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RoppongiTokyo

In the past this was one of Tokyo’s infamous nightlife areas, but its now an entertainment district known for tourist-friendly restaurants, bars, clubs and a gigantic spider. 

Roppongi is perhaps Tokyo’s most visitor-friendly entertainment district, easily navigated by English speakers. Whether you’re looking for a low-key British pub, a chic cocktail lounge or a high-energy dance club, you’re sure to find it among Roppongi’s hundreds of nightlife venues. In addition to bars, Roppongi is also becoming known for its art scene, with dozens of galleries dotting the neighborhood.

Since World War II, when it became a base for the U.S. Army and other Allied forces, Roppongi has been a hotspot for international visitors. Over the years, the neighborhood has continued to attract enterprises that cater to Western clientele. Today find numerous embassies in this area, along with a large expat population.

In an effort to overcome its sometimes risqué reputation, Roppongi is gradually establishing itself as a center of art and culture. Visit the area in April for the all-night celebration, Roppongi Art Night. Across the city, view music, video and performance art. Find contemporary art installations on city streets and in gallery venues.

Head to the top of the Mori Tower and enjoy the panoramic vista from its outdoor Sky Deck. For a separate fee, visit the tower’s Mori Art Museum, which houses a rotating collection of contemporary art. The ticket also provides admission to the Tokyo City View observation deck on the 52nd floor. Check out the shops and restaurants in Tokyo Midtown, one of the many facilities in this neighborhood dubbed as a “city within a city” due to its mix of residential and commercial space.

Stop for a meal at one of Roppongi’s countless restaurants in one of the most cosmopolitan dining areas in the city. You’ll find cuisine ranging from Italian to Chinese, along with familiar American chains like Starbucks and McDonald’s.

Reach Roppongi by subway; however, keep in mind that trains cease operating around midnight, so put aside some money for a taxi if you plan on staying out late.


Popular places to visit in Roppongi

Roppongi Hills
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Roppongi Hills

4.5/5(16 reviews)

This multi-use complex in southern Tokyo has hundreds of shops, an art museum and a spectacular vantage point for bird’s-eye views of the city.

Mori Art Museum
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Mori Art Museum

4.5/5(74 reviews)

Browse the exhibits at Mori Art Museum, a favorite museum in Tokyo. Visit the shops and temples in this vibrant area.

Disneyland® Tokyo
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Disneyland® Tokyo

4.5/5(612 reviews)

Ride roller coasters and watch theatrical shows as you witness the magic of Disney come to life at this family-friendly amusement park and resort.

Tokyo DisneySea®
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Tokyo DisneySea®

4.5/5(254 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Tokyo DisneySea® and find out why this is a popular amusement park in Urayasu. Visit the notable monuments and shops in this vibrant area.

Tokyo Dome
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Tokyo Dome

4.5/5(382 reviews)

Catch an event at Tokyo Dome during your trip to Tokyo. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Tokyo Sky Tree
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Tokyo Sky Tree

4.5/5(1,367 reviews)

Marvel at the views from the top of the tallest self-supporting tower in the world then enjoy the shops, restaurants, aquarium and planetarium at its base.

Top things to do in Roppongi

Go-Kart Roppongi in Tokyo
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Go-Kart Roppongi in Tokyo

¥7,000
Per adult
Tokyo Hedgehog Cafe Experience
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Tokyo Hedgehog Cafe Experience

¥3,900
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Sushi-Making Class with a Professional Chef in Roppongi
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Sushi-Making Class with a Professional Chef in Roppongi

¥11,647
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Tokyo Night Luxury Tour with dinner and private guide
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Tokyo Night Luxury Tour with dinner and private guide

¥80,000
Per adult
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Tokyo City View & Sky Deck
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Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Tokyo City View & Sky Deck

¥2,300
Per adult
Private Tour - The City of Culture, Roppongi
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Private Tour - The City of Culture, Roppongi

¥12,245
Per adult

Top Hotels in Roppongi

the b roppongi
the b roppongi
3 out of 5
3-9-8 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to

Located in Roppongi, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Tokyo Tower and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tokyo Imperial Palace and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Meiji ...

4.1/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"A clean and nice hotel in the city center of roppongi area. The location is also close to the Roppongi subway station"…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

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Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi
Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi
3.5 out of 5
6-7-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The price is ¥10,999 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in Roppongi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown, and Mori Art Museum. Tokyo Tower and Shiba Park are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (921 reviews)
Excellent stay.

"Second time staying. Beautiful hotel with great service. Hotel is very secure and location is excellent for dining, shopping, and a night out on the town."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

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APA HOTEL ROPPONGI-EKIMAE
APA HOTEL ROPPONGI-EKIMAE
3 out of 5
6-7-8, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The price is ¥5,041 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in Roppongi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Roppongi Hills, TV Asahi, and Mori Art Museum. Tokyo Midtown and Tokyo Tower are also within 1 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (721 reviews)

"Personally 1 of the best APA hotel in the city. Clean, good air conditioning, good location"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

APA HOTEL ROPPONGI-EKIMAE
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Roppongi
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Roppongi
3 out of 5
3-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥5,727 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24

Located in Roppongi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Billboard Live, Roppongi Hills, and Tokyo Midtown. Tokyo Tower and Mori Art Museum are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (821 reviews)

"The staff are helpful, my room was small but it was very clean so it doesn’t matter much. I love the bright lighting in the bathroom making it perfect for applying make up. The amenities as well as the location made my stay awesome! Will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Roppongi
APA Hotel Roppongi Itchome Ekimae
APA Hotel Roppongi Itchome Ekimae
3 out of 5
2-3-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to

Located in Roppongi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Suntory Hall and Hikawa Shrine. Tokyo Midtown and Suntory Museum of Art are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.8/5Good! (961 reviews)
One more weekend in Roppongi

"I frequently stay at this hotel. Its close to Roppongi station, the rates are great and the staff are very nice."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

APA Hotel Roppongi Itchome Ekimae
Hotel Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Roppongi
Hotel Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Roppongi
3.5 out of 5
1-6-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥11,400 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in Roppongi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Suntory Hall and Tokyo Tower. Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown are also within 1 mi (2 km). Roppongi-itchome ...

4.2/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"The property is well maintained and scrupulously clean. The room decor is a little dated but fully functional, including a small refrigerator and coffee/tea supplies. The staff is extremely accommodating. The breakfast buffet is offered in a quiet setting and had a full complement of selections. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Hotel Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Roppongi
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