Where is Roppongi?

Roppongi area is known as fancy town for adults. It takes about 10 min drive or 15 min by train to get to Roppongi from Akasaka. Since there are museums, shopping spots, movie theatre, and restaurants, it is a popular dating place in Tokyo. Roppongi/Akasaka area is famous for its 5 star hotels properties too, there are Grand Hyatt Tokyo, The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu…etc. Luxury high brand shops line up the streets with some public art works and walking those streets lifts you up! In Spring, cherry blossoms beautifully decorate the Keyakizaka street and in winter, lovely illuminations light up the town. Don’t miss the night scenery from Roppongi sky deck too!

 

 

Roppongi Spots

“Tokyo’s landmark! The one and only red tower”
Tokyo tower

Tokyo tower, being Tokyo’s symbol for a long time, was built on December 23rd, 1958 as a radio tower.  The height is 333m and it was the highest tower then, higher than Eiffel Tower in Paris. In 2011, the function as a radio tower transferred to Tokyo Sky tree. The red and white colored tower is still loved by many people. You can of course enjoy watching the landscapes of Tokyo at the observatory. On Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, 600 steps of outer stairways are opened. You can go up the stairs to the main deck by feeling the air and enjoying the scenery. 

Tokyo tower
Address:4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011
Access:
5 minute walk from “Akabanebashi sta.”
7 minute walk from “Kamiyacho sta.”
6 minute walk from “Onarimon Station” 
Official:https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/en.html

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“The symbol of Roppongi”
Roppongi Hills Building

The symbol building of Roppongi. Mori art museum, sky deck observatory, shopping spots, movie theatre, fancy restaurants…. you can find anything here. Huge spider, Maman, is famous street art for its realness. You can also relax at Mohri garden, a cozy Japanese garden at this middle of the metropolis. Roppongi Hills building shows many faces to you.

Roppongi Hills Building
Address:6-11-1 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-6108
Access:
3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 1C (direct access to Roppongi Hills through concourse)
6-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 3
9-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Azabu-juban Station” Exit 7
12-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Namboku Line “Azabu-juban Station” Exit 4
10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Nogizaka Station” Exit 5
Official:https://www.roppongihills.com/en/

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“Many young Japanese wish to visit here once in a lifetime”
Keyakizaka Hill street

Keyakizaka Hill street is famous for beautiful cherry blossom trees in Spring and for Christmas lights and decorations in winter. You can see the beautiful scenery with Tokyo tower in the back.

Keyakizaka Hill street
Address:1-5 Azabujuban, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0045
Access:3 minutes walk from “Roppongi sta.” / 3 minutes walk from “Nogizaka.”

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“Another building in Roppongi with many attractions of restaurants, stores, and museums etc”
Tokyo Midtown

About 130 shops and restaurants are in Tokyo Midtown Roppongi. The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, 5 star hotel, is also in one of the buildings. Public arts and museums welcome you here. Suntory museum of Art and 2121 design sight are very popular museums. Suntory Museum of Art is focusing on the beauty of Japan and 2121 design sight shows many faces of designs. The building of 2121 sight is designed by Tadao Ando, a famous architect. Both are temporary exhibition basis so don’t forget to check what is exhibitors when you’ll visit.

Tokyo Midtown
Address:9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052
Access:Direct link from “Roppongi sta.” exit 8/3 minutes walk from “Nogizaka.”  exit 3
Official:http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/

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“Have a relaxing time with cute hedgehogs”
HARRY Roppongi, a hedgehog cafe

The first hedgehog cafe in the world. You can enjoy your time with hedgehogs, rabbits, and fennec at this cafe. These animals are also for sale so you can go back home with your special cute one!

HARRY Roppongi, a hedgehog cafe
Address:6-7-2 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo, 3F 106-0032
Access:1 minutes walk from “Roppongi  sta.”  exit
Official:http://www.yokoso.metro.tokyo.jp/en/

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“Channel 5’s TV programs are broadcasted from here”
TV Asahi

One of the largest TV stations in Japan. TV Asahi’s head office is at Roppongi. Guests can enter the first floor of this building and enjoy some photo shoot spots for free. TV Asahi shop has some special products only sold here. 

TV Asahi
Address:6-9-1 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-8001
Access:
5 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 1C (direct access to Roppongi Hills through concourse)
6 minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 3
10 minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Azabu-juban Station” Exit 7

 

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“Akasaka’s landmark building with restaurants and stores”
Akasaka Sacas

Multiple facilities are in Akasaka Sacas. Akasaka ACT theatre, Akasaka Biz tower (Restaurants of international cuisine are on the underground floors), and one of the biggest TV stations in Japan, TBS’s head office is also located here. TBS shops are on the first floor and you can get some interacting souvenirs of Japanese TV program. Most of the shopping facilities are in the Akasaka Biz tower.

Akasaka Sacas
Address:5-3-6 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052
Access:Direct link from “Akasaka sta.”

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“The line of beautiful Torii gates is photogenic”
Hie Shrine

Hie shrine is a high style shrine as Meiji Jingu in Tokyo. Government office buildings are located near Akasaka so this shrine is also famous that politicians often come to pray. There are Torii gates stairways that we want you to snap pics.

Hie Shrine
Address:2-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0014
Access:8 minutes walk from “Akasakamitsuke sta.”
Official:https://www.hiejinja.net/english/index.html

 

 

Summary

Roppongi and Akasaka area is known as one of the fanciest towns in Tokyo. It is surely a beautiful town with museums, public artworks, shopping stores and more. Roppongi’s night life is very famous too. We would love you to visit this area and enjoy the fancy town of Tokyo.