The National Art Center (NACT) is a museum in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. A joint project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the National Museums Independent Administrative Institution, it stands on a site formerly occupied by a research facility of the University of Tokyo. [Wikipedia]
National Art Center, Tokyo is the national government's fifth art institution to be organized under the umbrella of the Independent Administrative Institution National Museum of Art. Located near Nogizaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, the art institution houses temporary art exhibitions instead of having a permanent collection.
Located right next to the vast Shinjuku Central Park, THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku is a modern boutique hotel with convenient access to nearby Shinjuku Station and Meiji Shrine. The 14-floor hotel building was revamped and reopened as THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku in August 2018. With more than 400 rooms and 7 room types, the hotel’s Western-style rooms offer top floor park views as well as a newly opened Terrace Suite. From the hotel, it is a 4-minute walk to the nearest station and a 14-minute walk to JR Shinjuku Station. The hotel’s motto was built around its location, centered around the diverse Shinjuku area where people of all backgrounds and lifestyles gather. Hence, THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku aims to be the “People’s Park” and “A Place to Gather”. Despite its proximity to Shinjuku city, the hotel offers a place for visitors to escape the hectic city atmosphere by relaxing in the tranquil Shinjuku Central Park. The large urban green space offers respite for tired travelers looking to unwind. In the park, you can also find the Shinjuku Juniso Kumano Shrine, a multi-purpose athletic park, and a small art gallery. THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku is within walking distance to Meiji Shrine (1.8km), Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (2km), the Golden Gai (2.1km), and Kabukicho (2.1km). The area’s diverse offerings allow guests to enjoy a balance of nightlife and serenity — shopping at Shinjuku, bar hopping at the Golden Gai or visiting the serene Meiji Shrine grounds. The in-house dining options include a Spanish Tapas Lounge, Bakery and Tea Stand, and Italian Grill/BBQ Restaurant. Free-wifi and English language support are provided, as well as Tokyobike rentals upon request.
Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort is part of the Hankyu-Hanshin luxury hotels group. Since 1938, this luxury hotel has been opening its doors to guests who seek a comfortable stay with convenient access to central Tokyo.
NOHGA HOTEL AKIHABARA TOKYO is conveniently located in the midst of electric town Akihabara, also known as the capital of manga and anime. In addition, this neighborhood has an abundance of tech shops, maid cafes and a variety of restaurants. With just a 6 minute walk away from Akihabara station, it provides easy access to explore other areas nearby such as Ueno and Asakusa. This hotel embodies the rich cultures of music, art and food. Nohga’s concept of music is derived from Akihabara’s local history, starting as a district of radio and wireless component merchants in the late 1920s. The artistic and luxurious space throughout the hotel is achieved by featuring art and amenities designed in collaboration with craftsmen from around Japan. As for the food menu, it’s seasonal fresh ingredients are sourced domestically. The glasses and dinnerware served are collaborations with stores in the surrounding area. All 120 non-smoking guest rooms feature an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower, in-room safety box, mini fridge, USB plugs, free Wi-Fi, a high-quality bluetooth speaker and flatscreen TV with original music and film. The lounge area and a compact 24-hour gym can be found near the reception on the second floor. Services include laundry (from 2,750JPY) and a 24-hour front desk with a check in time of 3PM and check-out time at 11AM For sightseeing you can rent a Tokyobike for the day (2,000 JPY/day) to explore the vicinity.
Located right outside Meguro Station, this is a restaurant where you can eat the fish you catch yourself in one of the two tanks. Serves all kinds of Japanese food as well as fresh seafood dishes. You can see the fish being prepared in the glass-walled kitchen.
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.
Motsu (offal) is their signature item, and they offer not the common motsu-yaki, but stir-fried motsu with different flavors depending on the type of offal meat. The stir-fried beef Abomasum eaten with a traditional sauce passed down over many years is popular.
The Tokyo Midtown Complex sits on the western edge of the city’s Roppongi neighborhood. Opened in 2007, the complex hosts a variety of shops, restaurants and world-class museums, as well as the Ritz Carlton Hotel. To many, Tokyo Midtown is known for its top art installations. The Suntory Museum on the complex’s third floor curates an impressive selection of Japanese ceramics, lacquerware and painting. While there is no permanent collection on display, the museum hosts a selection of temporary thematic exhibitions each year. Behind the Midtown complex, the 21_21 Design Sight museum was born out of a collaboration between architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyake (who also has a boutique in the complex’s main building. It features a rotating selection of temporary exhibits, mostly focusing on design. Tokyo Midtown is a popular shopping destination and boasts some of the city’s best boutique clothing outlets. The lower level of the complex is also home to popular clothing and lifestyle chains Uniqlo and Muji. For those seeking a taste of Japan to take home with them, several shops on the 3rd floor carry a curated selection of high-quality crafts. Many popular food outlets maintain a shop in the basement level of Tokyo Midtown. Fans of traditional sweets should stop in to Toraya, a longtime purveyor of wagashi to the Imperial Family, while those who like to blend ancient and modern sensibilities will love the unique flavors of pâtissier Sadaharu Aoki. For a lighter snack, opt for an all-fruit ice bar from Kamakura-based Paletas. There are also restaurants serving noodles, ochazuke, tempura and fish dishes; many of them set out take-away bento boxes over the lunch and dinner hours. Tokyo Midtown is well-known for its holiday illuminations. Each year, from the end of November to the beginning of January, the grounds behind the Midtown complex glow with thousands of LED lights in ever-changing patterns. Additional seasonal and cultural celebrations are also held on the grounds throughout the year. Early spring brings out the cherry-blossomed theme entertainments across the complex, while May sees the arrival of numerous carp streamers over the stream that runs along the property’s western edge.
21_21 Design Sight is a museum in Roppongi in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, which opened in 2007. The museum, a design museum, was created by architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyake. [Wikipedia]
Roppongi Hills is one of Japan's largest property developments, located in Roppongi, Minato-ku. Designed and constructed by Minoru Mori, the complex consists of offices, swish apartments, high street and designer shops, restaurants, movie theaters, a museum, an art gallery, a hotel, a TV studio, an outdoor amphitheater, and a few parks.