies is also popular. A festival is held each year on May 5th.
  • Yomiuri Otemachi Hall
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Otemachi 1-7-1 Yomiuri Newspaper Building 4F
    This is an event hall located on floors three through five of the Yomiuri Shimbun’s Tokyo headquarters. It features a construction with two auditoriums: the 500-seat Yomiuri Otemachi Hall which is uses for classical music concerts, preview screenings of movies, symposiums and performances of traditional art with its installed noh stage, and Yomiuri Otemachi Small Hall which is used for various functions including seminars, workshops and parties. It is directly accessible from Otemachi Station’s C3 exit.
  • Karasumori-jinja Shrine
    186 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Shimbashi 2-15-5
    A Shinto shrine located a two-minute walk from Shimbashi Station in 2 Chome Shimbashi, Minato City, Tokyo. The shrine was originally built as an Inari shrine by Fujiwara no Hidesato in the Heian period (794-1185) after he was instructed to do so by a white fox who appeared in a dream to him. The shrine is dedicated to Uganomitama no Mikoto; Ninigi no Mikoto; and Amenouzume no Mikoto, the goddess of performing arts. The shrine is said to answer prayers for those seeking victory, aid in the improvement of artistic abilities, grant prosperity in business, and promote peace and wellbeing in the home.

    This is a small shrine near Shimbashi Station. Its funny to see a shrine nesting among tons of izakayas and bars. If youre in the area check it out.

  • Yurakucho MULLION
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Yurakuchou 2-chome 5-1
    A multipurpose commercial facility located a three-minute walk from Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line. The facility’s official name is the Yurakucho Center Building. The famous great clock on the outside of the building announces the hour by opening to reveal an animatronic performance and has become a popular meeting spot. A central atrium divides shopping areas on the left and right, and the facility hosts the Hankyu MEN’S Tokyo and LUMINE department stores, cafes, restaurants, the Yurakucho Asahi Hall with theater and gallery, and a movie theater.
  • Bank of Japan Main Branch
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashihongokuchou 2-1-1
    The Bank of Japan main branch in Tokiwa-bashi, Nihonbashi was built in 1896 based on the National Bank of Belgium. This masterpiece of architecture, equal to the Akasaka Palace (State Guest House), is Japan's first entirely stone building. View objects such as real scales that were once used by the bank. Observe the basement vault that was used until 2004, or the portraits of past Bank of Japan presidents down the second-floor corridor. You can only book tours of the bank on weekdays. The exterior is free to observe anytime without a reservation.
  • Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
    428 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 2-6-2
    Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum is a museum with exhibitions focusing on modern 19th century art from the West. Built in 1894, the building was Marunouchi’s first Western-style office building, the “Mitsubishi Ichigokan” which was designed by the English architect Josiah Conder has been restored. There is no permanent exhibitions but instead planned exhibitions are opened 3–4 times a year. In addition to the museum café and shop, there is also a space called “the Archive Room” where you can experience the history of Marunouchi.

    We happened upon this very special museum when we entered Marunouchi Brick Square and decided to view the current exhibition, which was All About Mariano Fortuny. It did not disappoint! The...

  • Idemitsu Museum of Arts
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 3-1-1 Teikoku Building 9F
    This art museum is located in the ninth floor of the Teigeki Building, which faces the moat of the Imperial Palace. It opened in 1966 in order to exhibit the collection of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. founder Sazo Idemitsu. The museum holds five to six annual exhibitions of the collection, which focuses on oriental antiquities such as Japanese and Chinese paintings and ceramics. The museum also features a dedicated Georges Rouault exhibit room as well as a potsherd room that displays potsherds (pieces of broken pottery) from around the world.
  • National Film Archive of Japan
    36 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Kyoubashi 3-7-6
    National Film Archive of Japan is located around one minute's walk from Exit 1 of Kyobashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and around one minute's walk from Exit A4 of Takaracho Station on the Toei Asakusa Line. National Film Archive is the only national film organization of its kind in Japan, and contributes to the invigoration of film culture through film preservation and research, and through film screenings. It is the largest film archive in Japan, with around 80,000 films in its collections. There are two projection theatres, which screen important Japanese and international movies. National Film Archive also has a specialist film library, with a wide range of film-related materials (mainly in Japanese).

    I just happened to walk by the building on my way to Tokyo station. I thought it would be interesting to see since there was a Kurokawa exhibition on. I went up to the 7th floor and was surprised...

  • Sannomaru Shozokan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections)
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    The Imperial Palace East Gyoen in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo 1-1
    "Sannomaru Shozokan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections) is located within the Imperial Palace East Garden, and is managed by the Imperial Household Agency; it is around five minutes' walk from Exit C13a of Otemachi subway station. The museum was established to preserve and manage paintings, calligraphy, handicrafts and other works of art that have been donated to the nation by successive generations of the Imperial Family, and to put these art-works on display to the general public. There are a total of around 9,800 items in the museum's collections; these important works donated by the Imperial Family include the ""Doshoku Sai-e"" (""Colorful Realm of Living Beings"") hanging scrolls painted by Ito Jakuchu, and Karajishi-zu byobu ""The huge folding screen of the Lions"" created by Kano Eitoku and Kano Tsunenobu."
  • Panasonic Shiodome Museum
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Higashishimbashi 1-5-1 Panasonic Tokyo Shiodome Building 4F
    An art museum located on the fourth floor of the Panasonic Tokyo Shiodome Building in Minato City. The museum first opened in 2003. In addition to its standing exhibition of works by key 20th century French painter Georges Rouault, the museum also holds a variety of special exhibitions and art events. Making use of next-generation lighting, the museum uses approximately 50% less power than would otherwise be needed for a facility of its type. Note the museum’s environmentally friendly “gentle lighting.” This lighting environment brings out the true beauty of the pieces on display. Be sure to visit the museum shop as well.
  • Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 2-2-1
    This multipurpose event hall located in the Nihombashi Muromachi district of Tokyo’s Chuo City is often used for business functions such as exhibitions and seminars. There are 690 seats in theater style which can be adapted to 432 seats in a classroom style. Additionally, it can be used for a wide range of purposes including gatherings, parties, concerts, yose (traditional entertainment) and theater. Every summer the Art Aquarium event is held here with the theme of “Edo, Coolness of Kingyo (Japanese goldfish),” which is well-attended as a reminder of summer in Nihombashi.
  • Mitsui Memorial Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 2-1-1 Mitsui Main Building 7F
    An art museum located close to Mitsukoshimae Station in Nihombashi-muromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo. The museum was opened in 2005 in order to relocate the Mitsui Bunko Annex in Nakano City. The museum's collection consists of numerous valuable works of art gathered by the Mitsui family over a period of more than 300 years since the Edo period.
  • Tokyo Takarakuji Dream-kan
    19 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Kyoubashi 2- 5-7 days Land Kyobashi Building 1F
    A free lottery museum located between Kyobashi Station and Takaracho Station in 2 Chome Kyobashi, Chuo City, Tokyo. Exhibits present the history of lotteries, how lottery proceeds are used in Japan, and lotteries around the world. You can even get a taste of what it feels like to win big in the lottery and see what one billion yen in physical bank notes looks like, or what it feels like to try to pick up 100 million yen. The results of lotteries such as the Lotto 6 lottery are also announced at stage in the museum.


  • Toyoiwa Inari-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 7-8-14
    A Shinto shrine hidden away in a back alley in 7 Chome, Ginza. Built in the early Edo period, Toyoiwa Inari-jinja Shrine is famed for providing protection from fires and aiding those seeking happiness in marriage. In recent times, the shrine has become particularly renowned for providing luck in finding love and has become a popular power spot destination.
  • Mitsuo Aida Museum
    3 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 3-5-1 Tokyo International Forum B1F
    A museum which displays pieces by Mitsuo Aida, a poet and calligrapher who focused on the preciousness of life while developing his own unique style and creating numerous works. The museum also has an exhibit recreating Aida's studio and a commemorative photo area, and also hosts talks and live performances. In the museum shop, you can purchase books, calendars, colored paper, and other related goods.

    JRゆうらくちょう駅より歩いてスグ。 東京国際フォーラム地下1階にある 相田みつを美術館の中にあるカフェ。 ココでちょっとひとやすみ。 静かに過ごせました。

  • Nijubashi Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Koukyogaien 1-1
    The popular name for a bridge on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. Nijubashi means Double Layer Bridge, a reference to its two layer construction; the bridge's official title is the Seimon Tetsubashi (Front Gate Iron Bridge). The current bridge was erected in 1964. Technically, Nijubashi should refer to the iron bridge spanning the moat between the front gate and the Chowaden reception hall, but many people use Nijubashi to refer to collectively to the stone bridge outside the front gate and the iron bridge inside the front gate. The bridges are not normally permitted to be used but may be crossed when touring the Imperial Palace and when the palace gates are specially opened to the general public.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 5-2-1 Tokyu Plaza Ginza RF
    This rooftop event space at the Tokyu Plaza Ginza commercial complex is located in Ginza, Chuo Ward. The Green Terrace and Water Terrace areas are used according to what kind of event is being held. It has an open, sweeping view of Ginza from about 56 meters above the ground.
    226 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 5-8-1 Ginza Place 12F
    A Nissan exhibition facility situated along Chuo-dori Avenue in Ginza 5-Chome, Chuo City. The facility displays historic and notable Nissan vehicles and concept cars making use of cutting-edge technologies. There are also exhibits which make use of wide screen touch panels and high definition LED screens to introduce the history of Nissan and the latest technologies which represent the company’s future. There is a shop selling model cars and other merchandise and a cafe as well.

    For Nissan owners and car enthusiasts this place is a must, for others good place to visit, if you walk by like we did. Cars look really interesting and there is Sony shop on upper floors.

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