Tokyo Midtown is a landmark located in Roppongi in the centre of Tokyo. There are 130 shops and restaurants lining up this fashionable space, along with the Hinokicho Park with pleasant greenery, museums and hotels, making this place a favourite spot of the locals in Tokyo. This time, we are going to share everything about Midtown!
Tokyo Midtown is a famous tourist spot
The biggest features of Tokyo Midtown are its “Greenery” and “Art”. The gardens are filled with more than 100 kinds of plants that show the transition of the four seasons, approximately 140 cherry trees and camphor trees, including those that are over 100 years old, have been transplanted from traditional Japanese gardens to create a beautiful scene of Sakuranamiki (row of cherry trees) in spring, capturing the hearts of many. Events are held during each season such as cherry blossom viewing in Spring, yukata and beer garden in Summer, yoga and reading on the green lawn in Autumn, and illumination in Winter.
There is also the Suntory Museum of Art and 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, sculptures and artwork of many types can be seen here and there, creating a harmony between city and art. Above all, the Godzilla sculpture that appeared during 2014-2015 has become a well-known piece.
Shopping in UNIQLO, MUJI and Itoya
There are more than 130 shops in Tokyo Midtown. From high brands to “Tokyoish” select shops, interior shops, etc., there are various shops that many people, both locals and tourists, get excited about by just looking at them. UNIQLO is popular due to its wide variety of products.
If you are looking for souvenirs, then get stationery from MUJI or Itoya. And if you are looking for something Japanese, then you can find something at The Cothe Cover Nippon, Masashichi Shopping Street, Nihonbashi Kiya and Hashicho. There are so many options that it wouldn’t be hard for you to find something wonderful.
Kanpai at orangé! Enjoyable night life
During Cherry Blossom season or Illumination Season you absolutely want to make a reservation for the terrace seats that face the garden terrace.
Being able to enjoy the night view of Tokyo while immersing yourself in live music and delicious food, is a highlight you don’t want to miss. There are also fantastic clubs and restaurants that are filled with exciting energy every night, The Bar at the Midtown Tower is definitely a must for those wanting to have a great night on the town. If you’re wanting to stay out late to enjoy the Tokyo nightlight, Orangé is highly recommended by many locals. The bistro has a concept of “Champagne Everyday” and offers all day dining up until 11pm.
The Ritz Carlton Tokyo
The Ritz Carlton in Tokyo has fascinated the world’s celebrities with its fine Japanese hospitality and Japanese aesthetic. The 245 guest rooms including 35 suites, located in the 47th to 53rd floor of the highest building in Tokyo, its the best location to feel the liveliness Tokyo.
If you want to feel the four seasons through food, then Hinokizaka, a restaurant serving contemporary Japanese cuisine which emphasizes on the natural flavour of ingredients, is highly recommended. It is going to be a vacation of which you can feel the evolution of Japan through your five senses.
- Spot name: Tokyo Midtown
- Street address: 〒107-0052, Tokyo, Minato-ku, Akasaka 9-7-1
- Access: Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line: directly connected from Roppongi Station, Chiyoda Line Nogizaka Station: 3-minute walk from Exit 3, Toei Subway Toei Oedo Line: directly connected from Roppongi Station Exit 8