Roppongi Tokyo is famous for its nightlife and very popular with foreigners. Our Roppongi Guide includes Roppongi Hotels, attractions, shopping, pictures and restaurants.
Roppongi District of Tokyo's Minato Ward famous for its nightlife, particularly so for foreigners. The the opening of Roppongi Hills, a massive shopping and dining complex, has further increased the popularity of Roppongi.
Roppongi at night time looking towards Tokyo Tower
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ROPPONGI DISTRICT MAP
Roppongi-dori Intersection at the corner of Gaien-higashi-dori is generally considered to be the focus of the Roppongi District of Minato Ward, and is a popular meeting point. Roppongi-dori Intersection is actually under the elevated highway.
ROPPONGI OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT
Tokyo City View is the observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower Building which is part of the Roppongi Hills complex. In addition to the Tokyo City View, there is an open air observation deck called the Sky Deck on the 54th floor.
ROPPONGI MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES
Mori Art Museum is an art gallery which frequently holds special exhibitions. Mori Art Museum is on the 53rd floor of the Mori Tower Building which is part of the Roppongi Hills complex in the Roppongi District of Minato Ward.
The National Art Center, in Roppongi Tokyo, is an art gallery which mainly focuses on modern art and paintings (20th century). The National Art Center uses its 47,960 sqm to display 600 pieces. The National Art Center was opened in January 2007, in a building formerly used as a research facility by the University of Tokyo. The National Art Center building is a very modern design by Kisho Kurokawa and features a wave shape at the front of the building.
Roppongi Hills is an up market and extensive shopping and entertainment complex in the Roppongi District of Tokyo. Roppongi Hills includes the Mori Tower a 53 story high skyscraper, Mori Art Museum and Tokyo City View observation deck.
Mori Tower is a 53 story high skyscraper which forms part of the Roppongi Hills complex, which includes retail space, offices and residential levels. Mori Tower includes an observation deck, Tokyo City View, on the 52nd floor and Sky Deck on the 54th floor, which is an open air observation deck.
There are innumerable watering holes in Roppongi. Generally speaking, first floor and ground floor establishments cater to foreigners while higher stories feature more exclusive (and often sex-related) clubs aimed at the Japanese. ID is required by many clubs, so bring along your passport.
Author: Craig Fryer