16 Best Things to Do in Roppongi

From Tokyo Tower to Night Clubs, Best Things to Do in Roppongi and Akasaka Area, Tokyo!

Tokyo by Night: Tokyo Tower and high-rise buildings

Roppongi and the surrounding districts (Akasaka, Azabu and Hiroo) are best known for their lavish and vibrant nightlife as plenty of bars and night clubs are located.

Besides nightlife, this neighborhood is also a great place to explore the modern side of Tokyo by shopping, museums, historical sites and sophisticated night views including Tokyo Tower.

If you are wondering what to do in Roppongi area, check out our list of the best things to do in Roppongi!

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1. MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless

MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM teamLab Borderless
© teamLab

In early 2024, Roppongi welcomed the popular digital art museum MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless relocated from Odaiba area to the brand-new Azabudai Hills complex opened in the area across Roppongi, Azabudai and Toranomon in 2023. Visitors can experience a brand-new immersive art attractions through the cutting-edge digital technology in teamLab Borderless.

▶ Book Tickets for teamLab Borderless TOKYO, Azabudai Hills

More info: MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless to Reopen

2. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

The observation deck "Tokyo City View" at Roppingi Hills Mori Tower

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower is a popular landmark of Roppongi district. The modern complex of life and entertainment in Tokyo, often called “city within a city”. You can spend easily a whole day at this modern mega complex building as every facilities are gathered in one place such as restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, cinema, museums, observation decks and many more. The garden with greenery trees are also located within the facility and it’s a popular place for cherry blossom viewing. Roppongi Hills is also a popular venue for winter illumination as a light-up event is held annually around Christmas season.

Book Tickets for TOKYO CITY VIEW at Mori Tower Roppongi Hills

More info: City within a City: Roppongi Hills

3. Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown is a large complex building similar to Roppongi Hills and they are located to near each other. Tokyo Midtown offers hundreds of trendy and entertaining facilities such as restaurants, shops, museums and events where visitors can enjoy for a day and night. It also consists residential facilities, clinics, hotel (The Ritz-Carlton) and more. Tokyo Midtown can be accessed directly from Roppongi Station.

More info: City within a City Tokyo: Midtown

4. Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower in day and night

Tokyo Tower is located near Roppongi area, and the tower itself is an amazing spot to gaze the sophisticated city view from the observation decks. Also there are several great spots in this neighbourhood to enjoy the magnificent views of this iconic tower.

Book tickets to Tokyo Tower Observatory!!

Related article: Where is the Best Place to See Tokyo Tower

5. Roppongi Art Triangle

Roppongi is in fact, one of the best cultural areas in Tokyo as several museums can be found. Three greatest modern art museums in Tokyo (The National Art Center Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Suntory Museum of Art) are located in Roppongi area and they can be visited with a special pass “Triangle Pass”.

More info: Tokyo’s Cutting-edge Museums “Art Triangle”

6. Zojoji Temple

Zojoji Temple become famous worldwide as it made an appearance on the movie “The Wolverine” back in 2013, and now it’s a popular photo spot among movie fans. It’s also one of the best place to see Tokyo Tower.

More info: Zojoji Temple: the Temple from The Wolverine Movie

7. Toranomon Hills

Toranomon Hills

Toranomon Hills is high-rise complex buildings that opened in Roppongi in 2014. It consists of multiple skyscrapers such as Mori Tower, Business Tower and Residential Tower. The main building houses about 100 gorgeous restaurants and shops for both tourists and workers around it. A prestigious hotel Andaz Tokyo is situated in the upper floors of Mori Tower.

8. Azabudai Hills

A complex facility developed under the concept of “Modern Urban Village”, Azabudai Hills opened its door in November 2023 as a new landmark of Tokyo. Azabudai Hills is nestled between two other mega complexes; Roppongi Hills and Toranomon Hills and adjacent to ARK Hills, Azabudai Hills, boasting three main skyscrapers itself with a vast area of approx 8.1 hectares including a 24,000 square meters green space. The multi-use complex consists of numbers of facilities including approx 150 shops, restaurants, cafes, museums, hotel, school, medical facilities, office, etc,  both for entertainments and residential purposes.

More info: Azabudai Hills: the Modern Urban Village in Central Tokyo

9. Shueisha Manga Art Heritage Gallery

Shueisha Manga Art Heritage Gallery is the first permanent gallery of Shueisha, Japan’s largest publishing company which has published a large number of legendary manga series including Dragon Ball, Slam Dunk, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen, serialized in their manga magazines including Weekly Shonen Jump. The gallery exhibits manga artworks using their digital archives over a decade. It’s located inside Azabudai Hills, a brand-new multi-purpose complex in Tokyo.

More info: Shueisha Manga Art Heritage Gallery

10. Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin

Unique and photo-worthy shrine with fox statues

Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin is one of the best hidden gems in Tokyo. The mysterious temple with over 1,000 fox statues.

More inf0: Toyokawa Inari Temple

11. Akasaka Palace

The biggest European baroque style building in Tokyo. In Akasaka Palace, you may forget that you are in Japan for a while.

More info: Akasaka Palace: Make a Quick Trip to Europe while You are in Tokyo!

12. Hie Shrine

The stairs with red torii gates tunnel at Hie Shrine

The hidden shrine in a heart of Tokyo, Hie Shrine has magnificent red torii gates stairs, and it’s 100% photo worthy!

More info: Hie Shrine: the Hidden Shrine in Tokyo with Red Torii Gate Tunnel

13. Atago Shrine

Surprisingly, Roppongi area has numbers of beautiful and unique shrines and temples. Atago Shrine is the shrine with steepy stairs which is believed that one’s career will success once completing climbing up all stairs.

More info: Atago Shrine: Climb the Long Stairs for Career Success in Tokyo

14. Japanese Garden at Hotel New Otani Tokyo

Pleasant Japanese garden at Hotel New Otani Tokyo

The gorgeous and sophisticated traditional Japanese garden in Hotel New Otani Tokyo is one of the best tourist attractions in Tokyo that can be enjoyed for FREE!

Related article: Japanese Garden at Hotel New Otani Tokyo

15. Clubbing

Roppongi and Akasaka area is known as the best nightlife district in Tokyo and numbers of bars and clubs are located within this area.

More info about nightclubs in Tokyo: Tokyo Clubbing Guide

16. Hiroo

One of most trendy spots in Tokyo, Hiroo is where stylish boutiques and cafes gather and has a foreign friendly atmosphere.

More info: Hiroo: Trendy Street Food Area in Tokyo

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