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 with a host of facilities like theatres, restaurants, shops and a hotel.
Comprising of five zones set amongst tree lined streets and gardens; Roppongi Hills is home to locals and tourists alike. The area of Keyakizaka Dori is lined with modern residential towers atop fancy cafes on one side and the Grand Hyatt Tokyo on the other.
Roppongi Hills is also home to the Mori Art Museum and the Tokyo City View; both are located on the upper floors of the Mori Tower. The Mori Art Museum features regularly changing displays, while the Tokyo City View gives you 360 degree views of Tokyo from their 250m above sea level observation deck.
Another huge tenant of Roppongi Hills is TV Asahi. Housed in a large, striking glass building; there are a few displays and a large stage area set up in their foyer, so if you are lucky you may catch some filming going on. A gift shop is also here with lots of great Japanese characters like Doraemon and a few other odd ones we have never seen before.
Roppongi Hills is only a short walk from the similar sized Tokyo Midtown. We recommend visiting both complexes when in the area as Midtown has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants too. Midtown is also home to the Suntory Museum of Art, as well as a few other art installations. Tokyo Midtown lacks the observation deck of Ropponggi Hills, despite having a much taller tower.
Getting to Roppongi Hills is quite easy as the Roppongi Subway station is located at the entrance to Roppongi Hills. Roppongi Station (H04)(E23) is on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or Toei Odeo Line. Interchange to the Hibiya Line at Ebisu (H02) if you are travelling via the JR Yamanote Line.