Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills is a modern, urban complex located in the Roppongi district of Minato, Tokyo.

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Completed in 2003 by building tycoon Minoru Mori, this 27 acre mega-complex incorporates office space, apartments, shops, restaurants, cafes, movie theaters, a museum, a hotel, a major TV studio, an outdoor amphitheater, and a few parks.

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You won’t get lost in Roppongi Hills as you will find many maps and signs to guide you to where you want to go in the area.

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Roppongi Hills is easily accessible via public transit with the Hibiya and Oedo lines stopping at the Roppongi station and exiting through the Metro Hat.

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Beside Metro Hat is Hollywood Plaza which offers makeup, hair and spa services.

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The 66 Plaza just outside the Metro Hat is a popular meeting place due to its central location, where you can also see a view of the Tokyo Tower.

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The Hillside is like a maze of pathways, walkways, stairs and escalators to access different areas of the complex.

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The West Walk is a multi-story indoor shopping center, with restaurants and services in the top floors.

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The main street in Roppongi Hills is called Keyakisaka-dori …

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… where you will find many high-end designer stores to spend a few Yen.

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Located in the 66 Plaza, the landmark building in Roppongi Hills is the 54 story Mori Tower, the 5th tallest building in Tokyo, with the giant Maman spider at its base.

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Another landmark building in the area is the TV Asahi building, one of the major broadcasting studios in Japan.

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Near the TV Asahi building and the Mori Tower is the Mohri Garden, an elaborate and authentic Japanese garden complete with a pond and trees and very popular especially during sakura (cherry blossom) season.

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For entertainment, the Roppongi Hills Toho Cinema has several movie theaters offering first run Hollywood and Japanese movies with subtitles.

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Next to the cinema is the entrance to the Mori Art Museum and the Tokyo City View (both are at the top of the Mori Tower).

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Nearby, the Roppongi Hills Arena is a covered outdoor amphitheater used for a variety of events such as festivals, movie premieres, concerts, etc.

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There are a number of restaurants and cafes found throughout the complex serving a variety of Japanese and other ethnic cuisines.

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The prestigious Roppongi Hills Residence is a series of 4 high-rise apartment buildings.

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Access to the Roppongi Hills Residence by car is through Sakurasaka-dori, named for its cherry tree (sakura) lined street.

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The Grand Hyatt Hotel is one of the most expensive hotels in Tokyo.

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14 thoughts on “Roppongi Hills

  1. Great Pictures! I am amazed by the fact that, in most of your shots, the place looks deserted… you must of taken these in the early morning hours?

    • Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. You are most observant – Roppongi Hills, and most of Tokyo, is typically very crowded. Yes, I did take most of the pictures in the early morning hours.

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