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Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba
Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba

Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It calls itself Minato City in English. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 1184 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 1184 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Tokyo Tower by day Tokyo Tower by night Tokyo Tower (東京タワー Tōkyō tawā) is a tower in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, at 35° 39′ 30″ N 139° 44′ 43″ E, whose design is based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. ... Tokyo Tower rises above the Great Gate of Zojoji Sanroku-zan Zojoji (増上寺: Zōjōji) is a Buddhist temple in the Shiba neighborhood of Minato-ku in Tokyo, Japan. ... Zojoji in Shiba Park, with Tokyo Tower in the background. ... Roppongi Hills in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. ... Roppongi Hills in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. ... Roppongi Hills Roppongi Hills (Japanese: 六本木ヒルズ) is one of Japans largest integrated property developments. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 172 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 172 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... // General Information The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Tokyo Port, located on the northernmost part of Tokyo Bay, connecting the Shibaura Wharf and the new waterfront development area, known as Odaiba in Minato-ku ward, Tokyo. ... View of Odaiba in the distance from the Rainbow Bridge, with the Fuji TV studio in the background Odaiba (お台場) is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ...


Minato hosts 49 embassies. It is home to various companies, including Dentsu, Fuji Xerox, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Morinaga & Co., Ltd. and Morinaga Milk Industry Co,. Ltd., NEC Corporation, Nippon Television, Toshiba and Vodafone (Japan). Dentsu Building in Shiodome, Tokyo Dentsu Inc. ... Fuji Xerox is a joint venture partnership between the Japanese photographic firm Fuji Photo Film Co. ... Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) (三菱重工業, Mitsubishi Jūkōgyō) TYO: 7011 is a Japanese company. ... Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (in Japanese: 三菱自動車工業株式会社, in romaji Mitsubishi Jidōsha Kōgyō Kabushiki Kaisha) TYO: 7211 is a Japanese automobile company, manufacturing an extensive range of cars and trucks (see Fuso). ... NEC Corporation (Jp. ... Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV, 日本テレビ放送網株式会社, Nihon Terebi Hōsōmō Kabushiki Gaisha) (TYO: 9404) is a television network in Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan owned by the Yomiuri Shimbun. ... Toshiba Corporation (東芝, Tōshiba) (TYO: 6502) is a Japanese high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... Vodafone Group plc (the name stands for VOice-DAta-FONE) is a multinational mobile phone operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England. ...


As of 2005, the ward has an estimated population of 175,467 and a density of 8627 persons per km². The total area is 20.34 km². 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...

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Geography

Minato has boundaries with these special wards: Chiyoda. Chuo, Shinagawa, Shibuya. National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo) Chiyoda (千代田区; -ku) is a special ward in central Tokyo, Japan. ... Chūō (中央区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Shibuya at night The statue of Hachiko is a favorite meeting spot in Tokyo. ...


History

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Education

Colleges and universities

  • Jikei University School of Medicine Nishi Shinbashi campus
  • Kanazawa Institute of Technology Graduate school; Toranomon campus
  • Keio University
  • Kitasato University Shirokane campus
  • Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy
  • Meiji Gakuin University Shirokane campus
  • National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
  • Shibaura Institute of Technology
  • Temple University Japan
  • Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Shinagawa campus
  • United Nations University Tokyo headquarters
  • University of Tokyo Medical research laboratory

Keio University(library,Mita campus) Keio University (慶應義塾大学 Keiō Gijuku Daigaku) is Japans oldest and one of its most prestigious institutions of higher education. ... Meiji Gakuin University is one of the Christian universities in Tokyo and Yokohama. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... United Nations University (UNU) is a university established on December 6, 1973 by adoption of resolution 3081 by the United Nations General Assembly, upon the suggestion of U Thant, UN Secretary-General at the time. ... The University of Tokyo (東京大学; Tōkyō Daigaku, abbreviated as 東大 Tōdai) is generally ranked as Japans most prestigious university, as well as a leading university in Asia. ...

Primary and secondary schools

The city's public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Minato City Board of Education ([1] in English, [2] in Japanese). The local public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education (東京都教育委員会 Tōkyō-to Kyōiku Iinkai) manages public high schools in the metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. ...


Places

  • Akasaka (赤坂) - A large residential and commercial area in northern Minato which includes the Akasaka Palace, State Guest House, and surrounding gardens, TBS radio and television studios, Ark Hills complex, and the embassy of the United States.
  • Aoyama (青山) - Home to Aoyama Cemetery, one of Tokyo's largest graveyards.
  • Azabu (麻布) - One of Tokyo's more upscale residential areas, home to many embassies.
  • Ebisu (恵比寿) - The namesake of Yebisu Beer.
  • Hamamatsucho (浜松町) - Hamamatsucho Station is the terminal for the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport.
  • Mita (三田) - Home to Keio University and a large number of small Buddhist temples.
  • Odaiba (お台場) - One of Tokyo's most popular entertainment areas, featuring the Fuji TV studios, Palette Town shopping complex, Dream Bridge, Tokyo Big Sight, etc. Located on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay, and connected to central Tokyo by the Yurikamome transit line over the Rainbow Bridge.
  • Roppongi (六本木) - Tokyo's best-known nightlife district, especially popular among foreigners; also home to the Roppongi Hills complex, which houses the studios of TV Asahi, the J-Wave radio station, the Tokyo Grand Hyatt Hotel and a shopping complex.
  • Shiba Park 「芝公園」- Houses the Zojoji temple. Tokyo Tower is located one block away.
  • Shinbashi (新橋) - Shinbashi Station, the northern terminal of Japan's first railway line. Also home to the Shiosite office and entertainment complex, which houses Nippon Television studios.
  • Shirokanedai (白金台) - Home to Meiji Gakuin University.
  • Takanawa(高輪) - Home to the Soto temple of Sengaku-ji. Shinagawa Station, one of Tokyo's largest train stations, is located in Takanawa although it is associated with Shinagawa to the south. An area of many 1980's hotels including the Takanawa Prince Hotel, Shin Takanawa Prince Hotel and Pacific Meridian Hotel.
  • Toranomon (虎ノ門) - TV Tokyo studios and the Toranomon Station underground complex.
  • Tsuki no Misaki (月の岬) is a plateau.

State Guest House, Akasaka Palace Akasaka (赤坂) is a residential and commercial district of Minato-ku, Tokyo, located west of the government center in Nagatacho and north of the Roppongi nightlife district. ... State Guest-House Akasaka Palace The State Guest-House (Geihinkan; 迎賓館) is a facility in which the government of Japan accommodates visiting state dignitaries. ... Tokyo Broadcasting System, Incorporated (株式会社東京放送, Kabushiki Gaisha Tōkyō Hōsō, commonly referred to as TBS) (TYO: 9401) is a television network in Tokyo, Japan. ... Ark Hills (アークヒルズ) is one of the major office developments of Mori Building in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... The U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan. ... Aoyama can refer to: 1. ... Azabu (麻布) is a district of Minato Ward in Tokyo, Japan, built on a marshy area of foothills south of central Tokyo. ... There is a disputed proposal that this article should be merged with Tokyo Ebisu is a fashionable shopping district (named after Ebisu, the god of wealth), with many sidewalk cafes and fashion shops. ... Hamamatsuchō Station (浜松町駅; -eki) is a station on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tōhoku lines located in Tokyos Minato-ku. ... Tokyo Monorail (東京モノレール) is a monorail system connecting Tokyo International Airport to Hamamatsucho Station in downtown Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo International Airport (Japanese: 東京国際空港 Tōkyō Kokusai KÅ«kō) (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT) is an airport in Ota, Tokyo, Japan (35°33′8″N, 139°46′47″E). ... Insert non-formatted text hereInsert non-formatted text here This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Keio University(library,Mita campus) Keio University (慶應義塾大学 Keiō Gijuku Daigaku) is Japans oldest and one of its most prestigious institutions of higher education. ... View of Odaiba in the distance from the Rainbow Bridge, with the Fuji TV studio in the background Odaiba (お台場) is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan. ... The Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba is known for its eccentric architecture. ... New Transit Yurikamome (新交通ゆりかもめ) is an automated guideway transit service operated by the Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Corporation, connecting Shinbashi to Ariake on the artificial island of Odaiba in Tokyo, Japan. ... // General Information The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Tokyo Port, located on the northernmost part of Tokyo Bay, connecting the Shibaura Wharf and the new waterfront development area, known as Odaiba in Minato-ku ward, Tokyo. ... Roppongi Hills Roppongi (六本木), a part of Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan, is chiefly known for its nightlife and the presence of Western tourists and expatriates, although the vast majority of visitors are Japanese. ... Roppongi Hills Roppongi Hills (Japanese: 六本木ヒルズ) is one of Japans largest integrated property developments. ... TV Asahi building in Roppongi Hills TV Asahi Corporation (EX, 株式会社テレビ朝日, Kabushiki Gaisha Terebi Asahi) TYO: 9409 is a television network operating in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. ... J-WAVE is an Japanese FM radio station based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Zojoji in Shiba Park, with Tokyo Tower in the background. ... Tokyo Tower rises above the Great Gate of Zojoji Sanroku-zan Zojoji (増上寺: Zōjōji) is a Buddhist temple in the Shiba neighborhood of Minato-ku in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo Tower by day Tokyo Tower by night Tokyo Tower (東京タワー Tōkyō tawā) is a tower in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, at 35° 39′ 30″ N 139° 44′ 43″ E, whose design is based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. ... Dentsu Building Shinbashi Station Shinbashi (æ–°æ©‹) is a district of Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, located south of Ginza, east of Toranomon and north of Hamamatsucho. ... JR Shinbashi Station Shinbashi Station (新橋駅; -eki) is a major interchange station in Tokyos Minato Ward. ... Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV, 日本テレビ放送網株式会社, Nihon Terebi Hōsōmō Kabushiki Gaisha) (TYO: 9404) is a television network in Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan owned by the Yomiuri Shimbun. ... Meiji Gakuin University is one of the Christian universities in Tokyo and Yokohama. ... For the vegetable, see Celosia. ... Categories: Stub ... Shinagawa (品川駅; -eki) is the first major station south of Tokyo Station and is a major interchange between the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, several JR commuter and regional lines as well as the private Keihin KyÅ«kō (京浜急行) line. ... Shinagawa (品川区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... The Takanawa Prince Hotel is a slightly upscale complex of three hotels (Takanawa Prince, Shin Takanawa Prince, and Sakura Tower) situated in the Takanawa district of Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... TV TOKYO Corporation (TX, 株式会社テレビ東京, Kabushiki Gaisha Terebi Tōkyō) TYO: 9411 is a TV station based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Kanji for Tsuki no Misaki. ...

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Minato-ku is the main physical setting for the Anime series Sailor Moon. Chichibunomiya 秩父宮 rugby stadium in the Kita Aoyama district of central Tokyo is the spiritual home of Japanese rugby and the headquarters of the Japan Rugby Football Union. ... Categories: Stub ... Incense burns at the burial graves of the 47 Ronin at Sengakuji. ... The State Guest-House (Geihinkan; 迎賓館) is a facility in which the government of Japan accommodates visiting state dignitaries. ... Sangedatsu Gate at Zojoji Sanen-zan Zojoji (三縁山増上寺: Zōjō-ji) is a Buddhist temple in the Shiba neighborhood of Minato-ku in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Tokugawa clan crest The Tokugawa clan ) was a powerful daimyo family of Japan. ... In Japanese history, a shogun (将軍 shōgun) was the practical ruler of Japan for most of the time from 1192 to the Meiji Era beginning in 1868. ... Minato (港) is Japanese for port. ... Anime (アニメ) is a style of animation originating in Japan. ... Sailor Moon (in full, 美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi SÄ“rā MÅ«n, literally Beautiful young girl soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of the famous series originally authored as a manga by Naoko Takeuchi that resulted in multiple other types of media, including anime, musical theatre, video games and recently tokusatsu...


Transportation

Rail

Tokaido Shinkansen route Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) is the original Shinkansen line that opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. ... Shinagawa (品川駅; -eki) is the first major station south of Tokyo Station and is a major interchange between the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, several JR commuter and regional lines as well as the private Keihin KyÅ«kō (京浜急行) line. ... Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series Cattle wagon before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map The Yamanote Line (山手線; Yamanote-sen) is one of Tokyos busiest and most important commuter lines. ... A northbound Keihin-Tohoku line rapid train bound for Minami-Urawa pauses at Ueno Station The Keihin-Tohoku Line (京浜東北線) is a 59 km railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Warabi, Kawaguchi, Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Yokohama. ... Tokaido Main Line The Tōkaidō Main Line (東海道本線 Tōkaidō-honsen) is the busiest trunk line of Japan Railway (JR), connecting Tokyo Station and Kobe Station. ... A northbound Yokosuka Line train bound for Narita Airport passes a grade crossing outside of the Kita-Kamakura station. ... Keihin Electric Express Railway (京浜急行電鉄) Keihin Electric Express Railway Co. ... new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... Click on map to enlarge The Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (東京地下鉄千代田線) is a metro line in Tokyo, Japan, administered by the Tokyo Metro. ... Ginza Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Hanzomon Line (Click on image to enlarge) The Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (東京地下鉄半蔵門線) is a metro line in Tokyo, Japan, administered by the Tokyo Metro. ... Hibiya Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Marunouchi Line train crossing the Kanda River near Ochanomizu Station Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (東京地下鉄丸ノ内線) is a subway line, part of the Tokyo Metro system in Tokyo, Japan. ... Namboku Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ... The Toei Asakusa Line (都営浅草線: Toei Asakusa-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Toei ÅŒedo Line (都営地下鉄大江戸線, Toei Chikatetsu ÅŒedo-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (not the Tokyo Metro). ... The Toei Mita Line (都営三田線; Toei Mita-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. ... New Transit Yurikamome (新交通ゆりかもめ) is an automated guideway transit service operated by the Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Corporation, connecting Shinbashi to Ariake on the artificial island of Odaiba in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo Monorail (東京モノレール) is a monorail system connecting Tokyo International Airport to Hamamatsucho Station in downtown Tokyo, Japan. ...

Highway

  • Shuto Expressway
    • No. 1 Haneda Route (Edobashi JCT - Iriya)
    • No.2 Meguro Route (Ichinohashi JCT - Togoshi)
    • No.11 Daiba Route (Shibaura JCT - Ariake JCT)
    • B Bayshore Route (Namiki - Kawasaki-ukishima JCT)
    • C1 Inner Loop (Hitotsubashi - Takaracho - Kyobashi - Ginza - Shiodome - Hamazakibashi - Shiba Park - Tanimachi - Kasumigaseki - Daikanmachi - Hitotsubashi)

Shuto Expressway (首都高速道路 Shuto-kōsoku-dōro Metropolitan Expressway) is a network of expressways in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. ...

Famous people

The Shōwa Emperor (Hirohito) Hirohito (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989), the 124th imperial ruler of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigned from 1926 to 1989. ... Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (黒柳徹子 Kuroyanagi Tetsuko, born August 9, 1933 in Tokyo) is a well-known Japanese TV personality. ... Takashi Matsumoto (松本隆, born July 16, 1949 in Minato, Tokyo -) is a Japanese lyricist, former member of Happy End. ... Taki Rentaro (滝廉太郎, August 24, 1879 - June 29, 1903) is a pianist, and one of the most well-known composers of Japan. ... Shunsuke Tsurumi is a Japanese philosopher. ... Yakushimaru Hiroko (薬師丸ひろ子; born 9 June 1964 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress and singer. ...

External links

  • Minato City official website in English

Travel guide to Minato, Tokyo from Wikitravel Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ...




Tokyo Metropolis Symbol of Tokyo Metropolis
Wards: Adachi | Arakawa | Bunkyō | Chiyoda | Chūō | Edogawa | Itabashi | Katsushika | Kita | Kōtō | Meguro | Minato | Nakano | Nerima | Ōta | Setagaya | Shibuya | Shinagawa | Shinjuku (capital) | Suginami | Sumida | Toshima | Taitō
Cities: Akiruno | Akishima | Chōfu | Fuchū | Fussa | Hachiōji | Hamura | Higashikurume | Higashimurayama | Higashiyamato | Hino | Inagi | Kiyose | Kodaira | Koganei | Kokubunji | Komae | Kunitachi | Machida | Mitaka | Musashimurayama | Musashino | Nishi-Tōkyō | Ōme | Tachikawa | Tama
Districts and Subprefectures: Nishitama District | Hachijō Subprefecture | Miyake Subprefecture | Ogasawara Subprefecture | Ōshima Subprefecture

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Minato, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (558 words)
Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.
Hamamatsucho (浜松町) - Hamamatsucho Station is the terminal for the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport.
Shinagawa Station, one of Tokyo's largest train stations, is located in Takanawa although it is associated with Shinagawa to the south.
Tokyo Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (606 words)
Tokyo Tower (東京タワー Tōkyō tawā) is a tower in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, at 35°39′30″N, 139°44′43″E, whose design is based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Tokyo Tower can be seen from many points in Tokyo; recently, one of the best vantage points for viewing the Tower has been the Roppongi Hills complex, which has an outdoor terrace offering a panoramic view of the Tower and surrounding skyline.
Tokyo Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
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