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Where to Go in Roppongi

While it’s a big area, Roppongi’s best sights tend to be clustered together in new modern complexes with mixed retail, office space, and even apartments. Built as cities-within-cities, you’ll find everything you need all in one place, but there’s still plenty to do all around the Roppongi area as well.

Where to Go in Roppongi

CONTENTS

  • Roppongi Hills

  • Tokyo Midtown

  • Keyaki-zaka and Tsutaya

  • Tokyo Tower

  • Zojo-ji

  • Roppongi Hills

    Built on the grounds of a feudal lord’s palace, Roppongi Hills is an integrated urban
    development featuring highrises and shopping that allow people to live, work, shop, eat, and hang out all in one space. You can find everything from restaurants, art museums and a theater, to traditional gardens and performance spaces all united by striking architectural design. Everything you need can be found in a single location. Aside from the incredibly designed retail spaces, the top floor of the Mori Tower features a panoramic view of Tokyo as well as the renowned Mori Art Museum.

    Roppongi Hills

    Roppongi Hills

  • Tokyo Midtown

    Like Roppongi Hills, Midtown combines living and working spaces with shopping, art, gardens,
    and a hotel, again unified by beautiful design by a number of famous architects. The complex is also home to 21_21 Design Sight, a gallery/workshop operated by Issey Miyake and Tadao Ando. In short, it’s a self-contained city within the city, and is constantly changing throughout the year with new events and pop-up shops.

    Tokyo Midtown

    Tokyo Midtown

  • Keyaki-zaka and Tsutaya

    Keyaki-zaka is a hillside street running through Roppongi Hills which is lined with zelkova trees
    that are illuminated with LEDs at night. At the bottom of the hill is a collaboration between the Tsutaya book and rental shop and Starbucks, with outdoor seating. Inside you can enjoy art and design books, and outside you can relax at a table, sip coffee and enjoy the illumination. There are even heaters set up so people can hang out here in the winter. Also along the hillside are other bars and restaurants that are mostly active in the evening.

    Keyaki-zaka and Tsutaya

    Keyaki-zaka and Tsutaya

  • Tokyo Tower

    No trip to the city is complete without a trip to Tokyo Tower. Built during the build-up to the 1964
    Olympic Games, the tower is a symbol of Japan’s economic recovery after WWII. Though nowbested in height by the Tokyo Skytree, there are two observation decks which give commanding views of the city, Tokyo Bay, and Mt. Fuji. At the base is Foot Town, where you can find museums, an aquarium, restaurants, and shops. The tower is illuminated with various color schemes at night, often in conjunction with events and holidays.

    Tokyo Tower

    Tokyo Tower

  • Zojo-ji

    Zojo-ji is one of the two main funerary temples of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Originally all the
    land that is now Shiba Park was part of the complex, but most of it was destroyed in the war.
    That said, it’s still one of the largest in the city, and with Tokyo Tower looming behind it, makes
    for an interesting mix of traditional and modern architecture. Next to the Prince Park Hotel, you can see the beautifully restored wood and gold gate of the shogun’s mausoleum.

    Zojo-ji

    Zojo-ji

    Tokyo Midtown
    Address
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-1 others
    Phone
    0334753100
    TSUTAYA TOKYO ROPPONGI
    Address
    東京都港区六本木6丁目11-1
    Phone
    03-5775-1515
    Tokyo Tower
    Address
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-2-8
    Phone
    0334335111
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