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Tokyo Roppongi | Nightlife District

Tokyo Roppongi | Nightlife District

Roppongi, which literally means "six trees", is a district in Tokyo that is well known as the city's most popular nightlife district among foreigners, offering a large number of foreigner friendly bars, restaurants and night clubs. Roppongi and the surrounding districts of Azabu, Hiroo and Akasaka are home to many embassies and a large expat community. Two of Tokyo's largest recent redevelopment projects, Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown changed the district's face over the past decade and expanded Roppongi's appeal to a wider range of visitors and residents with their elegant retail, leisure and residential space, offices and luxury hotels. Obviously, the open arms extended to foreign commerce has made this a popular Tokyo travel destination. Thanks to the appearance of several art museums, Roppongi has also developed a reputation as a cultural center. The National Art Center is Japan's largest art museum, and together with Roppongi Hills' Mori Art Museum and Tokyo Midtown's Suntory Museum of Art forms the "Art Triangle Roppongi".

Tokyo Roppongi Hills

Tokyo Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills is quite possibly the most well known building complex of Roppongi. The complex includes numerous offices, shops, restaurants and movie theatres as well as apartments, a museum, a hotel, and several parks. Its building owner Mori’s vision was to create a space where communities can live, work, play and shop in this one area, eliminating unnecessary commuting time to be able to spend more time on leisure.

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills of Tokyo was founded by real estate developer Minoru Mori. It is one of the top contemporary art museums in the country and exhibits a variety of artwork. The artworks frequently change and new artworks by different artists are put on exhibit. Not only will the artworks put you in awe but the museum itself is a work of art. The museum is 53 stories high and even has an open-air rooftop that visitors can climb up to for a fee.

Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown is a large complex in Roppongi similar to Roppongi Hills but developed more recently in 2007. It features a 5-floor retail Galleria which has numerous shops and restaurants. The building also has a gallery created by Issey Miyake, a famous Japanese fashion designer. The top of Tokyo Midtown is made of several floors of Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Hotel.

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