Roppongi Guide

Roppongi is simultaneously one of the most loved and hated neighbourhoods in Tokyo. While home to the Japanese head offices of foreign companies like Google, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs and some of the best restaurants around, it also has a seedy reputation with a profusion of hostess bars, strip clubs and nightclubs. The sheer volume of places means there are plenty of cheapo options. The Gindaco branch located near Roppongi crossing is a good place to start.
Another claim to fame is the so called Roppongi Art Triangle – The National Art Center Tokyo, the Suntory Museum at Tokyo Midtown and Mori Museum at Roppongi Hills are all located within easy walking distance.
Additionally, there is are always free events or attractions on at either Tokyo Midtown or Roppongi Hills. Check the Tokyo Cheapo Weekend for the latest events.

List of places in Roppongi


Articles about Roppongi

  • March 20th, 2015
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    Tokyo’s Best Budget Clubs

    Why opt for a cheapo night of conbini beers and conversation when you can have a frenetic night of fun, music and dancing for the same price? Unbeknownst to most Tokyo Cheapos, there are a slew of great budget clubs— […]

  • September 19th, 2014
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    Cheap Sex – Beating the Cost of Loving in Tokyo

    Where to Find a Mate Cheap Dates Mating Grounds Like pretty much all the other mammals cohabiting planet Earth, the Cheapo is hardwired at an animal level to find a mate and reproduce. In this article I hope to assist […]


Events in Roppongi

  • Pray Wild

    Are you wondering what your spirit animal is? Interested in neo-shamanism? Wonder no more. Join transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops who will help you identify your spirit animal and strengthen your connection to the earth. Loose clothing is advised. [...]

  • STAR! STAR! STAR! CIRCLE!

    Artist George Ferrandi is holding “Immersive Synchronized Sound Play” sessions on the night time roof of the International House of Japan building. Described as an experience somewhere between a celestial bed-time story and a séance, the sessions are for groups [...]

  • Roppongi Art Night 2015

    In only it’s 6th year, Roppongi Art Night has already become one of the major art events in Tokyo with an astounding 830,000 people joining in last year’s event. The all night and most of the following day event features [...]

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