Two major shopping and business developments have sprung up in Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown√Ę but Roppongi remains best known as the city's adult playground. Roppongi has over 100 restaurants, bars and nightclubs, plus a smattering of discreet hostess clubs and not-so-subtle red-light venues. The district's entertainment reputation has at times been marred by the drugs and violence that occasionally plague the area. But most visitors will have no concern as they drink and dance right through the early morning hours.
Getting Around Tokyo
The best way to get around Tokyo is by subway or train. The system is incredibly efficient. The only downside to the subway and train system is that it shuts down nightly between midnight and 1 a.m. and doesn't start again until 5 or 6 a.m. Be careful when staying out late as Japan's subways and trains are known to stop half-way through their routes, leaving travelers stranded and facing an expensive cab ride. Check to see if you qualify for a Japan Rail Pass ( before you depart for Japan. There are two classes: "Green" and "Ordinary" (Green indicates a first-class experience). Passes can be purchased for 7, 14, and 21 days.
Nearby Airports
  • Narita International Airport-NRT
  • Haneda International Airport-HND
Airport Taxis
  • $200 from Narita International Airport
  • $30 from Haneda International Airport
Things to Do and See Near Roppongi