Known as a city within a city, Tokyo Midtown is a collection of shops, restaurants, museums, nature, apartments, offices, and a luxury hotel. The high-end, artsy complex is steps away from Tokyo’s lively and entertainment-driven Roppongi district.
Standing like a beacon of refinement in the heart of the miniature city is Midtown Tower, one of Tokyo’s tallest buildings at 248 meters tall. Behind the towering building is an expanse of greenery composed of the Midtown Garden and Hinokicho Park, and alongside it is the Galleria, which is home to high-end stores and the Suntory Art Museum. The sophisticated shopping area attracts visitors annually with its diverse entertainment and shopping offerings.
Midtown Tower, located centrally in Tokyo Midtown, houses the famous and luxurious Ritz Carlton Tokyo on its top floors. The hotel takes advantage of its prized location by filling its facility with floor to ceiling windows that perfectly frame the Tokyo skyline and, on clear days, offer surreal views of Mount Fuji. To witness the phenomenal views book a room or dine at one of the hotel’s high-end restaurants. Enjoy fine dining with Japanese, French, or café cuisine, or immerse yourself in the area’s nightlife with a cocktail in hand at The Bar as you gaze out at the glittering cityscape.
Midtown Tower also includes a clinic, an elegant conference hall, and Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, which is a facility that holds exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and presentations to connect people and offer new perspectives through design.
Galleria, located directly beside Midtown Tower, is a multi-story building composed of shops, restaurants, and the Suntory Art Museum. Shop to your heart’s content, and peruse high-end stores that sell everything a fashionista could ask for, from clothing to cosmetics to perfume to watches to shoes to handbags. Aside from fashion, Galleria also includes stores that sell kitchenware, furniture, and interior decorations. Stop by Hashi Choh to purchase a pair of exceptionally crafted chopsticks for a cultural memento of the area. After browsing through all the stores, you can rest your feet at one of the spas onsite.
As you explore the complex, replenish your energy at one of the many quality restaurants serving French, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and American cuisines!
For art lovers, a trip to Galleria would be incomplete without visiting the Suntory Art Museum. First opened in 1961 and relocated to Tokyo Midtown in 2007, Suntory Art Museum is a celebration of Japanese art. The building, which was designed by famed architect Kengo Kuma, displays exhibits of Japanese paintings, ceramics, lacquerware, glassware, dying, and weaving. The museum also offers a cultural experience in its Gencho-an tea room where you can sample a cup of exquisite tea.
Midtown Garden is located behind and to the side of Midtown Tower and connects to Hinokicho Park. The combination of these parks create a lovely half perimeter of nature around the highly commercialized area and is a perfect place to unwind after a long day. Midtown Garden is home to about 140 trees, including cherry blossoms that bloom beautifully in the springtime. Regardless of the time of year, the park is bursting with seasonal flowers. Take a leisurely walk and enjoy the expertly crafted landscape and waterscape, which incorporate Asian and Western garden elements to reflect the cultural diversity of the area.
Also located in Midtown Garden is the popular 21_21 Design Sight, which is a museum dedicated to expanding and nurturing visitors’ understanding and interest in design. The venue hosts numerous design-related exhibitions every year that are suitable for guests of all ages. Stop by to gain a new perspective on everyday life!
Hinokicho Park is located beside Midtown Garden. This historic park was once the garden of the Azabu villa, which was the residence of the lord of the Hagi clan during the Edo period. The park still retains its old-time feel and is rich in traditional Japanese charm and greenery. The area is especially popular for its abundance of cypress trees. Lounge by the park’s pond and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere.
Tokyo Midtown is directly connected to Roppongi Station. Visitors can either travel via the Toei Oedo Line to Roppongi Station’s Exit 8, which is an underground platform linked to the complex or take the Metro Hibiya Line to Roppongi Station, where they can walk along an underground passage to Tokyo Midtown. The area is also about a 4-minute walk from Nogizaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and a 10-minute walk from Roppongi-itchome Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.
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