Translated by Briony Dunbar
Enjoy Tokyo's Nightlife At Roppongi Hills!
Written by yohei matsui
Lots of people visiting Japan wish to enjoy Tokyo's nightlife. Classy Roppongi is a popular area for such people. Let's take a look at Roppongi Hills!
Visitors to Japan have various goals. There are many who visit World Heritage Sites such as Mt. Fuji, all the while looking forward to savoring Japanese food.
On the other hand, there are probably just as many people who want to enjoy the nightlife in the world-famous metropolis, Tokyo. Roppongi is an area popular with such people. And within the Roppongi district itself, Roppongi Hills is most recommended.
There you can enjoy shopping and dining at restaurants, as well as taking in the night scenery at a lit-up Tokyo Tower 52-stories high. We want to show those visiting Japan the allure of this popular spot in Tokyo.
Here we shall introduce you to Roppongi’s popular Roppongi Hills area.
What Is Roppongi Hills?
Roppongi Hills is an urban complex opened in 2003. The concept is “a town built by the people”. In addition to the offices and residential spaces, there are over 200 commercial facilities such as restaurants and shops, a movie theater with the newest equipment, as well as an art museum, attracting over 40 million domestic and international visitors every year.
West Walk 2F's shopping mall
TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills, where you can enjoy 4D movies
The area is divided into Hillside, West Walk, Keyakizaka, Metro Hat, Hollywood plaza and North Tower. If you are visiting Roppongi Hills for the first time, or are confused about where to go, it might be good to walk mainly along the West Walk, which has various shops and restaurants.
Hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo
In addition, there is the Grand Hyatt Tokyoin the West Walk area, allowing for sightseeing while having Roppongi Hills as your base. At MATCHA, we have also written about other accommodation in Roppongi, so check out that article too if you’re in need of accommodation.
Reference article: 5 Hotels to Stay in Roppongi
Enjoy Art and the View From 52 Stories High at Tokyo Tower
Louise Bourgeois's "Maman"
Roppongi Hills’s lot area is huge, measuring in at at 93,389 square meters, and has various facilities inside. In addition to shopping and dining, you should partake in art appreciation. Many places are dotted with various artworks, including Roppongi Hills’s iconic Maman by Louise Bourgeois, so you can have a great time without spending any money.
Although there is an entrance fee, you can also experience authentic art at Mori Art Museum, the highest art museum in Japan located on the 53rd floor of Mori Tower.
Japanese - English audio guide
Mori Art Museum is open from 10:00am to 10:00pm, so you can also enjoy art even at night. Pricing is set at 1,800 yen for general admission, 1,200 yen for students, 600 yen for children (4 years old to middle school), and seniors for 1,500 yen (over 65 years old). In addition, they have a service where they commentate on the artwork in the building with audio guides in Japanese and English.
The next-door Tokyo City View Lounge on the 52nd floor is recommended too. From the Tokyo City View Lounge you get a view of Tokyo including Tokyo Tower. When visiting at night, you can view the city of Tokyo including the beautifully lit-up Tokyo Tower, with the scenery well known for resembling a painting.
There is also a sofa that's great for couples enjoying the view. How about visiting Roppongi Hills to see the glamorous night scenery of Tokyo. There are also various unique public art at Roppongi Hills, so check those out too.
Reference article: Roppongi: A Town Filled with Public Art
This time we’ve introduced you to a little bit of Roppongi Hills charm, but there are plenty of other ways to enjoy such as eating at restaurants, shopping, etc.
One of Roppongi Hills’s appeals is its wide variety of activities, such as shopping at TV Asahi Shop where they sell goods from the popular anime Doraemon, and eating at the teppanyaki restaurant Keyaki-zaka inside the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.
Discover your way of enjoying the sophistication ofRoppongi Hills, a place packed full of things to do.
Roppongi Hills (六本木ヒルズ)
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Wi-Fi: available (around 66 Plaza, Hillside B2F/2F area, Roppongi Hills Arena, Roppongi Keyaki-zaka street 1F/3F area, O-Yane Plaza, parts of West Walk)
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Station: Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
Access: Less than a minute walk from the 1C exit of Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Roppongi Station (directly connects to concourse)
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Phone number: +81-3-6406-6000
Official website: Roppongi Hills (English)