A classy and cosmopolitan place to hang out, day or night.
Roppongi is a district in the Minato ward of Tokyo. It’s post-war reputation as a somewhat seedy entertainment district popular among foreigners has had a recent overhaul, with the building of several large-scale, upmarket commercial centers that have transformed the area into a classy and cosmopolitan meeting place for young professionals. There’s a thriving art scene, a diverse selection of food options, plus museums and shopping for the daytime, while its plentiful range of bars and clubs make for an unforgettably fun night out.
The $5 billion Roppongi Hills dominates the district’s new skyline. It’s an ultra-modern kind of super-leisure complex, with numerous tunnels, escalators and plazas connecting shops, restaurants, offices and hotels. The 53-story Mori Tower building stands at the center, and you can whizz up to the 52nd floor for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the city, or head right to the top to the Mori Arts Museum which consistently hosts top quality exhibitions in its impressive gallery.
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The notorious Roppongi nightlife is also the most diverse and accessible in the capital. Occasionally touts will try to bring you into some of the sleazier joints but there’s a bigger range of chill pubs, funky bars and sophisticated nightclubs where the crowds are generally friendly, occasionally wild and always fun.