The One about Tokyo Midtown in Akasaka

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In 2007, the mixed-use development known as Tokyo Midtown was complete and unveiled to the public.

The location of where Tokyo Midtown is at was once the home of the Mori clan during the Edo period.  And when the site was then took over by the United States Army in 1946 and was returned to Japan in 1960, where it became known as Camp Hinokicho and Hinokicho Air Base, and was the headquarters of the Japan Defense Agency

When the location was completed, Tokyo Midtown Tower became the tallest building in Tokyo (Tokyo Skytree is now the tallest) but the area became known being the new quarters of the Suntory Museum of Art, the location for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and the headquarters of Hudson Soft.

The location has the Midtown Tower, Midtown East, Midtown West (where the headquarters of Fujifilm and Fuji Xerox are location), Parkside, Midtown Front, Midtown Gardenside (where the Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown luxury serviced apartments are located) and the Galleria.

The location is one of my favorite places to visit, may it be to dine at the Michelin-rated Azure 45 or other restaurants, shopping at the various stores in the area, or if you are into art, Tokyo Midtown is definitely one place to visit for those who want to experience Tokyo especially during the Christmas holidays as the area is decked out for the holidays with tons of lights (in Japanese, instead of saying Christmas lights, say “illumination” instead).

At any rate, a fantastic place to visit, for food, fun and shopping galore!

For more information on Tokyo Midtown, please click here.  Download the Tokyo Midtown Guide via PDF here.



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Dennis A. Amith