14 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. 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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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6. MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless

MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM teamLab Borderless
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Roppongi welcomes the hottest digital art museum MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless as a part of Toranomon-Azabudai Project in 2023. It used to be an iconic tourist spot in Tokyo’s seaside town Odaiba and was just confirmed to relocate to the Roppongi area. Visitors can experience a brand new digital art attractions with cutting-edge technology in teamLab Borderless.

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. 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.

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9. Akasaka Palace

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

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10. 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!

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11. 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.

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12. 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!

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13. 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.

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14. Hiroo

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

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