16 Best Things to Do in Roppongi
From Tokyo Tower to Night Clubs, Best Things to Do in Roppongi and Akasaka Area, Tokyo!
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. Roppongi 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.
More info: City within a City: Roppongi Hills
2. 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”
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 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.
Related article: Where is the Best Place to See Tokyo Tower
5. 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.
6. MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless
Roppongi welcomes the hottest digital art museum MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless as a part of Toranomon-Azabudai Project in early 2024. It used to be an iconic tourist spot in Tokyo’s seaside town Odaiba before closing its door in 2022 summer. Now it moved its location inside Azabudai Hills, a new complex facility in central Tokyo. Visitors can experience a brand new digital art attractions with cutting-edge technology in teamLab Borderless.
7. 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.
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
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.
12. Hie Shrine
The hidden shrine in a heart of Tokyo, Hie Shrine has magnificent red torii gates stairs, and it’s 100% photo worthy!
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.
14. 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
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
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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