Where the Modern and the Good Old Days of Japan Coexist: Roppongi Area
Despite its gaudy image, Roppongi is replete with art galleries and lush green space. It is a popular area with Tokyo’s foreign residents. Roppongi Hills, a mixed-use complex shared by sky-scraping observation decks, art galleries, movie theaters and a TV broadcasting center, and Tokyo Midtown, an assemblage of top-flight restaurants in a plethora of genres, are the two great landmarks that drive the popularity of Roppongi today.
Yet behind the bustle and glamor of glittering shopping malls and entertainment districts lies another Roppongi. Japanese gardens, each named for the baronial villas that prospered here from the Edo period onward, are another, more understated, attraction of Roppongi. You can feel the passing of the seasons in Mouri Garden, with its cherry blossoms in spring, green leaves in summer, red and gold leaves in fall and joyous illuminations in winter.
This is a spot to immerse yourself and leave the noise of the city behind. Hinokicho Park, to the east of Tokyo Midtown, is famed for its unique playground equipment and expansive pond, and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. This park is quintessentially Tokyo, a place where a modern urban mood cohabits with lovely old-school gardens.
Nogizaka area, which straddles Akasaka, Roppongi and Aoyama, is home to the new National Art Center. The verdant green of this district in the very heart of Tokyo makes Nogizaka a favorite with both locals and visitors. From Nogizaka Station, commuters can ride Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line to Omotesando Station in just 2 minutes, or Otemachi Station in about 11 minutes. With such superb access, commuting and outings are convenient and easy. In contrast to Akasaka and Roppongi, tall buildings are relatively few in Nogizaka, leaving parks and green spaces where you can enjoy the passing of the seasons to the hilt.
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