The neighborhood had a seedy reputation until the early 2000’s when intensive revitalization
took place, most notably in the form of massive integrated property developments like Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown. These are self-contained cities with the city, combining residential, retail, dining, entertainment, commercial, natural, and cultural spaces. Both sites use architectural designs that emphasize open, comforting spaces pleasing to the people who live, work, or visit there.
Roppongi is really two different cities: one in the daytime, and another at night. During the day,
it’s all about art, food, and fashion. There are three world class art museums within walking
distance of each other, referred to as the Art Triangle, as well as a myriad of private galleries and outdoor permanent and temporary installations. The international flavor of Roppongi is well known among locals, and you can find just about any cuisine you can imagine, often in restaurants staffed by people from those countries.
At night, the area comes alive as an all night party town, particularly the intersection of Roppongi-dōri and Gaien-higashi-dōri, popularly known as Roppongi Crossing. Along these
streets are bars, night clubs, hostess bars, karaoke parlors, and other forms of nightlife. While
most of the action is on the main drag, exploring the side streets can lead to some of the areas more chill and intimate businesses.
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Tourist Sights in ROPPONGI Area
Marunouchi BuildingComplex facility/Commercial facilityTokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 2-4-1
Kitanomaru ParkParkTokyo Chiyoda-ku Kitanomarukouen 1-1
The National Museum of Modern Art, TokyoArt museumTokyo Chiyoda-ku Kitanomarukouen 3-1
Crafts Gallery, National Museum of Modern Art, TokyoArt museumTokyo Chiyoda-ku Kitanomarukouen 1-1
Tsukiji Outer MarketOthersTokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 4-16-2
Shiseido GalleryGalleryTokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 8-8-3 Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building B1
Roppongi HillsComplex facility/Commercial facilityTokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-11
Mori GardensTraditional gardenTokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6
Mori Art MuseumArt museumTokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-1 Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F
Tokyo City ViewObservation tower/TowerTokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-1 Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F / rooftop