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Art and Events at Roppongi Hills

Art and Events at Roppongi Hills

Translated by Collin Radford

Written by Satomi Echigoya

Tokyo 2014.12.12 Bookmark

Tokyo, the city that never sleeps. Even after night descends, endless crowds gather here, at Roppongi. Especially distinct is "Roppongi Hills", which one could call the face of Roppongi.

What is Roppongi Hills?

"Roppongi Hills" is a multipurpose facility constructed as part of a redevelopment program headed by the comprehensive development firm "Moribiru" (森ビル), which is renowned even in Shanghai's "Shanghai World Financial Center" (SWFC). At its center lies the "Roppongi Hills Mori Tower", office space, apartments, a movie theater, a TV station, and an art gallery.

After Work, Hang Out Late at the "Mori Art Gallery"

From the Roppongi Hills Official HP

The "Mori Art Gallery" (森美術館) is situated on the 53rd floor of the "Roppongi Hills Mori Tower". Centered around modern artwork from many international artists, it presents pictures, commercial and industrial designs, architecture, photos and much more. It's open until 10pm, so you can check it out even after work - very Roppongi. With the purpose of offering opportunities to see, know and discuss art, there are also lectures and artist Q&A events available. There even events children under a year old can participate in.

Leisure in the Sky: "Tokyo City View" and "Sky Deck"

From the Roppongi Hills Official HP

”Tokyo City View" is 250 meters above sea level, on the 52nd floor of the Roppongi Hills building, where you can see the whole of Tokyo. It's situated on a hilltop, so you can look down on Tokyo Tower from above.

The Sky Deck is the highest outdoor observation deck in Japan, and offers a 360 degree view and the rare experience of feeling the air above Tokyo.

All Night on Weekends!"Toho Cinemas, Roppongi Hills"

The theater doubles as the main stage for the International Tokyo Film Festival, with a total of nine screens and fully reservable seating. On the weekends it's open all night until 5am.

Especially of note is the premium zone. Where there would normal fit 200 seats, they have installed only 80 to create a comfortable space on par with first class seating on a plane. Enter from the premium entrance, relax in the lounge, and have a drink all at 3000 yen. A perfect way to spend a special evening.

Events at the Roppongi Hills Arena

From the Roppongi Hills Official HP

The Roppongi Hills Arena, located next to Keyakizaka (けやき坂) and TV Asahi, is an outdoor entertainment space with a large roof and amphitheater. It's a great place to rest after you shop or visit the art gallery.

There are also tons of events, such as live music shows and the Belgian Beer Weekend, so keep your eyes open.


Roppongi Hills

Address:6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Station:Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, "Roppongi" Station Exit 1C
/Toei Subway Oedo Line, Roppongi Staion Exit 3
/Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, "Nogizaka" (乃木坂) Station Exit 5
/Bus from the Shibuya Station
Hours:11:00~21:00(for shops), 11:00~23:00(for resturants)
Official HP:http://www.roppongihills.com

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