Roppongi Midtown or Tokyo Midtown can be seen as a small city within a city. Located in a heart of Roppongi, it has everything you can think of – from residential quarters to various high-end shops and cafés. Once you go inside, you will see the magnitude and the size of this building complex. So here are the reasons why you simply have to go to Roppongi Midtown.
1. Suntory Museum of Art
There are so many art pieces scattered throughout Roppongi Midtown but if you want to see a collection of various installations and paintings created by local artists, you should go to Suntory Museum of Art. Besides various art pieces, you can also enjoy a nice cup of tea in their tea room or purchase something from their shop.
- Name: Suntory Museum of Art
- Location: Galleria 3F (3F-4F Floor Map)
- Opening hour: 10:00AM – 06:00PM (08:00PM on Fridays and Saturdays)
- Closed on: Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, and during exhibition preparation periods.
- Website: http://www.suntory.com/sma/
2. Open the Park event
Happening annually (April 22 – May 29 this year) every spring, this event is held in Roppongi Midtown gardens. You will be able to sit back, relax, and read a book or sip a drink among the beautiful greenery. Also, this year’s event features an art exhibition and yoga classes if you are into fitness.
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There are so many high-end shops in Roppongi Midtown and you will be able to dress yourself from head to toe in designer clothes in no time. You can spend hours and hours just browsing around if you are not interested in buying anything. The clothes there are simply magnificent and we all need a bit of eye candy every now and then.
4. Fujifilm Square
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Photography lovers will enjoy Fujifilm Square so much. You will be able to see both history and the future of photography since Fujifilm Square is a museum and a showroom under one roof. Both antique Fujifilm cameras and the newest models are displayed there and you will most certainly adore this place.
- Name: Fujifilm Square
- Location: Midtown West 1F(entrance)
- Price: Free
- Opening hour: 10:00AM – 07:00PM
- Closed on: New Year’s break
- Website: http://fujifilmsquare.jp/en/
Roppongi Midtown has a variety of different restaurants. It doesn’t matter which cuisine is your favorite – you will very likely find it here. Besides international restaurants, you can always go for a local option and try traditional Japanese meals. I mean, Japan is the perfect place for exploring new and unusual foods.
6. Sipping tea or coffee
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Once you get exhausted from walking around Tokyo Midtown, you should sit down and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. Luckily, you will have a lot of great options right there in front of you. You will find famous coffee shops such as Dean & Deluca as well as a number of local vendors as well. Don’t forget that these coffee shops often have snacks so you can also grab a pastry or a cupcake for later as well.
7. Billboard Live Tokyo
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Finally, Billboard Live Tokyo is a unique experience if you love live music. A large number of international and domestic stars have performed at this location. It might be on a smaller side, but it offers a more intimate feeling and you will be completely engulfed in the music. You can also sit back and enjoy a variety of drinks at the lounge.
- Name: Billboard Live Tokyo
- Location: Garden Terrace/4F/2
- Opening hour: 10:00AM – 07:00PM (when there is no performance)
- Website: http://www.billboard-live.com/club/t_index_e.html
Going to Roppongi Midtown is a great way to spend your day in Tokyo. You will most certainly have a lot of fun just walking around and exploring this enormous place.
Have a good trip and travel!