Attractions

Top Choice Landmark in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills set the standard for 21st-century real-estate developments in Tokyo. The centrepiece of the office, shopping, dining and entertainment complex is the 54-storey Mori Tower, home to the Mori Art Museum …
Palace in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

State Guest House, Akasaka Palace

Check online for the opening schedule and somewhat complex admission details for this imperial palace and garden. Outside it's a dead ringer for London's Buckingham Palace. Inside, the tour route passes through four…
Buddhist Temple in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Zōjō-ji

One of the most important temples of the Jōdō (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism, Zōjō-ji dates from 1393 and was the funerary temple of the Tokugawa regime. It's an impressive sight, particularly the main gate, Sangedats…
Shinto Shrine in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Hie-jinja

Enshrining the deity of sacred Mt Hiei, northeast of Kyoto, this hilltop shrine has been the protector shrine of Edo Castle, now the Imperial Palace, since it was first built in 1478. Host of one of Tokyo’s three li…
Cemetery in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Aoyama Reien

The cherry-tree-lined paths of Japan’s first public cemetery are used by locals as shortcuts through the neighbourhood and as a place for picnics during hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) season. Accessible either from…
Museum in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Mori Art Museum

Atop Mori Tower, this gigantic gallery space sports high ceilings, a broad view and thematic programs that continue to live up to the hype associated with Roppongi Hills. Contemporary exhibitions are beautifully pre…
Tower in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Tokyo Tower

Something of a shameless tourist trap, this 1958-vintage tower remains a beloved symbol of the city's post-WWII rebirth. At 333m it's 13m taller than the Eiffel Tower, which was the inspiration for its design. It's …
Shinto Shrine in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Nogi-jinja

This shrine honours General Nogi Maresuke, a famed commander in the Russo-Japanese War. Hours after Emperor Meiji's funerary procession in 1912, Nogi and his faithful wife committed ritual suicide, following their m…
Landmark in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioi-chō

This new mixed-use development is best visited for its pleasant surrounding gardens and public art, including White Deer by Nawa Kōhei and the giant metallic flowers of Ōmaki Shinji. Opened in 2016, on the former si…
Gardens in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Canada Garden

Bring photo ID, sign in and take the escalator up to the entrance of the Canadian Embassy, which is fronted by this stark and brilliant stone sculpture garden. Designed by the Zen priest Shunmyō Masuno, natural and …