Minato


The Southern center of the capital

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Minato is one of Tokyo wards, located in the center of the Japanese capital and in front of Odaiba bay. One of the broadest, it is spread out onto more than 20 square kilometers and is home of 32 districts, including Aoyama, Roppongi, Shiodome and Shinbashi. The big train station of Shinagawa, notably connecting most of the JR lines of the megacity, is located in the South of this area.

In Musashi's language, Minato name means "port". However, outside of its south-east side following Tokyo’s up to Odaiba, from Shinbashi to Shinagawa, its surface goes up to Omotesando and Aoyama on one side, and the hills of Roppongi and Asakusa on the other side. 

Minato is a very dynamic zone, home of numerous Japanese or international companies known worldwide, as well as about fifty embassies.

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