July 20, 2017
Top 10 Tourist Attractions & Best Things to Do in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi is home to Tokyo’s jetsetters and some of Tokyo’s most famous sightseeing spots. It is also home to one of Tokyo’s most gorgeous landmarks Roppongi Hills, and also home to Tokyo’s most famous modern art museum Mori Art Museum. You can also find many varieties of shop in Roppongi; from the cheapest one to the most expensive one as well.
1. Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills is the most famous landmark of Roppongi, which is located within few minutes walk from Roppongi Station; you can reach this landmark from the underground pass of Roppongi Station.
Roppongi Hills accommodates not just shopping arcades, but also office buildings, museum, and cinema as well. If you love art, you should definitely visit Mori Art Museum to see the beautiful modern art pieces.
You can also enjoy the anime and movie exhibition at Mori Art Center Gallery, and you can enjoy the gorgeous light up view of Tokyo Tower in the evening from Roppongi Hills Sky Deck!
Name: Roppongi Hills
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Within 8-minute walk from Roppongi Station
Map: Map to Roppongi Hills
2. Tokyo Midtown
Tokyo Midtown is another famous landmark of Roppongi, which accommodates both shopping arcades and office buildings. Tokyo Midtown is located right beside the Hinoki Park, and it is famous for its beautiful all-season night illumination.
Tokyo Midtown is famous for its great garden “Midtown Garden”, and you can enjoy the gorgeous view of the seasonal flowers there.
If you love art, you should definitely visit Tokyo Midtown’s art exhibition like “21_21 DESIGN SIGHT” and “Tokyo Midtown Design Hub”. The landmark is also equipped with hotel and live spot as well!
Name: Tokyo Midtown
Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Direct access from Roppongi Station
Map: Map to Tokyo Midtown
3. TV Asahi
TV Asahi is one of the most famous television companies in Japan, and its headquarter is located in Roppongi.
As visitors, you can visit the atrium of TV Asahi’s headquarter, which is located on the 1st floor. At the atrium, you can take pictures with the display of the TV series, and also visit the TV Asahi Shop to purchase the merchandise.
You can also enjoy the television station tour as well, which is available upon reservation only (Japanese only).
Name: TV Asahi
Address: 6-9-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Within 6-minute walk from Roppongi Station
Map: Map to TV Asahi
4. The National Art Center Tokyo
The National Art Center Tokyo is ranked 5th in the nation for its great collection of artwork. Opened for the first time in 2007, this museum accommodates not just art galleries, but also cafe and restaurants as well.
The business hours and the admission fees of this museum change depending on the contents of the exhibition. We strongly suggest you to check its official website before you visit the museum.
Name: The National Art Center Tokyo
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Closed on Tuesday
Access: Within 2-minute walk from Nogizaka Station
Map: Map to The National Art Center Tokyo
5. Snoopy Museum
Opened in 2016, Snoopy Museum is now very famous among the locals and the tourists. The museum is located very close from Roppongi Hills and it has 5 snoopy statues at the entrance, making this museum is easy to find by the visitors.
As you enter the museum, you will find more than 80 different artefacts telling you the history of Snoopy. The exhibition changes every 6 months, so you can enjoy two different story of Snoopy every year.
The ticket comes in a Snoopy comic strip design, so you should definitely keep the tickets for memories!
Name: Snoopy Museum
Address: 5-6-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on end of year and new year
Access: Within 7-minute walk from Roppongi Station
Map: Map to Snoopy Museum
6. Izumo Ooyashiro Tokyo Bunshi
Izumo Ooyashiro Tokyo Bunshi, or also known as Izumo Taisha Tokyo Bunshi, is the Tokyo branch of Shimane Prefecture’s Izumo Ooyashiro Shrine. The shrine is a Shinto shrine, and is located on the 3F of a building in Roppongi.
This shrine is famous as a power spot, and it is also famous for housing the God of marriage as well. Located within few minute walk from Roppongi Station, this shrine is a perfect sightseeing spot to visit when you are in Tokyo!
Name: Izumo Ooyashiro Tokyo Bunshi
Address: Sofia Roppongi 3F, 7-18-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Within 1-minute walk from Roppongi Station
Map: Map to Izumo Ooyashiro Tokyo Bunshi
7. Roppongi Tensoji Shrine
Roppongi Tensoji Shrine, or also known as Ryudo Shinmeigu, is located near by the Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi. Built in Edo Period, the origin of this shrine name came from the myth that the dragon visited this shrine to light up the lanterns.
This shrine is one of the most famous shrines in Minato-ku, as it believes to house the God of good luck. With easy access from Roppongi Station, you should definitely visit this shrine for its good luck!
Name: Roppongi Tensoji Shrine
Address: 7-7-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Within 5-minute walk from Roppongi Station
Map: Map to Roppongi Tensoji Shrine
8. Suntory Museum of Art
Suntory Museum is located on the 3rd floor of Tokyo Midtown. The museum is managed by the famous beverage maker Suntory, and it exhibits many gorgeous Japanese fine art pieces.
You can find Japanese traditional paintings, potteries, and glassware at this museum. The museum often holds special events such as: artwork related talk show, painting event, and glassware/pottery making event, so you will not only see, but you can also experience making your own art at this museum!
Suntory Museum is also equipped with tea house as well, and you can enjoy Japanese green tea and sweets for JPY 1,000 at the tea house.
Name: Suntory Museum of Art
Address: Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Direct connection from Roppongi Station
Map: Map to Suntory Museum of Art
9. Illumination at Roppongi Keyakizaka
At the back of Roppongi Hills, you can find a slope called Keyakizaka. The slope is called as Keyakizaka (Keyaki Slope in English), as you can find many Keyaki trees standing along this 400 m slope.
The winter illumination at Roppongi Keyakizaka is extremely gorgeous, and during the off-seasons, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the flowers as well.
You can also easily access the famous branded shop like Louis Vuitton and Tiffany. You can also easily access Azabujuban Station from this slope as well!
Name: Roppongi Keyakizaka
Address: 6 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Within 2-minute walk from Roppongi Hills Bus Stop
Map: Map to Roppongi Keyakizaka
10. Roppongi Yokocho
Roppongi Yokocho is a food alley located on the 1st floor of Roppongi Roa Building. Opened in 2016, this food alley is located near by the Roppongi 5-chome intersections, which is reachable within 3-minute walk from Roppongi Station.
Roppongi Yokocho accommodates 20 different food shops, including yakiniku, yakitori, okonomiyaki, and Okinawa cuisine. Visit Roppongi Yokocho to enjoy various type of foods while enjoying the retro atmosphere of the alley!
Name: Roppongi Yokocho
Address: Roa Roppongi 1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Within 3-minute walk from Roppongi Station
Map: Map to Roppongi Yokocho
Enjoy the sight-seeing spots in Roppongi!
Roppongi is a fun area to explore, and we’ve listed up 10 different sightseeing spots for you to visit in Roppongi! With easy access from Haneda Airport, you should definitely include Roppongi in your itinerary when visiting Tokyo!