Translated by Mariko Satoh
Tokyo Midtown: Have Fun Shopping And Enjoy A Picnic In Roppongi
Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi is an amazing commercial complex that offers a wide range of fun activities - everything from shopping for the latest fashions to places where you can enjoy a picnic in the park!
Written by Satomi Echigoya
The large commercial complex, Tokyo Midtown, is directly connected to Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Toei Oedo Line. Shopping malls, parks, offices, museums, and hotels gather in this vast area where the Hinokicho camp of the Ministry of Defense was originally located. It is literally another new town right in the middle of Roppongi.
High-End Shopping Mall That Welcomes International Visitors
They have lineups from boutiques that offers trendy items to concept shops of well-known fashion brands. The famous Japanese architect Kuma Kengo designed the interior of Lucien Pellat-finet. It is fun just looking around the store.
Find High-Quality Japanese Souvenirs at Tokyo Midtown
On the third floor, there are many stores based around the concept of "Japan". Tokyo Midtown is recommended for those who are looking for gifts for friends overseas and back home.
THE COVER NIPPON offers made-in-Japan variety goods and furniture from all over Japan.
On the first basement floor which specializes in food products, you will find Kayanoya. Established in 1893, this store offers traditional flavorings, such as their popular dashi stock, as well as additive-free seasonings. These can make attractive souvenirs too, adding a little Japanese taste to your regular meals. Want to have a taste of it before making a purchase? At Shiruya, an eat-in space in the store, you can try soups that use their dashi and onigiri rice balls.
Nothing Like Roppongi – Midtown Green, Full of Greenery
Midtown is also well-known for its green spaces. Starting from Hinokicho Park, Midtown Garden brings a vivid, lush green space to the heart of this big city.
Midtown Garden is an ideal place for visitors to take a break and relax. Various trees, including cherry and camphor trees, grow here and make almost a natural art gallery, while in the lawn area, visitors can eat and drink anything besides alcoholic beverages. Wouldn't it be fancy to enjoy a picnic lunch here?
In winter, this area becomes an ice rink that is open until ten o'clock at night every day of the season.
Ask the Concierge
Tokyo Midtown also has various restaurants, art museums, and a grocery store that is open 24 hours to assist its patrons as well. A concierge on the first floor counter will help you in case you have questions about anything at all here, so whether you are looking for a place to eat with your family, gift shopping for friends, or looking for a specific fashion item, they will do their utmost to make your experience a pleasant one in Tokyo Midtown.
Address: Tokyo Minato, Akasaka 9-7-1
Hours: Shops 11:00-21:00, Restaurants 11:00-24:00, Grocery Store 24 hours
Nearest Station: Roppongi Station, various lines
Access: directly connected to Roppongi Station via Hibiya Line, Exit 8 of Roppongi Station (Toei Oedo Line), and a 3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)