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Things to do in Roppongi

Things to do in Roppongi

Things to do in Roppongi


If you’re in Japan and are in the Roppongi area looking for things to do here are some of the top things to do in Roppongi. Roppongi may be mainly known as a crazy clubbing area but there’s actually so much more to it. So here are some of the other things to enjoy while in Roppongi!

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1. Great View of Tokyo

If you go to the Mori Art Museum, you’ll get to go to the 52nd floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. From here, you can get a beautiful view of Tokyo. So if you want to get a nice view of Tokyo but don’t want to pay the money to go up Tokyo tower or the Sky Tree then this is the perfect alternative for you.


Things to do in Roppongi

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2. Mama’s Club Theatre

For mother’s traveling with little ones this is a great place for you to watch a movie. It is specifically tailored to parents who want to watch a movie with their baby without having to worry even if their child cries the whole way through. All parents know the struggles of having a baby because they will cry when they want to cry. Which makes it hard for parents to be able to go to the movie theatre. But as the Mama’s Club Theatre will have other parents with small babies who go through the same struggles even if your child cries they’ll understand!



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3. Tsurutontan

If you’re looking for some hangover food after a night of clubbing then tsurutontan is the best place to go. They serve you a number of different types of udon noodles and are open until 8 am! However, this place is pretty popular so everyone usually heads to this place after the clubbing.



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Things to do in Roppongi

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4. Falafel Brothers

If you’re a vegan and you’re looking for a place to eat it can be very difficult as many of the dishes in Japan have some sort of meat or fish. Even in the soup it is usually a meat or fish base soup which makes it impossible for vegans and vegetarians to find a place to eat in Tokyo. But don’t worry, if you’re in Roppongi there is actually a vegan place called Falafel Brothers. All of their bread is also gluten-free as well!



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5.  Roppongi Illumination

If you’re visiting during the Winter season then the Roppongi Illumination is a must see. It’s absolutely beautiful. But do keep in mind that it will also be absolutely packed with people as it is one of the most popular attractions in Roppongi during the Winter time.



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6. National Art Museum

For those who are major art lovers then the National Art Museum is the place for you to go. It is one of Asia’s largest exhibition halls. The National Art Museum is often rented out to third party organizations who want to display their art. So there will always be different arts out on display. If you are interested it would be best to check their official website to see if their will be any art displays that you are interested in seeing during your visit.



Things to do in Roppongi

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7.  Enjoy the nightlife

Roppongi is the place to be if you want to get a taste of the nightlife while you’re jn Tokyo. There are clubs after clubs lined up that you can walk into. Some of the more popular clubs will have lines a mile long outside of the club so make sure you get there earlier on in the night if you dont want to wait in line. Some of the most popular clubs in Roppongi right now are Alife, 1Oak etc. These are the more international clubs so you’ll find that those clubs are packed with foreigners. Some of the clubs in Japan are super loose and so you can walk right in without an ID check but there are also a lot of clubs that require a photo ID. So just to be safe make sure that you bring a picture ID with your birthday on it or else you most likely won’t be getting into the club.



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8. Hedgehog cafe Harry

For those who think hedgehogs are adorable will love this place. It’s called a “cafe” but they only have instant coffee so don’t expect to have a really good cup of coffee while you’re there. It’s really mainly just to play with the hedgehogs. But keep in mind that you will need to make a reservation before hand. The spots fill up quickly so it’s best to make the reservation way in advance. You’ll also be able to feed the hedgehogs if you pay for the additional fee. But the food you will be given to fee them are bugs so if you don’t like bugs then skip the feeding part.



Things to do in Roppongi

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9. Snoopy Museum

If you want to learn more about Charles M. Schultz and the history behind his character, Snoopy, then you should definitely visit the snoopy museum. You can find purchase original Peanuts goods here and have downtime at the Snoopy cafe. If you would like to go to the Snoopy Museum, whether it is with you friends, family or partner, it is highly recommended that you purchase your entrance tickets in advance. There are 5 different time slots in which you can book from:

  1. 10:00 to 11:30
  2. 12:00 to 1:30
  3. 2:00 to 3:30
  4. 4:00 to 5:30
  5. 6:00 to 7:30

Once you have picked a time slot and booked your ticket you can enter anytime between your time slot. Although there is a time slot for each person who books their ticket their is no time limit to how long you can stay!



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10. Yelo Shaved Ice

If you are traveling to Japan during the summer season, i’m sure that with all the research you’ve done you’ve probably read on several blogs that it gets SUPER hot and humid in Japan during the summer. So this Yelo Shaved Ice place is the best place to go to cool down. Shaved ice has always been a very famous snack for Japanese people during the summer to cool down. At Yelo there are several different flavors of shaved ice and you can even customize it by adding different toppings to it.



Things to do in Roppongi

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11. Mercer Brunch

If you love French toast then having lunch/brunch at Mercer Brunch is a MUST! They have about 10 different plates that you can choose from for lunch that all come with two pieces of French toast. Everything on their menu is absolutely delicious but their French toast is just superb. Their lunch time menu is from 10:00 to 3:30 pm from Monday through Friday. On the weekends their lunch menu is from 9-6pm. Their dinner menu is good as well but much more costly so it is most recommended to go during their lunch hours.


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