TokyoStreetView: Roppongi Hills (4K VIDEO)
From the Editor:
On the tech side of our original video coverage, there's nothing better than the IREX international robotics trade show, or if cars are your thing, the DRiFTWiRED music video shot in the mountains of Tochigi is one of a kind, but we also share more contemplative, day to day slices of Japanese life. In the vein of the latter, we hope you enjoy our latest video feature, presented in beautiful 4K (don't forget to dial up the YouTube resolution!).
Tokyo Roppongi Hills
Alongside Tokyo Midtown (coming soon on TokyoStreetView), Roppongi Hills is a new urban center designed to give a second life to the old and dirty Roppongi area.
Completed in 2003, Roppongi Hills and its 238m high Mori Tower is far from having a glamorous reputation, however. Revolving doors caused the death of a six-year old child there’ve been some 32 other non-lethal injuries. Roppongi Hills was at the center of turmoil when Takafumi Horie, CEO of Livedoor, was embroiled in fraud allegations in 2006. At this time, both Takafumi Horie and part of his company were residing at Roppongi Hills.
Aside from its rather unpleasant history, Roppongi Hills is famous for its shopping areas, large selection of nice restaurants, and its large esplanade where companies organize events all year long. It’s by no means the most exciting place to visit in Tokyo, but Roppongi Hills does offer a stunning panoramic view of Tokyo from either its rooftop, the Sky Deck, or from the 52nd floor of the building.
From the Contributor:
Beautiful Japan; a Love Story.
Japan is a world apart from everything you know. It’s a place like no other, built on centuries of tradition and unrivaled attention to detail. Japan is a cultural Galapagos out of reach for many, and it often remains an untouched mystery even for the lucky few who’ve come to call it their home.
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TokyoStreetView is born of a passion for life in Japan, and the series aims to offer others around the world a chance to enjoy a bias-free experience of its many wonders. Unlike other videos you may find on Japan, TokyoStreetView’s are purely contemplative: our camera(s) are your eyes and our tripod is your chair, just sit with us, relax, and let an amazing world unfold in front of you in a succession of short ~10-second sequences of RAW 4K video.
We hope our passion for this mesmerizing country will touch your heart, and, through our videos, you’ll feel some of the wonder we held from the first day we set foot on this beautiful archipelago.