Roppongi District (Tokyo)
Tokyo Roppongi District Near The Izumi Garden Tower
Tokyo Roppongi District With The Izumi Garden Tower (Right Side)
Tokyo Suntory Hall Inside Ark Hills
Tokyo Roppongi Hills Mori Garden Pond
Tokyo Roppongi District Cherry Blossom
Takeo Hirose Residence Near Roppongi Station Tokyo
Facts & Figures
Roppongi (means "six trees") district is part of Minato-ku and famous for its nightlife. Many embassies are located in Roppongi, which makes it a very popular living area for foreigners. Huge redevelopment projects in recent years like the Izumi Garden Tower, Roppongi Hills or Tokyo Midtown gave this district an additional boost. A must-see for art lovers are The National Art Center, Mori Art Museum and Suntory Museum of Art.
In 1923 during the Great Kanto Earthquake Roppongi was completely destroyed and the same happened in the bombings of World War 2. After the war the United States Army and allies took over some facilities of the district. This was the starting point of the huge number of foreigners stayed in this area.
Roppongi District is located within the Minato-ku (ward) in Tokyo.
How to get to Roppongi?
- Roppongi Station is served by Hibiya Subway Line, Oedo Subway Line
- 5-10min from Roppongi Station to Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills - Roppongi Hills with the Mori Tower (238m) is a spectecular building complex, check out the observation deck on the 52nd floor
Art Triangle Roppongi - The National Art Center, Mori Art Museum and Suntory Museum of Art are worth a visit
Tokyo Midtown - Tokyo Midtown is a huge ultramodern building complex, including the Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 Design Sight created by Tadao Ando and a Japanese Garden called Hinokicho-koen
crazy nightlife in Roppongi - it is party time and with a huge variety of bars, clubs and restaurants the best place in Tokyo for some fun (especially for foreigners)
Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)
Great Japan Beer Festival (26th-28th)
Over 120 different craft beers waiting for you. Try to taste as much as you can:) The festival is located in the Tokyo MidTown Hall.
Roppongi Hills Bon Odori (19th till 21st)
A huge festival with many people wearing yukata (summer kimono). Enjoy the Bon Odori dance and the good food. Bon Odori is a dancing style performed during Obon.
Roppongi ARK Hills Aki Matsuri
Bon Odori (Bon dance) starts at around 6:00 pm. Enjoy the food stands and the sound of drums.