Spots in Akasaka / Azabu / Roppongi Area

  • Tokyo Tower
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    4.0
    8245 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-2-8
    This is a full-purpose radio tower in Shiba Park in Minato City, Tokyo. The tower began operating in 1958, and has remained as a landmark symbol of Tokyo, receiving many tourists from both in and out of Japan every year. Reaching 333 meters at its apex, the tower has a main observation deck at 150 meters, and a top deck at 250 meters, providing a panoramic view of the greater Tokyo area. The lighting of the tower, changed seasonally in various colors, is popular with many. A commercial complex, the Foot Town, is arrayed with souvenir, character goods, and eatery shops at the base of the tower.

    I decided to go to Tokyo Tower in the evening. If you have time, I recommend to travel by foot (from Hamamatsucho station) as I saw many interesting places including Shrines.

  • Zojoji Temple
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    4.0
    2158 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-7-35
    This temple that belongs to the Jodo sect is located in Shiba Park in Tokyo’s Minato City and is situated close to the base of Tokyo Tower. Zojoji Temple was founded by the monk Yuyo Shoso shonin in 1393 as an orthodox and fundamental nembutsu seminary for the Jodo sect. It used to be a large-scale temple with more than 120 buildings and more than 100 dormitories, and structures such as the Important Cultural Property Sangedatsumon (Three Gates of Liberation) that escaped damage from the war and the reconstructed main hall give an indication of the temple’s former glory. Tokyo Tower can be seen in the background behind the main hall, making this a popular photo spot. Inside the temple is the mausoleum of the Tokugawa family which contains six of the 15 Tokugawa shoguns.

    The temple with the backdrop of the Tokyo Tower is well worth visiting. It´s imposible to walk through the lines of children statues (jizos) and not feel touched.

  • Roppongi Hills
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    4.0
    1875 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-11
    Roppongi Hills is an integrated property development that has become synonymous with the Roppongi district of Tokyo. Centered around the 238-meter-high Mori Tower, the Roppongi Hills complex includes a movie theatre, art gallery and television studio, as well as a wide range of gourmet restaurants and boutiques. The Tokyo City View observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower offers spectacular views of the Tokyo cityscape; in good weather, Mt. Fuji is visible in the distance.

    Roppongi has so much to offer - eating out, clubbing, shopping - it is indeed the lively heart of the city. Must visit for tourists and those looking for the taste of the night life.

  • The National Art Center, Tokyo
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    4.5
    1302 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 7-22-2
    This is a museum located in Roppongi with the largest floor area in Japan. It opened in 2007 as the fifth National Art Museum in Japan. A variety of exhibitions taking advantage of the exhibition space of 14,000 square meters are held here. It is famous as the last museum involving Kisho Kurokawa, a representative architect of Japan. A unique tea salon at the top of the inverted cone is a popular spot that also appears in movies, etc.

    First time for me but this is very much worth a visit if youre stuck in Toyko on a rainy day with nothing to do. There is also a nice lunch that can be enjoyed on the top level. Enjoy.... Ps the art...

  • Mori Art Museum
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    4.5
    1105 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-1 Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F
    This international modern art gallery is located on the 53rd floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. A variety of planned exhibits are hosted throughout the year during which times the gallery remains open until 10 p.m. (excluding Tuesdays), allowing one to casually stop by after work or dinner. The 52nd floor, Tokyo City View, cafes and restaurants offer a panoramic view of Tokyo while enjoying a meal or tea. The closest station is Roppongi Station.

    The Tokyo city night view of observation deck on Mori Tower at Roppongi Hills is astonishingly beautiful but the price is kind of high compared to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building which is free...

  • Hie Jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    661 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Nagatachou 2-10-5
    This shrine located in the Nagatacho district of Tokyo’s Chiyoda City is considered to have begun when Ota Dokan constructed the Edo Castle in 1478 and transferred the guardian deity of Kawagoe Hie Jinja Shrine. After that, it became the tutelary shrine of Edo Castle and the deity was revered as the guardian of the Imperial Palace. Since the current shaden (main building) has been reconstructed, there are 123 works of art on the ceiling of the haiden (worship hall) to commemorate the 50th anniversary since reconstruction. The Sanno torii gate built in the direction of Akasaka is also famous for its unusual shape. Every year in June the Sanno Festival is held which is one of the big three Edo festivals, and the approximately 300-meter long festival procession is quite a sight.

    It was different to other temples and shrines (different colours), it´s beautiful and the torii gates path is also beautiful and great for pictures. Loved the monkey statues and it has an authentic...

  • Shiba Park
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    4.0
    370 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 1, 2, 3 and 4-chome
    This is a public park in Minato City, Tokyo centered around Zojoji Temple. The park is one of the oldest public parks in Japan, having opened in 1873 during the Meiji period. The park uses a site that was on the grounds of Zojoji Temple. “Shiba Park” is a general term to collectively describe the park together with the adjoining Minato City’s Shiba Park. There are many trees with a long history scattered through the garden, and there are also facilities such as a baseball stadium, tennis courts and a children’s playground. In the park, there is an open space with a vast lawn, a location which commands a view of Tokyo Tower, a dating spot and a spot which is known as a location for film shoots.

    Had a short walk around this park. View Tokyo tower nearby. Can view some flowers but nothing very grand. Area is cool and pleasant enough.

  • Suntory Hall
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    4.5
    220 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 1-13-1
    "This classical music hall is located in Akasaka Ark Hills in Minato Ward, Tokyo. There are two performance halls, the large Main Hall and the smaller Blue Rose hall. Aiming to achieve the most beautiful sound quality in the world, all 2,006 seats in the Main Hall are arranged in terraced rows in what is called ""vineyard style,"" the first time this style has been employed in Japan. Performances by first-rate artists from across the country and the world are held here daily. The foyer has a drink area and shop and is designed to be a socializing space where adults can enjoy friendly conversation before performances and during breaks."

    NHK philosophy orchestra has played few times in a month. good music , good environment, fun night life

  • 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
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    282 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-6 Tokyo Midtown/Garden
    Located in Tokyo Midtown, a multi-purpose complex directly connected to Roppongi Station, this museum holds exhibitions about design. Unlike traditional museums it was created to “think about daily articles from a design perspective, create objects and propose new ideas.” It is mainly host to organized exhibitions but also features talks and other events. The architecture of the building was designed by Tadao Ando and makes for a very unique exterior, such as with its roof made of one folded iron plate.

    Went there during a short walk around Roppongi. There was an exhibition, but due to time constrain, only managed a quick visit to the shop. Although small, but the design is nice and situated in a...

  • Tokyo Midtown
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-1 others
    This facility is directly connected to Roppongi Station with a shopping area, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo (hotel), an office area, museum, convention hall, medical institution, and residential area, etc. There are famous brand shops in the shopping area, and you can enjoy shopping in a stylish and open space. The restaurants serving international cuisine are popular to a variety of people. It is famous for its outdoor illumination in the Christmas season.
  • TV Asahi
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    3.5
    153 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-9-1
    This is the head office building of TV Asahi in Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo. The “Roppongi Hills Mori Tower” is adjacent to the building, across the square. The main entrance atrium is open to the public. Displays such as reproduced sets of popular programs and displays of animated characters of the TV station are popular as places to take commemorative photos. The “Teleasa Shop” sells goods from its TV programs and there is also a stylish glass-walled café, and many tourists visit while sightseeing in Roppongi Hills.

    The place is so beautiful, i love animation and the place is lit the show . I love everything in this place .

  • Akasaka ACT Theater
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 5-3-2 In Akasaka Sacas
    This theater located within the Akasaka Sacas complex facility in the Akasaka district of Tokyo’s Minato City is in a place right next to the TBS Broadcasting Center. Currently the official name is TBS Akasaka ACT Theater. The full-scale entertainment theater boasting a maximum seating capacity of 1,324 opened in 2008 and is used for a diverse array of public performances including concerts, dramas and musicals. The café on the first floor lobby not only offers light meals and drinks but also sells opera glasses as well.

    This theatre is very accessible from Akasaka Station on the Tokyo Metro, exit 3. It seats about 1,300 people and puts on a great variety of shows. Getting tickets on line is fairly easy if...

  • Institute for Nature Study National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
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    125 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Shirokanedai 5-21-5
    This is an area of forested green spaces attached to the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo with an abundance of nature remaining in the center of Tokyo. The entire site is designated as a Natural Monument and Historic Site. Various kinds of plants, deciduous trees and evergreens grow naturally and it is also a famous spot to view cherry blossoms and the colors of the autumn leaves. More than 2,000 kinds of insects have been recorded in the garden, as well as wild birds such as the Japanese White Eye (mejiro) and kingfishers. The area is known as a valuable spot where living things can be observed closely. The nearest station in Meguro or Shirokanedai Station.

    staying at the sheraton miyako and had walked to the tokyo metropolitan teien art museum. this park was along the way. free entrance for seniors. large park., originally part of the imperial estate...

  • Izumo Oyashiro Tokyo Bunshi shrine
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    3.5
    62 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 7-18-5
    A Shinto shrine located at 7 Chome Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo. The shrine is jointly dedicated to the god Okuninushi no Okami together with the Izumo Oyashiro shrine in Shimane Prefecture. The shrine is famous for being one of the first Shinto shrines in Tokyo to hold Shinto-style weddings in the Meiji period.

    not an easy place to find, needed google map to get to this shrine, this is the shrine to pray for love.

  • TsuruTonTan-Noodle Craftsman's Hospitality Roppongi Branch (Kinshoro)
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    375 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 3-14-12 Roppongi 3-chome Building 1,2F
    This is a restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Kansai-style udon made with pride by noodle craftsmen. The restaurant has a complete menu that includes 50 types of udon prepared in large bowls, seasonal items, and an udon nabe course recommended for special occasions. TsuruTonTan is well known for advancing into Roppongi in Tokyo at the request of celebrity Mari Natsuki, who often frequented their Osaka stores. With a relaxed modern Japanese decor, the restaurant has table seats as well as private dining rooms.

    This UDON restaurant is located in Roppongi. In addition to the usual Japanese UDON noodles, there is a stylish UDON menu. I odered Carbonara UDON,The cream and udon were amazingly matched. I...

  • Atago Jinja
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Atago 1-5-3
    This shrine located in Atago’s office zone in Tokyo’s Minato City is built atop the natural mountain Mt. Atago. It was constructed under the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603 for the deity of fire protection, and its principle enshrined deity is the god of fire “Homusubi-no-mikoto.” The stone steps at the front are called the “Shusse no Ishidan” (Stairway of Success), well-known for an occasion when a samurai rode his horse up and down the steps and earned the praise of shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu. The premises of the shrine are like an oasis offering opportunities to enjoy cherry blossoms and autumn foliage, and they are often visited by many of the nearby office workers.
  • Ex Theater Roppongi
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    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Nishiazabu 1-2-9
    A performing arts theater operated by TV Asahi and located on Roppongi-dori Avenue in Nishiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo. The theater is used to host events such as concerts, theater performances, rakugo (traditional comedic storytelling), and movies. The theater is also used for the Tokyo International Film Festival and for live broadcasts of the television show Music Station.

    TOKYO is packed with live music stages of all sizes ranging from claustrophobic clubs such as the Cyclone in Shibuya (which is mystery to me how they can survive a fire inspection having double meat...

  • Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 8-1-22
    This place typically displays and sells approximately 3,500 items of traditional craftsmanship from around Japan that have received special designation from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, including textiles, pottery and Japanese washi paper. In addition to the usual exhibits, they host special exhibitions that change every two weeks. Popular features include the performance corner where one can watch craftsmen use their artisanal techniques up close, and the corner that allows visitors to try making their own crafts. It’s an excellent place not only to find everyday items but also souvenirs that are unique to Japan.

    If you are looking for something cheaply made and thusly inexpensive in price, do not enter this store because it is packed with only high quality merchandise. They have crafts made from glass...

  • Toranomon Hills
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Toranomon 1-23-1-4
    Toranomon Hills is a complex building centered around a skyscraper of 52 stories above the ground in Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo. Opened in 2014, it includes shopping facilities, restaurants, cafes, conference centers, office areas, residential housing, and the Andaz Tokyo Hotel. The restaurant zone is a bright open space in a three-story atrium facing the garden.
  • Jomon Roppongi
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    4.5
    419 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 5-9-17 Fuji Mori Building 1F

    This is a real gem of a restaurant in the Roppongi area. Food is amazing and cooked right in front of you on a bbq. Staff are are super friendly and speak english and make a it a fun atmosphere...

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