Circled by the Yamanote Line to its north, Roppongi has lured foreigners to its all-night scene since its days as a hangout for Allied forces post-WWII. Roppongi's infamous watering holes take their toll on the area, resulting in an increasingly run-down array of worn-in facades. Roppongi contrasts its shabbiness with ultra-modern chicness at Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, luxury complexes that attract finance moguls, business magnates, and foreign dignitaries to shop, sake, and dine.See 28 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Diverse Roppongi: From Giddily Disheveled to Sleekly Decadent
Please take note that Roppongi is a bar/club district, so during Friday and Saturday nights the streets will be crowded. We had no problem with that, but a family with kids may want to consider this."
Visited in 2013
Roppongi: The King of All-Night Nightlife
Roppongi, walkable to almost all the main attractions, is a combination of Beverly Hills-like glitz and glamour and accessible western and Japanese pubs. It is also home to celebrities [and is] visited by people from all over the world for its top-class food and nighttime entertainment."
Clean Lines and Fine Suits In Roppongi Hills
Roppongi is one of the liveliest areas for night life and culture and it is full of restaurants, bars, clubs, theaters, museums, cafes, art book stores, and cinemas."
International Influences: Corporate Cafes and Familiar Names
Roppongi is centrally located in Tokyo with great train access. It is a tourist attraction and has great shopping, restaurants, bars and clubs, etc."
Green Spaces In Roppongi
Day to Dusk: A View of Roppongi
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