Roppongi Hills, which is famous as a Roppongi icon, has many fashionable cafes and shops, movie theater, observatory, and garden, so it can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways. Here is some information on how to enjoy Roppongi Hills.
What is Roppongi Hills?
Roppongi Hills is a multi-use commercial complex in Roppongi in Tokyo. With Roppongi Hills Mori Tower at the center, it consists of a hotel, movie theater, shops, a museum, and observatory. There are many stylish restaurants and shops, as well as a variety of cultural facilities and events. It is a popular tourist destination that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
1. Enjoy the Food
Roppongi Hills has a wide variety of gourmet spots ranging from cafes to high-end restaurants. Here are some recommendations.
Il Ritrovo Roppongi Hills
This restaurant has lunch sets that are just 500 JPY! You can enjoy pizza baked in a stone oven here. It is popular for its voluminous dishes, primarily from southern Italy.
Obica Mozzarella Bar Roppongi Hills
This is the Roppongi Hills branch of a restaurant in Italy where you can enjoy food made with the highest quality buffalo mozzarella. The authentic pizza and lasagna made with plenty of mozzarella cheese are outstanding.
This is a restaurant where you can enjoy creative Japanese cuisine in a modern space with a sense of Japan's traditional culture. The flame grilled fresh seafood and kushiyaki skewers with carefully selected ingredients are popular.
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Nan Xiang Steamed Bun Restaurant Roppongi Hills Branch
This is a restaurant where you can enjoy authentic dim sum and Shanghai cuisine. The steamed soup buns that recreate the tastes of the main restaurant which has a history of over 100 years is definitely worth trying.
2. Enjoy Shopping
There are many shops in Roppongi Hills. A wide selection of products are sold there, including men's and ladies clothing, accessories, and homeware. A variety of stores, ranging from casual brands such as ZARA to high-end brands such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton, have shops there. In particular, ESTNATION is a large shop that sells clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, and gift items such as fresh flowers, not just of its own brand, but also by a variety of other brands. It is recommended as you can see a variety of items in one store. There is also a TSUTAYA that sells books and CDs with a Starbucks on site.
3. Enjoy the Events
There are many events held at Roppongi Hills, starting from the Tokyo International Film Festival and the New Year's event to view the first sunrise of the year from the Observatory, Tokyo City View, to events with many street vendors in the outdoor space, summer festivals, and the Christmas illuminations. Be sure to check the official homepage before visiting.
4. Visit the Museum
Mori Art Museum on the 53rd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower hosts exhibitions of modern art and a variety of other genres of art.
*Entrance fees differ by exhibition.
*Some exhibitions combine access to the observatory (excluding the rooftop Sky Deck.)
5. Enjoy the Fabulous Views from the Observatory
The observatory on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower is called Tokyo City View. It has a fabulous view of the entire city of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and Skytree, and on a good day, Mt. Fuji can be seen.
Entrance fees: 1,800 JPY/general, 1,200 JPY/high school and college student, 600 JPY/child (4 - junior high school), 1,500 JPY/senior (65 and older)
*The rooftop Sky Deck requires a separate fee
*Includes entrance to Mori Art Museum (exceptions apply for some exhibitions)
6. Take a Stroll in Mohri Garden
Mohri Garden is a Japanese stroll garden centered around a pond on the grounds of Roppongi Hills where you can take a walk and enjoy the views. You can experience a charming atmosphere that is uniquely Japanese that is hard to believe is in the center of the city.
7. Enjoy a Movie
TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills is one of Japan's largest movie theaters with nine screens. On weekends, it screens movies through the night until 5:00 am.
8. Take a Walk in the Vicinity
There are many other shops in the Roppongi Hills area. A little further away is the popular shopping district, Azabujuban Shotengai, famous for the Azabujuban Summer Festival. It's fun just to walk around, so we encourage you to visit.
If you go to Tokyo, be sure to enjoy the food and shopping at Roppongi Hills!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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