A popular concept of contemporary urban development in Japan, "cities within a city" are complexes of one or several buildings, consisting of shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities, offices, restaurants, hotels and residential space.

It seems that in recent years, a new city within the city has been opened to the public every few months in another newly redeveloped district of Tokyo and other Japanese cities.

Akasaka Sacas

Opened: 2008
Location: Akasaka
Akasaka Sacas centers around the headquarters of TBS, a national television network. It features various dining and shopping opportunities as well as residential and office space.

Tokyo Midtown

Opened: 2007
Location: Roppongi Station
Tokyo Midtown offers residential, recreational and office space, the Suntory Museum of Art, various shops, restaurants, cafes and the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo hotel.

Roppongi Hills

Opened: 2003
Location: Roppongi Station
A perfect example of a city within the city, Roppongi Hills features everything from residences to an art museum. Its centerpiece is the 238 meter tall Mori Tower.

Shiodome Shiosite

Opened: 2002
Location: Shimbashi Station
A set of spectacular skyscrapers on the former site of Tokyo's railway freight terminal, including the headquarters of Nippon Televsion and many more attractions.

Odaiba

Opened: from around 1995
Location: Tokyo Bay
A futuristic business, shopping, entertainment and residential district on a man made island in Tokyo Bay. Odaiba is home to Fuji Television, various theme parks, museums, shopping malls and more.

Yebisu Garden Place

Opened: 1994
Location: Ebisu Station
Yebisu Garden Place was built on the former site of a beer brewery. A beer museum is among its main attractions.

Hotels around Tokyo

Recommended Hotels
Backpackers Hostel K's House Tokyo
One of the most popular hostels in Tokyo.
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Hostelworld
Hotel Century Southern Tower
The most conveniently located hotel in Shinjuku, just a few steps from the station entrance.
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Japanican
Hotel Metropolitan Marunouchi
Adjacent to Tokyo Station, this is one of the city's most convenient and comfortable hotels.
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Agoda Booking
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Just a few steps from Shinjuku Station, this hotel ranks among Tokyo's best values.
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Keio Plaza Hotel
One of Tokyo's most popular hotels and best values, a 5-10 minute walk from the station.
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Ritz Carlton Tokyo Hotel
Leading 5-star hotel on the top floors of Tokyo Midtown.
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Shangri-La Hotel
Adjacent to Tokyo Station, this is the city's most conveniently located 5-star hotel.
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Agoda Booking

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