Culture, Experience, Gourmet,

Travel around the world without leaving Tokyo! “Minato City World Festival 2019”

The Minato ward (also known as Minato City or Minato-ku) in Tokyo is one of the most international wards in the city, with many foreigners living here. One of the reasons might be because more than half of the foreign embassies in Japan are located inside Minato City. Between January and March every year, an event is held to connect the many different countries and cultures of the world. This is “Minato City World Festival”!

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Culture, Experience,

Hatsumode in Tokyo: A New Year’s visit at a Japanese shrine and temple

Happy New Year!
Thank you for always visiting our blog “Visit Minato City”! We hope you will get the chance to visit Japan one day – or are you already here?^^

Hatsumode” is the first Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple visit of the Japanese New Year. By doing this, people show their gratefulness for the past year and wish for a happy new year. Visiting a Japanese shrine or a temple during the first week of January is a special experience you shouldn’t miss!
Here are just two examples of where you could go:

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Culture, Future, Lifestyle,

Enjoy New Year’s shopping at AquaCity Odaiba

New Years in Japan is a time when many people go back home to spend a relaxing time with their family, eating New Year’s food ‘Osechi’, and watching New Year’s TV. If you are in Tokyo during the beginning of the year, be aware of that many smaller shops and restaurants might be closed for a few days. In the bigger shopping centers however, you can enjoy all of the New Year’s sales!

Today we are introducing one of the biggest shopping centers in Minato city – AquaCity Odaiba.
A shopping center which offer a lot more than just great shopping!

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