Bars and nightlife are what both Roppongi and Akasaka are all about – you'd have to be blind not to be able to locate a place to enjoy a booze-up or go wild dancing. There are plenty of cafes, too, with both Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown featuring nice spots to linger over a latte or a cup of tea and cake.

Feature: Warning: Roppongi Nightlife

Roppongi is quite innocent, even upmarket, during the day. However, at night the footpaths along Gaien-Higashi-dōri, south of Tokyo Midtown, become populated with hawkers trying to entice patrons into clubs, promising age-old entertainment such as massage and liquor. Some of these touts can be aggressive, others just chatty. Use caution if you follow them, as instances of spiked drinks followed by theft, beatings and blackouts have been reported, to the point that Western embassies have issued warnings. Exercise common sense and healthy scepticism. If someone offers you illegal drugs, leave.

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