Roppongi (六本木, lit. "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.
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 form the "Art Triangle Roppongi".
Opened in 2003, Roppongi Hills is a city within the city, providing residential space, offices and recreational facilities all within one building complex. Tourist attractions include shops, restaurants, a movie theater and the Mori Art Museum and Tokyo City View observation deck on the top floors of the 238 meter tall Mori Tower.
Another city within the city, Tokyo Midtown was opened in 2007 and offers similar residential, commercial and entertainment facilities as Roppongi Hills. The complex also has a museum, the Suntory Museum of Art, as well as stylish shops and restaurants. The top floors of the 248 meter Midtown Tower, the tallest building in Tokyo, make up the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, one of the city's best hotels.
National Art Center Tokyo
Open: 10:00 to 18:00 (some exhibitions open until 20:00 on Fri and Sat) Admission ends 30 minutes before closing Closed: Tuesdays (or following day if Tue is a holiday),New Year holidays Admission: Varies with each exhibition
Opened in early 2007, the National Art Center Tokyo (Kokuritsu Shin-Bijutsukan) is Japan's largest art museum. The museum maintains no permanent collection, but rather provides a venue for various, temporary exhibitions.
Roppongi has been a popular nightlife district among foreigners for decades. Unlike other entertainment districts in Tokyo, it offers many restaurants, bars and clubs, which are easily accessible for foreigners or even cater specifically to the expat community.
Getting there and around
Roppongi can be reached by the Hibiya and Oedo Subway Lines (Roppongi Station) and the Nanboku Subway Line (Roppongi-Icchome Station).
From Tokyo Station
15 minutes, 170 yen by Marunouchi and Hibiya Subway Lines via Kasumigaseki Station.
Located at the heart of the downtown Roppongi area in Tokyo's tallest building, the 53rd-storey Ritz-Carlton offers elegant luxury high above Tokyo’s busy streets. It features an indoor pool and 8 dining options. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Rooms at the Tokyo Ritz-Carlton offer breathtaking views of the Shinjuku area, the Imperial Palace or Mount Fuji. All rooms come with a DVD player and a spacious marble bathroom. You will find a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar and coffee machine. Guests can pamper themselves with a treatment at the spa, or unwind in a whirlpool with city skyline views. Other facilities include saunas, a gym and bicycle rental. Restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton vary from French to Japanese cuisine, all offering spectacular views. The Michelin star rated restaurant Azure 45 serves French delicacies, while guests can enjoy live musical performance in the afternoon and evening at The Bar. The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo is directly connected to Roppongi Station, which offers easy subway access to Shinjuku and Akihabara. The National Art Centre and Roppongi Hills are about a 10-minute walk. Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace are both a 20-minute taxi ride away.
Set in Tokyo, within 400 metres of Sony Music Roppongi Museum and 500 metres of Asahi Shrine, Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier provides free WiFi throughout the property. The property is located 1.1 km from Mori Art Museum, 1.1 km from Juban Inari Shrine and 1.3 km from The Former Residence of Naoya Shiga. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and currency exchange for guests. The units will provide guests with a fridge. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Sen-oku Hakukokan Museum, Izumo Shrine Tokyo Bunshi and Roppongi Hills. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 22 km from Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo.
Grand Hyatt Tokyo is an award-winning luxury hotel centrally located in Roppongi Hills, a multi-use complex housing shops, restaurants, a cinema, art museum and observatory. Roppongi Station is just a 3-minute walk away. Free WiFi is available in all rooms and guests also have access to the business centre on site. The stylish and modern rooms incorporate warm wood furnishings and Japanese aesthetics into the design. All rooms feature a private bathroom with a rain shower and deep soaking limestone bathtub that allows guests to relax after a long day. In addition, the room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, safety deposit box, laptop charger, minibar and Japanese yukata robes. Complimentary mineral water bottles are provided. A range of services are available at the concierge desk and currency exchange is provided at the 24-hour front desk. Guests can enjoy spa treatments and massages at the Nagomi Spa and Fitness Center or relax by the indoor swimming pool that utilises natural stone designs. Grand Hyatt Tokyo offers 10 restaurants and bars that feature a variety of international cuisine including French, Italian, Chinese, steak meals, Japanese sushi, teppanyaki and seasonal kaiseki cuisine. Guests can enjoy dining at one of the open-air terraces or listen to live music in the jazz lounge Maduro. Tokyo Grand Hyatt is a 40-minute bus ride from Haneda Airport and a 90-minute ride from Narita Airport on the limousine bus (charges apply). Tokyo Station is a 25-minute train ride away.
Situated in the Minato district in Tokyo, 400 metres from Roppongi Hills, Remm Roppongi features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The compact rooms at this accommodation are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms include a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Mori Art Museum is 400 metres from Remm Roppongi, while Nezu Museum is 1.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 13 km from Remm Roppongi.
Boasting a spa and wellness centre, Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi is set in Tokyo in the Tokyo-to region, 100 metres from Asahi Shrine and 500 metres from Roppongi Hills. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space for guests. All guest rooms at the hotel come with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. The rooms will provide guests with a fridge. A ? la carte breakfast is available every morning at Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi. At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna. Popular points of interest near Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi include Sony Music Roppongi Museum, Tokyo City View Observation Deck and Mori Art Museum. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 12 km from the hotel.
Act Hotel Roppongi features air-conditioned rooms with cable flat-screen TV in the Minato district of Tokyo. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The hotel has family rooms. The hotel offers a sun terrace. Popular points of interest near Act Hotel Roppongi include Izumo Shrine Tokyo Bunshi and Tenso Shrine Ryudoshin Meigu. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 23 km from the accommodation.
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo Roppongi offers accommodation in Tokyo, 750 metres from Roppongi Hills. Every non-smoking room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view channels and a desk. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bath and bidet. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property offering free luggage storage. Additional services such as fax and photocopying can be requested for a fee. A drinks vending machine and an on-site coffee house can be found at the property. Massage and buffet breakfast can be provided for an additional fee. Guests will find an on-site trouser press which is free to use. It takes 10 minutes by foot to the Mori Art Museum from Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo Roppongi. Tokyo Tower is an 8-minute drive away from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, a 35-minute train ride away.
Offering cosy rooms in the lively Roppongi area, Comfort Inn Tokyo Roppongi is just a 1-minute walk from Roppongi Subway Station. A restaurant is featured. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. The air-conditioned rooms at Comfort Inn Tokyo Roppongi feature light wood furnishings, and are equipped with a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom with extra-wide bathtub. Bath amenities are provided in each room. Comfort Inn Tokyo Roppongi is just a 5-minute walk from Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, and the National Art Centre is a 12-minute walk away. The Shinjuku area is a 10-minute subway ride away. The 24-hour reception provides luggage storage, and coin-operated laundry machines are available.
Conveniently located a 1-minute walk from Roppongi Subway Station on the Hibiya and Oedo lines, APA Hotel Roppongi Ekimae offers simply furnished yet functional rooms with free WiFi. Featuring an original mattress optimising weight distribution, compact rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and an electric kettle. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries, a hairdryer and slippers. Guests can make use of the free luggage storage service provided at the 24-hour front desk. Fax, photocopying and laptop rental are offered at an additional charge. 3 different kinds of Western-style breakfast is served from 07:00 until 10:00 while last order is at 09:30. Haneda Airport is a 40-minute train ride while Narita Airport is an 80-minute train ride away.
Offering direct access from Exit 2 of Roppongi Itchome Subway Station, Hotel Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Roppongi features contemporary rooms with free WiFi access. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet. Exit 4B of Roppongi Subway Station is a 10-minute walk away. Guests can enjoy video-on-demand channels on the flat-screen TV and wear the provided nightwear. All air-conditioned rooms come with a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer and toothbrush sets. A coin-launderette is on site and luggage storage is available. Free-use internet PCs and photocopying services are provided at the business centre. Laptop rentals are available. A simple breakfast buffet with bread, salad and eggs are served at the lobby. Hotel Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Roppongi is a 15-minute walk from Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown. Tokyo Station is a 10-minute drive away and Haneda Aiport is a 40-minute train ride away. Narita International Airport is a 90-minute train ride away.