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Roppongi (Japan)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
15 minutes from Shinjuku station by tube
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Roppongi

Catherine Derieux Seasoned Traveller
8 written opinions

The Roppongi is known as THE district for expatriates in Tokyo - at least, for the well-heeled among them. Quiet and peaceful during the day, it is especially frequented for its night life!

My suggestion:
Choose the end of the afternoon to go to Tokyo Tower. If you take your time, you will enjoy the view by day and then by night. Both are worth the visit.
My review

It is at the top of Tokyo Tower in the Roppongi district that I fell in love with the Japanese capital. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, its silhouette undeniably lends colour to the city's skyline.

The glass floor of the main observatory, about 150 metres high, gives you the dizzying impression of walking in thin air. But the view is breathtaking. I loved it and didn't hesitate one second to pay an extra fee to go up to the second observatory, 100 metres above. From up there I watched the sunset and the night cover the city little by little. There is some magical about watching Tokyo light up!

If Tokyo Tower gets (almost) all the attention, there is another curiosity worth a visit in Roppongi: Maman, a work representing a gigantic spider by the visual artist, Louise Bourgeois.

Tokyo Tower, the characteristic silhouette of the Japanese capital's skyline.
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