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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...
ShugoArts - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, holidays.]
This influential gallery represents artists Ilya Kabakov, Jan Fable, Tomoko Yoneda, and Naofumi Maruyama. The relatively spacious two-room gallery is located in the "complex 665" gallery building, along with Tomio Koyama and Taka Ishii. All three...
Tomio Koyama Gallery - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, holidays.]
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,...
Taka Ishii Gallery - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, holidays.]
One of Tokyo's better-known contemporary art galleries, Taka Ishii occupies the third floor of the "complex 665" gallery building in Roppongi. The gallery also regularly publishes art books showcasing their broad roster of artists, and participates...
Perrotin - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, holidays.]
Parisian art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin, known abroad as the man who introduced Takashi Murakami to the world (he has represented Murakami since 1993), opened this gallery in 2017 after expanding from Paris to New York, Hong Kong and Seoul. The...
Yutaka Kikutake Gallery - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open noon-6pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, holidays.]
Founded in 2015, this small gallery represents mostly up-and-coming Japanese contemporary artists in all visual media. This is one of several contemporary art galleries located in Roppongi's Piramide arts complex.
Zen Foto - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, holidays.]
With an emphasis on contemporary photography from China and Japan, Zen Foto shows a mix of both established and up-and-coming young photographers from the two countries, and publishes a number of limited-edition books to go with its shows. The...
Ota Fine Arts - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, holidays.]
With a history dating back to 1993, Ota has established itself as a pioneer in the world of Japanese contemporary art, and was an early promoter of artist Yayoi Kusama, among others. One of the gallery's goals is to support art with a regional...
Wako Works of Art - Art gallery: Roppongi
[Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, holidays.]
Wako represents a roster of major contemporary European and international artists like Gerhard Richter and Wolfgang Tillmans, and aims to introduce important artists who have not been shown very often in Japan. The gallery is located in the...
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...
Tokyo Midtown - Shopping complex: Roppongi
Open in 2007, this huge complex includes office and residential towers, a hotel, two art museums and a large shopping and restaurant center. The park area behind the shopping center is a popular warm-weather destination.
Billboard Live - Jazz club: Roppongi
A live venue for international soul, r&b and jazz acts.
21_21 Design Sight - Art museum: Roppongi
[Open 10am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.]
Designed by architect Tadao Ando and completed in 2007, the low-slung museum building is designed to fit harmoniously with its surroundings, with 80% of its very limited floor space placed underground. Inspired by Issey Miyake's clothing design,...

Nogizaka

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 a 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. And while you're here, be sure to check out the fantastic...
Souvenir from Tokyo - Retail: Nogizaka
[Open 10am-6pm (Fri -8pm). Closed Tuesdays.]
The name of this shop really doesn't do it justice - more than just a souvenir shop or museum shop, it's actually one of the best design shops in Tokyo. You'll find excellent selections of pottery, glassware, fabrics, paper goods and many other...

Nishi-Azabu

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...

Azabu-Juban

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...

Kamiyacho

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...

Tameike

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...