2017.09.26

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What to see in Roppongi?

What to see in Roppongi?

Roppongi is lined with many fashionable boutiques and restaurants, and is famous as one of Tokyo's busiest districts. Every day, the area is bustling with many tourists from all over the world. In this article, we'll introduce some of the best sightseeing spots in Roppongi. (Information as of April 2017)

Roppongi Hills

A beloved Tokyo landmark, Roppongi Hills is one of the most popular commercial complexes in Japan. With a variety of shops ranging from interior design shops to luxury boutiques, the complex attracts lots of visitors. There is a movie theater with a giant screen and an observation deck located 250 meters above sea level called Tokyo City View, and the Mori Art Museum, which mainly exhibits contemporary art, and other cultural facilities. This place is perfect for anyone from children to adults!


In addition, the Roppongi Hills Arena in the central plaza hosts a variety of events throughout the year, giving visitors a chance to experience Tokyo at its best.



Access by Train

■Direct connection from Exit 1C of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
■A 4-minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
■Tokyo Metro Namboku Line Azabu-juban Station (Exit 4): 8 minutes on foot

Business Hours

■Shops:  11:00 - 21:00 
■Restaurants: 11:00 - 23:00 
※Opening hours may vary depending on the store.

Mori Art Museum: 10:00 - 22:00   Monday, Wednesday to Sunday (last admission 21:30)
                                 10:00 - 17:00  Tuesday (last admission 16:30)
■Mori Arts Center Gallery: 10:00 - 20:00  (Last admission 19:30)
Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays:  9:00 - 21:00  (last admission 20:30)
※Opening hours may change depending on the exhibition.

Tokyo City View

Tokyo City View is an observation deck located on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills. From the indoor observatory, you can see Tokyo's famous landmarks such as the Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, and Rainbow Bridge, and on a clear day, you can also see Mount Fuji and Chiba's Boso Peninsula. On the rooftop, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the Sky Deck, where you can enjoy a great panorama.



Access to Roppongi Hills

■Direct connection from Exit 1C of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
■4-minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
■8-minute walk from Exit 4 of Azabu-juban Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line

Opening Hours:
■Weekdays and holidays:  10:00 - 23:00  (last admission 22:30)
■Friday, Saturday, and the day before holidays:  10:00 am - 1:00 am  (last entry at midnight)
■Sky Deck:  11:00 - 20:00  (last admission 19:30)

※Please note that the Sky Deck may be closed without notice due to weather conditions.

Tokyo Midtown

Opened in 2007, Tokyo Midtown is a new type of complex that includes numerous shops, restaurants, museums, medical facilities, and green spaces. The cherry blossoms are lit up in the spring and illuminations are held in the winter, allowing visitors to enjoy the changing of the seasons.


Access by train
■Direct connection from Exit 8 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
■Direct connection from the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Roppongi Station through the underground passage
■3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Nogizaka Station (Exit 3)

Opening Hours
■Shop:  11:00 - 21:00
■Restaurants:  11:00 - 24:00 
※ Opening Hours are subject to change.

The National Art Center

The National Art Center in Tokyo is the fifth national art museum to be built in Japan. The building, designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa, has an impressive curved exterior. The museum's exhibition space, one of the largest in Japan, and has a large number of artworks, exhibitions from Japan and abroad.



Access by Train
■Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Nogizaka Station, Exit 6 (direct connection)
■4-minute walk from Exit 7 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
■5-minute walk from Exit 4a of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

Opening Hours
■Special Exhibition:  10:00 - 18:00   (Last admission 17:30)
※ Every Friday during the exhibition period: until 20:00  (last admission: 19:30)
※ Closing hours are subject to change
■Public exhibition:  10:00 - 18:00 (last admission 17:30)
■Closed days: Every Tuesday
※ If a national holiday or a substitute holiday falls on a weekday, the museum will be open and closed on the following weekday.

Suntory Museum of Art

Located in Tokyo Midtown, the Suntory Museum of Art has a collection of about 3,000 items including national treasures and important cultural assets. The museum has a cafe where you can taste Japanese food and sweets.


In addition, the Suntory Museum of Art holds a variety of events, some of which are hands-on events that children can enjoy, making it a great place for families.


Access to Tokyo Midtown
■Direct connection from Exit 8 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
■Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Roppongi Station (Direct connection to underground passage)
■3-minute walk from Nogizaka Station (Exit 3) on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line

Opening Hours
■10:00 - 18:00  (last admission 17:30)
※ Fridays and Saturdays,  10:00 - 20:00  (last admission 19:30)
■Shop: 10:30 - 18:00
※ Tuesdays and Exhibition replacement period: 11:00 - 18:00
■Cafe: 11:00 - 18:00 
※ Open until 20:00  on Fridays and Saturdays.

Mori Garden

The Mori Garden in Roppongi Hills is a vast 4,300-square-meter Japanese garden. It is well known as an oasis in the city. The garden is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, and flowers, and its beauty can be appreciated in every season.


Access to Roppongi Hills
■Directly connected from Exit 1C of "Roppongi Station" on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
■4 minutes walk from Exit 3 of "Roppongi Station" on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
■8 minutes walk from Exit 4 of Azabujuban Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line

Izumo Taisha Tokyo Shrine

The Izumo Taisha Tokyo Shrine is the only shrine in Tokyo that enshrines a branch of the Izumo Taisha Shrine in Shimane Prefecture. Many people come here to worship and pray to Okuninushi no Kami, a famous god of marriage.


Access:
■One minute on foot from Exit 2 of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
■3-minute walk from Exit 7 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line

Worship time:
9:00 - 17:00
※Praying:10:00 - 15:00


Roppongi has great places to visit, starting from shopping to dining and art, there are many tourist spots where you can enjoy Tokyo to the fullest. When you visit Roppongi, check out the places listed above!



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