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Course:Tokyo Midtown >> Suntory Museum of Art >> Roppongi Keyakizaka Street >> Tokyo City View >> Azabujuban Shotengai Shopping Street

This route lets you fully experience the fashionable, urban, and sophisticated district that is Roppongi. Treat yourself to shopping in Tokyo Midtown, then head on to Suntory Museum of Art located inside. Also don’t forget to set foot inside the Mori Art Museum and National Art Center. Collectively, the three museums are known as the “Roppongi Art Triangle.” Take a stroll along another Roppongi landmark, Keyakizaka Street, the main street in Roppongi Hills. Then while in Tokyo City View, relish the sight of Tokyo stretching out before your very eyes. Finally in front the station nearby, you’ll be charmed by the traditional shops along the commercial district that has flourished since olden times.

10:00 Toei Oedo Line Roppongi Station

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10:00 Map: 1Tokyo Midtown

It is a large-scale complex filled with high-quality design and trendy stores. From design, art, entertainment, and the like, to hotels, the various facilities on site are tailored to your every need. The open lawn spaces, Minato-ku Hinokicho Park, and the expansive lush greeneries surrounded by buildings give off a comfortable atmosphere.

11:00 Map: 2Suntory Museum of Art


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Located in Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F, the museum was designed with a “fusion of tradition and modern” theme. Though it maintains its purpose as a museum, with its architectural concept being an “urban living space,” various events are also held here utilizing the café, stores, a hall, and a tearoom. When the three museums in Roppongi, the Suntory Museum of Art, the Mori Art Museum, and the National Art Museum, are connected on a map, they form a triangle, thus earning the name, Roppongi Art Triangle. Combined discounts and various collaborations are offered and this establishes Roppongi as the art town.

Walk 5 minutes
 

12:30 Map: 3Roppongi Keyakizaka Street

Roppongi Keyakizaka Street is the main street of Roppongi Hills. Stretching for 400m, the street is colored with flowers grown in Tokyo, while lights from the illuminations dance around during winter. Be sure to have lunch here in Roppongi Hills, which is packed with various restaurants.

14:30 Map: 4Tokyo City View

Head on towards the observation deck located on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills. Sky Deck is the highest open-air rooftop observation deck in Japan. Rising at 270m above sea level and 238m from the ground, the skywalk will give you a sense of liberation.

Walk 20 minutes
 

16:00 Map: 5Azabujuban Shotengai Shopping District

In Azabajuban, where former daimyo residences were located, lies a shopping district which boasts more than 300 years of history. Stroll along the streets, lined with soba (buckwheat noodles) and taiyaki (Japanese fish-shaped cake) shops mingled with fashion boutiques and cafés. The area shaded by the trees lining the road is dotted with monuments for Kimi-chan, who inspired the famous nursery rhyme “The girl in red shoes.” Every August, the streets are packed with people celebrating the Azabujuban Noryo-matsuri Festival.

Walk 3 minutes
 

17:30 Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Namboku Line Azabujuban Station 

Model course Roppongi is displayed on a larger map

The red lines indicate trains and subways, blue lines are buses and cars, green lines are for walking, pink lines are for bicycles, purple lines are ships and water buses.

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