Roppongi literally means ‘six trees’. It is said that there were six families who lived in the area during the Edo Period, the: Aoki’s, Ichiyanagi’s, Uesugi’s, Katagiri’s, Kuchiki’s and Takagi’s. These surnames all refer to wood, thus the six trees.
Roppongi is in the Tokyo harbor district. There are many foreign embassies in this area, as well as exotic shops and restaurants. The area is famous for its colorful nightlife, and is a popular gathering spot for westerners.
In midtown, Roppongi is noted for its contemporary design and style. There are always various exhibitions, you can go shopping or enjoy gourmet dining. In winter, the streets are decorated with dazzling Christmas lights. There is also a comprehensive complex, Roppongi Hills, which took seventeen years to complete. The complex includes shopping, dining, entertainment, apartments and offices. Famous companies, such as Google, are based here. It is an open and youthful space. In addition, you can visit cultural attractions including the Mori Art Museum and The Natural Art Center.
Every weekend, the famous nightclub V2 embraces visitors from all over the world. The club hosts world- famous DJs. If you want to join in, don’t forget to bring your passport.
Kagure is Japan's first green fashion clothes store for ladies and children. They stock a wide range of cosy knitwear, comfortable pants, and a variety of other accessories, all made with natural materials.
Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki Paris (Tokyo Midtown)
Pastry chef Sadaharu Aoki's boutique in Tokyo Midtown is located in the basement floor of the Galleria and sells cakes, macarons, chocolates and other pastries. The Midtown shop also features a seating area where customers may dine in with one drink order.
Uka (Tokyo Midtown)
This premier salon is located in the prestigious Tokyo Midtown complex. The establishment has hair, nail and skin courses to tend to both men and women's needs. The name 'Uka' refers to the emergence of a butterfly from its cocoon.
Toshi Yoroizuka (Tokyo Midtown)
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The Cover Nippon
This traditional Japanese souvenir and craft store stocks a range of beautiful high quality fabrics, pottery, and lacquerware.
Fuji film Square is a photo gallery located in Tokyo Midtown's West Plaza that allows you to enjoy and experience all the elements of photography. The square also has a historical museum of photography that displays Fujifilm's antique camera collection.
Tenerita (Tokyo Midtown)
Tenerita stocks a range of products made from certified, natural organic material. From various sized towels, handkerchiefs, even pyjamas, bathrobes and tote bags! You'll certainly have no trouble finding quality products from their Midtown branch in Roppongi.
This sake shop in the heart of Roppongi Midtown, stocks a wide range of high quality, Japanese, Junmai sake, all of which are made through a natural fermentation process.
This little Vietnamese restaurant in Roppongi Midtown is the perfect place to try out delicious 'Pho' which consists of rice noodles in a chicken or beef broth, flavoured with various spices and topped with fresh vegetables. They also serve spring rolls, and o
Hishiya Calen Blosso (Tokyo Midtown)
Established in the 1920s, Hishiya Calen Blosso stocks a wide range of Japanese made footwear, fabrics, and accessories as well as items from other countries.
Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
Launched in April 2007, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub brings together design institutions and connects people, business, and knowledge through design, and conveys information through exhibitions, seminars and publications.
Hashi Choh (Tokyo Midtown)
This traditional Japanese craft store, stocks a wide range of gadgets, stationery, and lacquerware products, specialising particularly in chopsticks which are individually crafted from natural materials.
ITO-YA Topdrawer (Tokyo Midtown)
Originally established in Ginza in 1904, this ITO-YA Topdrawer store is located in Roppongi's Midtown. They sell a wide range of high quality stationery products, prefect for everyday use, and also great for gifts.
Malins is a British style fish and chip shop located in Roppongi, across from Tokyo Midtown shopping and office complex.
Sumibi Yakiniku An
Sumibi Yakiniku An is a Japanese-Korean BBQ and teppan-yaki restaurant serving lunch and dinner, located North of Roppongi station.
Precce Premium (Tokyo Midtown)
Press Premium is certainly a premium-style supermarket with exceptionally great service. They're dedicated to offering you high quality produce, healthy gourmet foods, and imported goods 24 hours a day.
Wise Wise stocks a range of interior design products, kitchenware, tableware, stationery products, and other accessories, all individually hand-crafted by skilled artisans.
Grill & Wine Genie's Tokyo
Located in the stylish area of Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi, this is a French restaurant and bar serving lunch and dinner. It was opened in 2014 and is easily accessible from the Roppongi metro station.
Nakagawa Masashichi Shotengai (Tokyo Midtown)
Store in Roppongi's Tokyo Midtown stocking a wide range of products from hemp-made clothes to delicate handkerchiefs. Most craft products are made using traditional techniques but adapted for modern-day living.
Suntory Museum of Art
Designed by Kengo Kuma, this museum exhibits antique Japanese arts and crafts under the curatorial framework "Art is Life". Admission prices vary according to what is exhibited.
Botanica is a stylish Italian restaurant located on the 4th floor of Tokyo Midtown by the Garden Terrace.
Open for separate lunch and dinner times, this luxury restaurant specializes in washoku (Japanese dishes). Using organic local ingredients from around Japan, the restaurant serves a variety of dishes from tempura (foods that have been battered and deep fried)
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Located at the heart of the downtown Roppongi area in Tokyo's tallest building, the 53rd-storey Ritz-Carlton offers elegant luxury high above Tokyo’s busy streets. It features an indoor pool and 8 dining options.
Situated in the Minato district in Tokyo, 400 metres from Roppongi Hills, Remm Roppongi features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms are fitted with a f
the b Roppongi
Offering cosy rooms in the lively Roppongi area, the b roppongi is just a 1-minute walk from Roppongi Subway Station. A restaurant and massage service are featured. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.
Hotel Arca Torre Roppongi
Just 30 metres from Roppongi Subway Station, Arca Torre offers rooms with free wired internet, a bathtub and a flat-screen satellite TV. It has a dining bar and a 24-hour front desk.
APA Hotel Roppongi Ekimae
Conveniently located a 1-minute walk from Roppongi Subway Station on the Hibiya and Oedo lines, APA Hotel Roppongi Ekimae offers simply furnished yet functional rooms with free WiFi. Roppongi Hills is a 5-minute walk away from the
Marroad Inn Akasaka
Only a 5-minute walk from Akasaka Subway Station, Marroad Inn Akasaka offers simple modern rooms with free wired internet access. Laptop rentals are available and massages can be requested for an extra cost. Tokyo Midtown is a 10-
Ishino Onsen Vivi
Conveniently located just a 3-minute walk from Roppongi Subway Station in the lively area, Ishino Onsen Vivi is 24-hour accommodation offering capsule and dormitory rooms.