Completed in 2003, Roppongi Hills started out as an urban redevelopment complex and has come to be one of the most popular attractions in the Roppongi area. Inside the complex are high-rise apartments, a theatre, hundreds of shops, Grand Hyatt Tokyo, and the headquarters of TV Asahi. The centerpiece of the complex is the 54-story Mori Tower, named after the Japanese building tycoon, Minoru Mori. Most of the tower is occupied by office space. However, there are attractions inside building including the Mori Art Museum, an observation deck, and numerous shops and restaurants at the base.
At the entrance of Mori Tower is the Maman Spider, a giant sculpture of a spider by renowned artist and sculptor, Louise Bourgeois.
The observation deck is open 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M., Sundays through Thursdays. The fee for adults is 1500 yen, for children it is 400 yen.
The sky deck, which is on the rooftop of the tower is open 11:00 A.M. to 20:00 P.M. during favorable weather. It may be closed on occasions of bad weather, strong winds, or thick fog.
Roppongi Hills can easily be accessed from Roppongi Station. The station for the Hibiya Line is linked directly to the Roppongi Hills complex. The station for the Oedo Line is a bit further from the complex.
Roppongi Station – 六本木駅
Tokyo Metro – 東京メトロ
Hibiya Line – 日比谷線
Toei – 都営
Oedo Line – 大江戸線