Nightlife in Roppongi is not something to be missed when you are visiting Tokyo. It is best to set a date to really let your hair down, galavant the district at night and have some serious 360 degrees of fun. The Roppongi district showcases some of Japan’s largest and most spectacular property, commercial and tourism developments. There are a lot of things that you can do in this district that one night may not be enough.
1. Enjoy the beautiful view of Tokyo from Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View is located in the Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills. The Mori Tower is the place to be watching the Tokyo skyline at night and for arts as tickets to the Tokyo City View include admission to the Mori Museum. Experience the 360 views of the city at the 52nd floor Observation Deck or if you are adventurous, get out on the Sky Deck to fully grasp the beauty of Tokyo at night.
Address: 53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission Fees: For Observation Deck Only – 1,800 JPY for Adults, 1,200 JPY for Students, 600 JPY for kids 4 years old up to Junior High School, 1,500 for Seniors Additional fee for the Sky Deck – 500 JPY for Adults and Students, 300 JPY for kids 4 years old up to Junior High School, 500 JPY for Seniors
Hours: Observation Deck – Monday to Thursday 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Last entry is 10:30 PM), Friday, Saturday and Days before Holidays 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM (Last entry is 12:00 AM), Sky Deck – Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Last entry is 7:30 PM)
Nightlife in Roppongi is not complete without clubs. Roppongi is well considered to be the epicenter of clubbing in Tokyo. As several clubs are located thereat, but the three mentioned below are the best clubs in the entire district and probably all over Tokyo:
On the top floor of the Roppongi Roi Building, surrounded by glass gives a clear view of adjacent areas adds to the enjoyment of this party venue. Enhanced by LED lighting with state of the art sound and DJ equipment, V2 Tokyo stands above the rest. Internationally well known, thousands of visitors from all over the world come to visit V2, drink and dance the night away.
Address: 5-5-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Roi Bldg. 13F
Telephone Numbers: 03-5474-0091 for Inquiries, 03-5413-5145 for Party Reservations
Hours: 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM
Esprit Tokyo is well known for its amazing trendsetting music and visual equipment including the state of the art LED light ball that illuminates the dance floor in sync of the musical beats and rhythms. Only a minute from the Metro Roppongi Station, famous DJ’s choose Esprit to be their place of music, so it’s best to make reservations prior to going to this party venue.
Address: Roppongi B&V Bldg.2 3F, 5-1-6 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-3470-1371
Hours: Open all year around – 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM
A-life combines all the elements of a nightspot under one roof; dancing (basement dance floor), Bar (1st floor Island Bar) and Lounging (2nd floor lounge area). The focus of each concept is to create the sound and atmosphere that partygoers and night owls will surely enjoy. Each floor is equipped with the latest Martin Audio System that matches the mood of each concept.
Address: 1-7-2 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-3408-1111
Hours: Weekdays – 9:00 PM to 4:30 AM (B1F & 1F), Weekends 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM (B1F, 1F, 2F) Entrance Fee: Weekdays – Men 2,000 JPY with 2 drinks, Ladies 1,000 JPY with 2 drinks; Weekends – Men 3000 JPY – 4000 JPY with 2-4 drinks, Ladies 1,000 JPY to 2,000 JPY with 2-3 drinks
3. Enjoy the modern Japanese show at Roppongi Kaguwa
At Roppongi Kaguwa, Tokyo’s grand red-light district, guests are treated by Geisha, Oiran, Samurai and Kimono and other noted features of traditional and contemporary Japan in restaurant shows performed every night by finest professional dancers. Delicious food merged with cultural entertainment with a twist, Kaguwa represents Japanese entertainment at its finest.
Address: Roppongi Kaguwa 5-4-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0032
Telephone Number: 03-5414-8818
Hours: Monday to Thursday 6:00 PM to 12:30 AM (1st Act from 7:00 PM and 2nd Act from 10:00 PM), Friday and Saturday 6:00 PM to 3:30 AM BIOU-za (Matinee) Saturday and Sunday 3:45 PM, Show start from 4:30PM
4. Enjoy superb drinks at luxurious bars
Maduro Jazz Lounge
The Maduro Jazz Lounge in Roppongi offers luxury ambience for drinks, intimacy and night live entertainment by international artists. After club hopping, this is the place to be for some chilling music, fine malt whiskey or wine and some snacks. Maduro offers a wide variety of Cigars, whiskey and wine in its collection paired with an evening snack menu.
Address: 6 Chome 10-3 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032
Telephone Numbers: +81 3-4333-1234
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Friday and Saturday 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Mezzo Bar Lounge
A great addition to the ever-expanding axis of Roppongi nightlife entertainment and partying is Mezzo. It is the place to see, be seen and experience; with its freshly made fruit cocktails, lounging ambiance and secret VIP lounge. Mezzo is recommended for halfway through your night out and whilst in between bars or clubs – chill and reboot your groove with a refreshing drink and take staff recommendation on where to go next.
Address: 1F/2F Roppongi St. Bldg, 5-1-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-6438-9711
Hours: Monday to Saturday 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Closed on Sunday
5. Appreciate art at Mori Museum
Mori Museum is the testament to the well-rounded appreciation of the Japanese to life, culture and arts. Nestled in the center of Tokyo City View is the museum featuring contemporary arts including architecture. Admission to the Mori Museum is included in the Tokyo City View admission fee. So when you soak into the sight of Tokyo Skyline, you get the treat of viewing the exhibits at the museum as well.
Address: Tokyo City View 53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Telephone Number: 03-6406-6771
Admission Fees: For Mori Art Museum (and Tokyo City View) 1,800 JPY for Adults, 1,200 JPY for Students, 600 JPY for kids 4 years old up to Junior High School, 1,500 JPY for seniors
Business Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Last entry is 9:30 PM), Tuesday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Last entry is 4:30 PM)
6. Midnight coffee and books at TSUTAYA Roppongi
TSUTAYA Roppongi is a huge bookshop and hobby store. It has the finest collection of carefully selected books and magazine as well as a Starbucks Coffee that features high quality arabica coffee beans and pastries to go with your brew and book. Craft, movies and collectible items are all in one roof. Tsutaya is truly a homebody’s paradise.
Address: Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori, Roppongi Hills, 6-11-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-5775-1515
Hours: Monday to Sunday 7:00 AM to 4:00 AM
7. View beautiful Christmas light along Keyaki Zaka and Tokyo Midtown
The best place to feel the Christmas vibe are along Keyakizaka Street and the Tokyo Midtown Roppongi Hills, where carols are sung by world-class performers. And Christmas trees in the Mori Garden, or in the West Walk, lend warmth to the cold winter nights of December. This is a treat for the whole family, bringing the Christmas spirit with the beautiful designs and themes along Keyakizaka, and the yearly event at Tokyo Midtown 2017’s theme Space Odyssey and Star Dust Walk.
Tokyo Midtown: http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/xmas/english/
8. Sing until morning in a Karaoke
Karaoke Kan Roppongi
Karaoke Kan is a household name for a fun Karaoke night with friends. Sing your heart out to different songs from around the world. Break out of your comfort zone and get into a festive mood by getting into costumes – free for 2 hours and copious amounts of drinks.
Address: 4-9-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: +81-3-5410-2244
Business Hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00 PM to 6:00 AM
Websites: http://karaokekan.jp/shop/tokyo_area2/03020004.html (Japanese only)
Pasela Resorts Roppongi Store
The Pasela Resorts Roppongi Store is an entertainment complex. The Pasela Resorts Roppongi is decorated in Balinese style for that tropical vibe. They serve international cuisine, tropical inspired drinks, children’s menu and dessert. Pasela Resorts offers more with different international restaurants, bar and private function rooms for parties and events.
Address: Roppongi 5-16-3 Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Telephone Number: 0120-911-086
Business Hours: Sunday to Thursday and Holiday 12:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Friday to Sunday and Holiday 12:00 PM and 7:00 AM
Website: https://www.pasela.co.jp/shop/roppongi/ (Japanese Only)
9. Enjoy delicious craft beer from Japan and around the world at Brewdog Roppongi
Brewdog Roppongi adds additional shine to Tokyo’s night life with the addition of Brewdog’s offering of the finest taps of Japanese and international craft beer. Menu from Brewdog complements the different flavors of the craft beers. There are 20 taps to drink to your heart’s content.
Address: Saito Bldg. 1F, 5-3-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-6447-4160
Hours: Monday to Friday 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM
10. Taste delicious luxury dinner in Roppongi
Ryugin is a fine dining restaurant based on the concept of Wa or harmony. Enjoy delicious Japanese Cuisine and ambiance presented by the chef with the aim of appreciating and sharing with the customer the blessings of Japan’s fertile lands.
Address: 7-17-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-3423-8006
Hours: Monday to Sunday 6:00 PM to 12:30 AM (LO 9:30PM)
Sushi Tsu is a hidden treasure in Roppongi, serving aged sushi and prepares the dish quite differently from the traditional sushi. Aging fish for sushi brings out more complex flavor, creating a new dining experience for raw fish lovers. The must not be missed piece in their menu is Otoro Nigiri famous for its 50 hidden cuts. Reservations are required in advance to secure a seat or a table.
Address: 3-1-15 Nishiazabu Minato Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-3404-2622
Business Hours: Monday to Saturday – Lunch 11:30 AM to 13:30 PM, Dinner first term 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and second term 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Closed on Sunday and no Lunch on Wednesday
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1307/A130701/13061640/ (Japanese only)
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