Minato is a ward in central . The name means "port", referring to its seaside location, although due to reclamation many areas in the district are quite far from the sea these days.

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is an expensive section of 's ward famous for its nightlife, much of which is geared towards foreigners.

is a large artificial island in , , featuring many hypermodern and just plain strange buildings memorably described as the result of an acid-soaked pre-schooler's architecture class.

is one of 's central business districts, full of corporate headquarters and expensive hotels.


is a district of central which is a significant business center and commercial area, although not quite as busy as or to the west.

is a district of the ward of central , .

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Temple University, Japan Campus is an international campus of Temple University.

TV Asahi Corporation, also known as EX and Tele-Asa, is a Japanese television network with its headquarters in , , Japan.

Tokyo International School is an international school in Minami Azabu, , , .It was founded in 1997 by parents who wanted to provide an education for their children.

Shirokane-takanawa Station is a subway station in Takanawa 1-chōme, , Japan, jointly operated by the two Tokyo subway operators, Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway.

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park is a park located in Minami-Azabu, , Japan.

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Azabu-juban Station is the name of two subway stations in , Japan, one operated by Tokyo Metro and the other by Toei Subway.

Gotanda is a busy district in the Shinagawa of , Japan.

Nagatachō is a district of , , located in Ward.

Kasumigaseki is a district in in , .

Harajuku is a district in , , . Harajuku is the common name given to a geographic area spreading from to Omotesando, corresponding on official maps of Shibuya ward as Jingūmae 1 chōme to 4 chōme.


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