Roppongi, Azabu-Juban, Nishi-Azabu
ShugoArts - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open 11am-7pm (Sun 12-6). Closed Mondays.]
This small gallery represents artists Ilya Kabakov, Jan Fable, Tomoko Yoneda, and Naofumi Maruyama. The gallery is located in the new (October 2016) "complex 665" gallery space, along with a few other contemporary-art galleries.
Tomio Koyama Gallery - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sun, Mon.]
This major gallery represents over fifty Japanese and international artists, and occupies an important place in the Japanese contemporary art scene. Represented artists include Benjamin Butler, Atsushi Fukui, Ryan McGinley, Mika Ninagawa, Yoko Ono,...
Ritz-Carlton - Bar: Roppongi
[Open 2:30pm-midnight daily.]
Perched high above the city on the 45th floor of Tokyo Midtown's Ritz Carlton Hotel, the Lobby Bar overlooks Tokyo Tower and the surrounding area. Nestled in overstuffed chairs with pillows covered in candy-colored pastel silk, visitors can enjoy...
Billboard Live - Jazz club: Roppongi
A live venue for international soul, r&b and jazz acts.
Mori Art Museum - Art museum: Roppongi
[Open 10am-10pm (Tue -5pm). Open every day.]
Here on the 53rd floor of the Mori Tower, museum visitors can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the city after seeing an exhibition. The space itself is relatively large for Tokyo, and exhibitions are well curated, often featuring Asian as well...
STB 139 - Jazz club: Roppongi
[Open 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.]
Live jazz, soul and pop music, with the occasional big-name act.
Don Quijote - Retail: Roppongi
[Open 24 hours a day.]
A 24-hour branch of the strikingly eclectic discount store chain.
Gallery Ma - Art gallery: Nogizaka
[Open 11am-6pm (Fri -7pm). Closed Sun, Mon.]
Established by Toto, the manufacturer of bathroom appliances, Gallery Ma is a small two-story gallery located above their Nogizaka showroom. They specialize in modern architecture and contemporary design, with frequent exhibitions devoted to...
National Art Center, Tokyo - Art museum: Nogizaka
[Open 10am-6pm. Closed Tuesdays.]
While the museum doesn't have a permanent collection, there are usually several small exhibitions going on at any given time, focusing on ceramics, photography, drawings and paintings. The strikingly original building was designed by architect...
SuperDeluxe - Event space: Nishi-Azabu
[Open 8pm-2am daily.]
SuperDeluxe have established themselves as a center for experimental music, performance and art, with interesting events scheduled for nearly every night of the week. The monthly event called PechaKucha is especially worth checking out - it's a...
Bullet's - Club: Nishi-Azabu
An "ambient bar" with live music.
Tsutaya Tokyo Roppongi - Bookstore: Azabu-Juban
[Open 7am-4am daily.]
Booksellers in Japan have a generous tradition of letting their customers stand and read books at length before buying (or not buying), but the Tsutaya chain of book/record stores have gone one better than most. In their new Roppongi store, they...
Musee Tomo - Art museum: Kamiyacho
[Open 10am-6pm. Closed Mondays.]
Tomo Kikuchi has assembled one of the best collections of contemporary Japanese ceramic art in the world, including works by many recognized master potters, and her collection is still growing with the addition of newly added pieces each year. ...
Prince Park Tower Bowling Salon - Bowling alley: Akabanebashi
[Open weekdays 2-10pm; weekends 11am-8pm. Open every day.]
If you like to party while you bowl, open-bar plans are available, priced from Y2000 for 90 minutes.
Tokyo Tower - Attraction: Akabanebashi
[Open 9am-10pm (enter by 9:30) daily.]
Similar in appearance and a few meters taller than the Eiffel Tower, Tokyo Tower stands at 333m, with observation decks at 150m and 250m which you can reach by elevator or via a long climb up the exterior staircase. Dusk or early evening is the...
Mixx Bar - Bar: Tameike
[Open 11:30am-1am daily.]
Mixx Bar takes advantage of its location on the 36th floor of the ANA Intercontinental Hotel to offer cinematic views of the city. The black-and-white modern interior, with its boxy floating lanterns and shiny-topped tables, recalls the Gotham City...