Toranomon (虎ノ門) is a business district of Minato, Tokyo.

Toranomon district


The Toranomon (Tiger Gate), demolished in the 1870s

Literally meaning "Tiger's Gate," Toranomon was the name of the southernmost gate of Edo Castle. The gate existed until the 1870s when it was demolished to make way for modern developments. The Toranomon Incident (虎ノ門事件 Toranomon Jiken) was an assassination attempt on the Prince Regent Hirohito of Japan on 27 December 1923 by communist agitator Daisuke Namba.

The district is home to many corporate headquarters. From the 1970s[1] through the mid-1990s Japan Air System (originally Toa Domestic Airlines) was headquartered in the Mori Building (森ビル, Mori Biru) in Toranomon.[2][3] Air China has its Tokyo offices in the Air China Building in Toranomon.[4] TV Tokyo,[5] Japan Tobacco,[6] Oki Electric Industry,[7] Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance,[8] and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines have their headquarters in Toranomon.[9]

The National Printing Bureau has its headquarters in the district.[10] Okura Museum of Art and Hotel Okura Tokyo are also located in Toranomon.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. March 20, 1975. "505.
  2. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 23–29, 1994. "Japan Air System" 95.
  3. ^ "Introduction to JAS." Japan Air System. November 7, 1996. Retrieved on January 7, 2011. "No. 37 Mori Bldg., 3-5-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan." Address in Japanese: "東京都港区虎ノ門三丁目5番1号(第37森ビル)"
  4. ^ "Worldwide sales offices Archived 2013-02-02 at the Wayback Machine." Air China. Retrieved on October 19, 2012. "Airchina Bldg, 2-5-2 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Japan"
  5. ^ "Corporate Data Archived 2010-01-30 at the Wayback Machine." TV Tokyo. Retrieved on June 21, 2010.
  6. ^ "Corporate Data (As of March 31, 2014) Archived February 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine." Japan Tobacco. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Corporate Profile." Oki Electric Industry. Retrieved on March 12, 2019. "Head Office [...] 1-7-12 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-8460, Japan" - Japanese address: "本社: 東京都港区虎ノ門1-7-12(電話: 03-3501-3111 大代表)" map
  8. ^ "Company Profile." (Archive) Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance. Retrieved on August 26, 2013. "Headquarter [sic] Tokyo head office: Kamiyacho MT Bldg, 4-3-20 Toranomon, Minato-ku,Tokyo, Japan" - Information in Japanese (Archive) "所在地 東京本社 〒105-8622 東京都港区虎ノ門4丁目3番20号 神谷町MTビル"
  9. ^ "Corporate Profile Archived 2010-02-20 at the Wayback Machine." Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. Retrieved on June 21, 2010.
  10. ^ "Bureau Overview." National Printing Bureau. Retrieved on February 28, 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Toranomon at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°40′01″N 139°44′51″E / 35.6669°N 139.7475°E / 35.6669; 139.7475