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 offers a stunning panoramic view of Tokyo from either its rooftop, the Sky Deck, or from the 52nd floor of the building.
From upscale shopping centers to out of the way local grocery stores and business of all sorts (even a few private homes here and there), Tokyo is currently enjoying a very tasteful veneer of light-based holiday spirit. Whether we call them Christmas Lights, Holiday Decorations, or simply, as do the Japanese, Illumination, there’s no doubt that Japan both loves to play the game and is particularly good at it.
One of our favorite places in Tokyo is Fujifilm Square at the Midtown complex in Roppongi. Every week or so there is a new photo exhibit on display, and there are often multiple exhibits at the same time. Entrance is free, and it is open to anyone.
There is typically a theme for each photo exhibit, whether it is based on activities, a certain photographer or group of photographers, domestic photos, overseas photos, certain places, vintage photographs, new photographs, etc.
If you are visiting Tokyo or live here and find yourself in Roppongi, it is worth taking a look.