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

  • April 23rd, 2015
    Roppongi Art Night

    Cheapo Weekend for Apr 25-26: Art Lovers’ Paradise

    It’s a good weekend for artists and art lovers. We recommend flocking to Roppongi with the other 830,000+ like-minded admirers for the 6th annual Roppongi Art Night. And when we say ‘art night’, we mean ‘ALL night’. It’s modeled after […]

  • 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
    cheap-sex

    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

  • Roppongi Hills Bon Dance 2015

    The sleek steel, glass and stone of the Roppongi Hills Arena will be taken over by kimono clad bon dancers for three evenings. Festivities start at the slightly later 5pm on Friday – presumably so as not to disturb all [...]

  • Manga, Anime and Games from Japan Exhibition

    This show at the National Art Center Tokyo covers this wide swathe of Japanese popular culture from 1989 until today. The exhibition is divided into 8 sections. These are entitled ‘Contemporary Heroes and Heroines’, ‘“Reality” as Depicted by Technology: The [...]

  • Belgian Beer Weekend 2015

    Belgian Beer Weekend is not a cheap event, but at 3,100yen for 11 tokens that can be exchanged for up to 4 super strength Belgian beers, a very fancy beer glass and lots of entertainment, it’s good value compared to [...]

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