From fancy cafés to hundreds of shopping options, exhibitions to upscale restaurants, Roppongi Hills is one of modern Tokyo's most famous landmarks.
No matter what you have heard of the place or what you already might know about it, we promise that there's so much more to discover still! Let's take a look at Roppongi Hills' five most amazing spots and how to make the best of them.
- Table of Contents
- Meet Maman: Roppongi Hills' Friendly Scary Spider Landmark
- Sky Deck: Gaze Upon Tokyo and its Landmarks and Spot Mount Fuji in the Distance
- Mori Garden: Explore Traditional Japan in the Feudal Lord's Garden
- Grand Hyatt Tokyo: Indulge in Luxurious Time in a Gorgeous Hotel
- TV Asahi: Discover Japanese TV Culture
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Meet Maman: Roppongi Hills' Friendly Scary Spider Landmark
It's no secret that Roppongi Hills is a place to meet international artists and their works. Six different artworks can be enjoyed in the public space, supervised by the Mori Art Museum located in Roppongi Hills, and another three are to be found at TV Asahi.
The most famous of them all, however, is Maman: over six meters tall towers the bronze spider over Roppongi Hills' visitors, created by the talented late Louise Bourgeois. Acting as a friendly protector rather than a spidery scare, Maman has become the area's big landmark, with hundreds of people gathering underneath her legs and taking photos with and of her daily. Go ahead and snap the very best picture of Roppongi's iconic spider!
Sky Deck: Gaze Upon Tokyo and its Landmarks and Spot Mount Fuji in the Distance
One of Tokyo's most famous observation decks can be found on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills' Mori Tower. Gaze upon the city from 250 meters above sea level at the indoor corridor, or climb yet another 20 meters higher to reach the open-air Sky Deck.
Starting with Tokyo's old and modern landmarks such as Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, and the Imperial Palace, you can even see Mount Fuji in the distance on a clear and sunny day.
The night view from Sky Deck, however, is particularly breathtaking. A million lights glimmer and sparkle below your feet, giving the nighttime sky an elegant orange glow - this is the vivid and beautiful Tokyo that we all know and love. We highly recommend visiting once the sun has set.
Entry Fee: 1,800 yen; plus 500 yen for Sky Deck access
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (last entry: 10:30 p.m.)
Fridays, Saturays & before national holidays: until 1:00 a.m. (last entry: midnight)
Sky Deck hours: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last entry: 7:30 p.m.)
Holidays: None. The Sky Deck is closed in case of bad weather.
Mori Garden: Explore Traditional Japan in the Feudal Lord's Garden
The representative green space of Roppongi Hills is, undoubtedly, Mori Garden. Its origins are rather ancient, dating back to the Edo period in the Middle Ages.
It was once part of a mansion occupied by the prestigious Mori family, an old samurai clan, constructed in the year 1650. The Mori Garden as it is today was opened in 2003, offering a vast oasis of 4,300 square meters filled with waterfalls and streams around the large pond, numerous trees, and absolutely stunning scenery that changes its color with every passing season.
Mori Garden becomes particularly lively during spring, as it is a famous and popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. The garden's circular shape allows for a stroll, best enjoyed with a sweet seasonal treat in one hand and a camera in the other.
Entry Fee: None
Grand Hyatt Tokyo: Indulge in Luxurious Time in a Gorgeous Hotel
Having its headquarters in the United States, the Hyatt Hotels Corporation owns over 500 different hotels and resorts worldwide, and every single one of them is known for its outstanding service and sophisticated interior.
One of them is the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, located right in Roppongi Hills's heart, offering a total of 387 rooms with 28 suites. If you don't plan to stay in one of the hotel's spacious rooms, why not enjoy a bit of luxury in one of the ten different bars and restaurants situated inside the Grand Hyatt Roppongi Hills? One of them is Keyakizaka, an excellent teppanyaki restaurant that has been awarded one star by Michelin. Savor Japan!
Check-In: from 3:00 p.m.
Check-Out: until 12:00 p.m.
Room Rate: Twin from 56,000 yen (tax and service charge excluded)
Restaurants: 3 Japanese, 1 Chinese, 1 French, among others.
Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-3 , Tokyo-to, 106-0032
Roppongi Station （Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Toei Oedo Line）
15 minutes on foot
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from 34,408JPY 1room, 2adults
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- Address Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-3 , Tokyo-to, 106-0032
TV Asahi: Discover Japanese TV Culture
The famous TV Asahi headquarters face the lush Mori Garden, being a vital part of Roppongi Hills. On its first floor, the TV Asahi shops sell all kinds of goods and merchandise of the channel.
This includes all-time favorites such as Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan, shows, and animations that aren't only majorly popular in Japan but also abroad. Around 2,000 different unique items and many special editions can be found here, making for excellent souvenirs that perfectly represent the modern Tokyo that Roppongi Hills and TV Asahi stand for.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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