R is for Roppongi Hills


In the heart of Tokyo, Japan, R is for Roppongi Hills in the A to Z Challenge. Roppongi Hills 六本木ヒルズ is a hub for shopping and night life, and is a result of a massive integrated property development. At the center of the development is the 54-story Mori Tower 森タワー, home to the Mori Art Museum 森美術館 on the 53rd floor, and the Tokyo City View 250 m-high observation deck.

Mori Tower

Mori Tower – photo by kei

The Mori Art Museum offers changing and static exhibits, all of which are unique and amazing, and although the admission fee varies, it usually is about ¥1,800. The real attraction for me is always the Tokyo City View. The view of Tokyo, and really out across Honshu, offered by the Tokyo City View observation deck and the outdoor Sky Deck is breathtaking and worth the trip to Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. Admission to the Tokyo City View is often included in museum admission but can be purchased separately, and the Sky Deck observatory is separate.

ASIMO at Mori Arts Center

ASIMO the robot at Mori Arts Center – photo by kei

View from Roppongi Hills

View of Tokyo Tower from Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View – photo by kei

The view during the day and at night are completely different, as are the views at each season. So even if you’ve been once, it is always exciting to go back at a different time of day or a different season. Admission to Tokyo City View is ¥1,800 or is often included in Mori Art Museum admission, and the Sky Deck is ¥500.

Where is your favorite city view vantage point? Let me know in the comments!

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