After 6 pm on any night of the week you will find no other place that has a higher concentration of foreigners than Roppongi. Roppongi is either loved or loathed by both Japanese and foreigners. From the Roppongi crossing in each direction bars, restaurants and night clubs line the street. The main strip centers around Gaien-Higashi-dori. Head south from Roppongi station towards Tokyo Tower and you will find yourself in the center of all the action.
Places to go
The newly opened Roppongi Hills complex has brought about a huge change to the Roppongi area. The massive office, shopping, hotel, apartment and entertainment building is built on 11 hectares of prim real-estate and has a total floor are of 724,000 square meters. The main building is 54 stories and stands 238 meters high.
Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View is a huge observation deck located in the main Roppongi Hills Tower on the 52nd floor. Entrance is a little steep at 1,500 yen for adults, but it is open 1 a.m. (last entry at midnight) every night making it a great place to go on that romantic date.
Virgin Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills
This cinema complex in Roppongi Hills as really set the standard for other cinemas to follow in Tokyo. Booking s can be made on-line and you can check seat availability. Every Wednesday features "Ladies Day" where tickets are 1,000 yen. On the first day of every month tickets are 1,000 yen for everyone.