Minato, Tokyo

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Minato
港区
Location
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Physical characteristics
Area 20.34 km²
Population (as of 2005)
     Total 175,467
     Density 8,627/km²
Symbols
Minato Hall
Mayor Masaaki Takei
Official website: Minato


Image:Map Minato-ku en.png
Location of Minato-ku in Tokyo.

Minato (港区 Minato-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. As of 2005, it has an estimated population of 175,467 and a density of 8627 persons per km². The total area is 20.34 km².

Minato hosts 49 embassies. It is home to various companies, including Animax, 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).

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[edit] Geography

Minato is located southwest of the Imperial Palace and has boundaries with the special wards of Chiyoda, Chūō, Koto (in Odaiba), Shinagawa, Shibuya and Shinjuku.

[edit] History

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947 with the merger of Akasaka, Azabu and Shiba Wards.

[edit] Education

[edit] Colleges and universities

[edit] 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.

[edit] Places

[edit] Transportation

[edit] Rail

[edit] Road

  • 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 (Edobashi - Takaracho - Kyobashi - Ginza - Shiodome - Hamazakibashi - Shiba Park - Tanimachi - Kasumigaseki - Daikanmachi - Edobashi)
  • National roads:
    • Route 1 (Sakurada-dori)
    • Route 15 (Dai-Ichi Keihin)
    • Route 246 (Aoyama-dori)
  • Other major roads:
    • Atago-dori
    • Kaigan-dori
    • Kyu-kaigan-dori
    • Gaien-higashi-dori
    • Gaien-nishi-dori
    • Hibiya-dori
    • Roppongi-dori

[edit] Ferry

Tokyo's main ferry terminal is located adjacent to Takeshiba Station on the Yurikamome, due east of JR Hamamatsucho Station.

[edit] Famous people

Minato-ku is the main physical setting for the Anime series Sailor Moon.

[edit] External links

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Minato, Tokyo travel guide from Wikitravel



Image:Tokyo region shadow picture.png Tokyo Metropolis
Wards: Adachi | Arakawa | Bunkyō | Chiyoda | Chūō | Edogawa | Itabashi | Katsushika | Kita | Kōtō | Meguro | Minato | Nakano | Nerima | Ōta | Setagaya | Shibuya | Shinagawa | Shinjuku | 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
ca:Minato (Tòquio)

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Minato, Tokyo

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