Roppongi

Roppongi Hills

Roppongi is best known for its night-life and as a hangout for western tourists and expatriates as most of its restaurants and nightclubs cater for English-speaking tourists. There are also clubs here known as hostess clubs that cater for Japanese businessmen employing young western women to be with the businessmen, these places are expensive and sleazy, so it’s best to make sure you are entering the correct place when venturing out for a few drinks.

Roppongi is also known as the home to a new shopping and dining complex known as Roppongi Hills as well as the Hard Rock Cafe or Tokyo City View and Mori Art Museum in Mori Tower. Not far south west from Roppongi is the famous Tokyo Tower that was styled after France’s Eiffel Tower and the Zojoji Temple. The easiest way to get to Roppongi is via the Hibiya Subway line to Roppongi Station.

Roppongi

Tokyo Hard Rock Cafe

About Roppongi

Roppongi is best known as Tokyo’s night-life area that caters to many western expatriates visiting and living in Tokyo.


Roppongi skyline

Roppongi Map

Below is a map of Roppongi with the major attractions numbered. Roppongi sits just inside the loop of the Yamanote Line to the South West of Shiodome. Getting…


Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

Opened in 1958, the Tokyo Tower stands 333 meters above the ground and is 13 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in which…


Zojoji Temple

Zojoji Temple

Zojoji temple is a Buddhist temple located in Shiba just south east of Roppongi. The temple dates back to the 1300s but moved to its…


Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills

Opened in 2003, Roppongi Hills is a large shopping and entertainment centre situated in Roppongi. The massive complex is almost a suburb in its self…


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Road Works

Why get a workman to do this boring job when this realistic waving sign can do it for you.