Tag Archives: Roppongi

October 07

A Prickly Day At The Hedgehog Cafe

Turn down the volume on your squee-meter, unless you want to lose a little more of your hearing! Check out the little prickle monsters you can snuggle up with at Tokyo’s new Hedgehog Cafe… The reason it’s called the Harry Hedgehog Café is that these little animals are known as hari-nezumi in Japanese, which means (brace yourself for the most perfect name EVER) […]

December 06

Where To See The Best Holiday Illuminations In Tokyo!

It’s that time of year again! Tokyo’s Illuminations are free, and they never disappoint! Here are my favorite places to see them. New this year! NAKAMEGURO One of my favorite places to see cherry blossoms at night is now awesome in winter too. Right now, the bare branches of the trees along the Meguro River are all lit up […]

April 04

Cherry Blossoms Lit Up At Night: My Favorite Spots!

  Oh no, don’t think you can put your feet up and flip some channels after the sun goes down during cherry blossom season – thanks to the current craze for “illuminations,” the ogling opportunities will seriously cut into your TV time. Here are my favorite nighttime viewing spots. Get thee to the nearest grove and give your camera […]

December 12

2013 Tokyo Illuminations!

Once again, the holiday light displays in Tokyo were totally over the top! Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi led the way, with another lovely abstract creation set to a dreamy soundtrack. This year, the lights leapt free of the ground in glittering arcs, bounding across the ever-changing field of blue. Since couples on romantic “illuminations” dates […]

June 21

The Cocktail & Manicure Bar

Can’t decide whether to drown your sorrows or get your nails done? Now you don’t have to! Get thee to the Bar Maria With Nail, and you can sip your favorite cocktail while getting your digits tarted up! If your current life crisis doesn’t involve The Boyfriend, the proprietor assures me that he’s welcome to […]

December 13

Holiday Lights Just Don’t Get Any Better Than This!

Forget the plastic Santas and bobbing dwarves mistaken for elves – let’s skip right to the computer-choreographed field of lights that pulses and ripples to wintry electronic music! The display at Tokyo Midtown this year is jaw-droppingly spectacular, with shadowy shapes that flicker across the twinkly landscape like clouds passing in fast motion, punctuated by […]

December 19

All Is Illuminated

Tokyo really rolls out the electric carpet when it comes to holiday light displays. This one in Shiodome was pretty spectacular even before it started sparkling and flashing in time to the Nutcracker Suite. But Shiodome wasn’t the only place with spectacular lights. Roppongi Hills had a blinding display as well, with Tokyo Tower blazing […]