Roppongi Area Guide: Best City Skyline observatory, Nightlife And Art at Mori Art Museum
Staying in Roppongi is a Great location for exploring Tokyo’s Most luxurios shopping malls, the Best Tokyo Skyline observatory, Tokyo Nightlife and modern and Traditional Art at Tokyo Museums.
Staying in Roppongi you can easily walk between Omotesando, Shibuya and Harajuku, and check out most of Tokyo Attractions without breaking a sweat.
Things To Do
Tokyo City View on the 52 floor of Mori building. The Skyline observatory’s viewing deck has a 360 degrees of the city, the Best in Tokyo.In the early mornings (mainly during winter) you’ll catch the sight of Mt Fuji. In the evenings the city lights are stunning.
Tickets to Mori Art Museum (which is on the 53 floor) include admission to the City View observatory.
Virgin Toho Cinemas – A mega-cinema complex with nine screens and futuristic décor. It is open all night. You can catch a late night movie AFTER Tokyo clubs and Bars close.
Modern Art – The Mori Art Museum in Mori Tower has great exhibitions of international and local artists. You can easily spend an hour or two at the museum’s fantastic bookstore. The museum is on the 53 floor (opening hours 10:00 AM to 22:00 PM, until 17:00 PM on Tues).
Museum tickets include admission to the City View observatory which is on the 52 floor.
Traditional Japanese Art – The Suntory Art Museum is located inside Tokyo Midtown. The museum holds an impressive collection of Japanese Ceramics.
The traditional tea ceremony in the museum every second Thursday is really worth joining.
Once you buy a ticket to enter one of these Tokyo museums, you’ll get a discount on admission fee for any other Museum in Tokyo.
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Tokyo Midtown – A luxury complex of buildings with High end designer shops, live music, and Chef Restaurants. The 5-floor retail space includes the first Terence Conran restaurant in Japan, a wine bar (Coppola’s Vinoteca) showcasing the wines of Francis Ford Coppola, and a ‘Dean & DeLuca’.
Roppongi Hills – a sleek complex that includes more than 200 high-end shops, restaurants, Toho Cinema, Mori Art museum, the Tokyo City Skyline Observatory and a fantastic open space which is especially beautiful at night.
Don’t miss nighttime illuminations, and the sight of Tokyo Tower from Roppongi Hills at night – Strikingly beautiful!
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Gonpachi (1-13-11 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – the cozy Izakaya with the traditional Japanese interior which inspired the big sword fight scene from ‘Kill Bill’.
I love this place, although some say its ‘very touristy’, but I always have a good time there. They have a few Gonpachi in Tokyo, I’ve only been to this one.
Roku Roku – (at the Grand Hyatt Hotel 6F in Roppongi Hills). Sushi and sashimi and a wide selection of Japanese sakes from boutique distilleries. The design is inspired by Japanese interior.
Atelier de Joel Robuchon (Roppongi Hills 2F). The first overseas venture of the celebrity Michelin-starred chef. Seating is at a long counter running along the full length of the restaurant. This setup creates constant interaction with the chefs at the prep stations. The food combines French, Spanish and Japanese influences and can be sampled through a tasting menu or ordered a la carte. The wine list is international. No reservations are accepted, so prepare to queue.
Pintokona (Roppongi Hills-Metro Hat/Holly, take the escalator 2 floors down from Roppongi Hills). This revolving conveyor-belt sushi restaurant takes plates out of rotation after thirty minutes with the help of an electronic chip in each plate that keeps track of freshness.
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The B Roppongi-from $150
Located right between Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown complex, You can’t ask for a better location.
It’s an excellent deal because Hotels in this area tend to be more costly. The B Roppongi was renovated lately, and receives Great Reviews.
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The Okura Hotel-from $370
For the Most Elegant Lobby in Tokyo. The hotel lobby was spared renovation, and Design is a charming 60’th Architecture.
The Bar holds the Romantic warmth of pre-war era.
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Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo-from $400
Chic, modern and luxurious with breathtaking views of Tokyo. Located in Roppongi Hills complex, it’s in the middle of everything and it’s one of the most luxurious Hotels in the city. I especially like their dark and decadent Bar – Maduro, with deep leather sofas and a nice mix of locals and tourists. Live jazz every evening.
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Ritz-Carlton Tokyo-from $500
The hotel was built with exceptional views from all rooms in mind. And indeed night time city views are absolutely stunning.On clear days Mt Fuji is visible from the Rooms.
Location-wise it’s in the heart of the district with many Elegant restaurants and clubs right beneath the hotel.
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