21_21 Design Sight is a museum in Roppongi in Minato, Tokyo, which opened in 2007. The design museum was designed by architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyake. The building is on the edge of the park area and has 1,700 square meters of floor space, including two galleries and an affiliated café run by chef and restaurateur Takamasa Uetake.
The aim of 21_21 Design Sight is to promote understanding and interest in design by involving designers, corporate employees, engineers, craftsmen and the general public. The museum organizes exhibitions on the subject of "everyday life" with multidirectional programs such as lectures and workshops. What is unique is that most of these exhibitions are directed by designers.
"Translations: Understanding Misunderstanding" looks into the intricacies of the translation process. The event will include hands-on exhibits using automatic translation by AI, images from Creole speakers who speak multiple languages, & sign language examples to name a few
Oakwood Premier Tokyo comes from a brand of standout luxury hotel & service apartments right at the heart of the Tokyo metropolis. It is located in the business hub of Marunouchi with JR Tokyo Station in close proximity. This will allow guests and travelers to easily access the city's extensive transport network and visit various landmarks such as Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Fish Market, Ginza and Shopping District. Boasting 123 luxurious apartments on the upper floors of a multi-serviced complex, each room offers a magnificent view of the city, not to mention all furnished and a fully-equipped kitchen set which is rarely seen in your everyday service apartment. Without doubt, these spacious tranquil retreats are curated to give you the amenities and services of a luxury hotel and a feeling of home. They are good options for both business executives and leisure travelers from one night of a short-stay to a few weeks/months of mid-to-long-term stay.
Just minutes from Shinagawa Station, the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa is surrounded by lush greenery in the Takanawa area, with rooms offering balcony views of the nearby gardens and the surrounding Tokyo cityscape. This urban resort features convention facilities like the Hiten banquet hall, the international Convention Center Pamir, as well as a wide variety of Japanese, Chinese and Western restaurants.
Located right next to Shinjuku Chuo Park, THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku is a modern hotel with an exceptional design and easy access to the nearby Shinjuku train station and the Meiji Shrine. The 14-story hotel building was renovated and reopened in August 2018 as THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku . The western-style rooms offer a park view on the top floor as well as a newly opened terrace suite. The spacious atrium design offers a relaxed atmosphere and connects the restaurant, bar, lounge and lobby with one another. One of the highlights of THE KNOT is the delicious dishes. There are six areas in which food and drinks are offered. From the grill area to high-quality black tea and fresh bread, everything is on offer.
There is a restaurant right in front of the Meguro station where you can eat your own fish. All kinds of Japanese dishes and fresh seafood are also served. In some pools inside the restaurant you can catch your own fish with a fishing rod and net and then let the staff know which table it should be brought to. You can watch the fish being prepared in the kitchen and let you know in advance how the fish should be prepared: whether as sashimi, grilled, boiled, deep-fried (with tempura) or as sushi. If you don't manage to catch your own fish, then you can of course order a fish from the menu. However, the price is much lower if you want to have your own catch cooked .
The Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi, which opened in March 2018, is the latest character café in the popular series of games and series in Tokyo. The café and the adjacent Pokémon Center DX store were opened in 1997 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first store. The bright café, which is furnished in warm wood tones, offers main courses, desserts and drinks - all of which are arranged with a focus on one or more Pokémon and some are suitable and limited to certain topics or seasons. You can also find exclusive merchandise here - from plush toys in chef jackets to bowls and cutlery with Pokémon motifs. They also sell Pikachu Sweets, special sweets and products with the most popular of all Pokémon as a motif. A visit to the Pokémon Café is only possible with a prior reservation, time slots can be selected from one month in advance and also in English via the website. It is located on the 5th floor of the Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Center, which is not far from the Tokyo and Nihonbashi stations.
One of the long-established restaurants in the area, it is always packed. But since there are also seats on the second floor, customer turnover is quick. The Spicy Beef Tendon Stew made by stewing high-quality meat from the neighborhood butcher with Korean spices is popular.
The National Art Center (NACT) is a unique and innovative art exhibition facility in Roppongi, Tokyo. It opened in 2007 and is located on a site previously used by a research facility at the University of Tokyo. The structure is one of the architect's last works Kisho Kurokawa. Instead of maintaining a permanent collection, the NACT uses its 14,000 square meter exhibition space, one of the largest in Japan, and focuses on serving as a venue for various art exhibitions. In addition, the public relations work is supported by various educational programs. The art library, which can also be found there, serves to collect and disseminate information about art.
The Mori Art Museum in Roppongi has set itself the goal of being a place of fun, stimulation and discussion - a place where what is important in culture and society is openly discussed. Not only through the exhibitions that are shown there, but also through a wide range of educational programs. It appeals to an audience that ranges from young schoolchildren to college students and seniors, from people who live in regional society to all over the world. The operators of the museum also consider it their task to create a platform for the artists from the region. Since opening, the museum has received high critical acclaim for its wide variety of unique exhibitions, many of which are centered on cosmopolitan themes.
Roppongi Hills is one of the largest real estate complexes in Japan, based in Roppongi, Minato-ku. The building complex designed by Minoru Mori and opened in 2003 consists of offices, stylish apartments, shops, restaurants, cinemas, a museum, an art gallery, a hotel, a TV studio, an outdoor amphitheater and a few parks, the office floors house leading companies in the IT and financial sectors, making Roppongi Hills a symbol of the Japanese IT industry. In the center of Roppongi Hills is the 238-meter-high Mori Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the city. On the top floors there is an observation deck that offers a beautiful view of Tokyo and a modern art museum focusing on new artistic ideas from around the world. There are numerous shopping opportunities throughout the complex and there is also a large Toho Cinemas cinema showing both Japanese and international films.