Post: Thursday February 27, 2014
If your apartment is in the Roppongi area, whether it’s a luxury expat mansion in a gleaming high-rise with a view of Tokyo Midtown, or a tiny 1K apartment over a mom & pop bar with the sounds of Roppongi Junior High School streaming in your window, you probably pass through Roppongi Station everyday on your way to work. If you’re new to Roppongi, or Japan in general, this underground station, like many of the subway stations around Tokyo, can be confusing with all of the different exits when you’re trying to get to where you want to go.
Roppongi Station, stop H4 on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and stop E23 on the Toei Oedo subway lines, is divided into two sections corresponding to the two train lines. Generally speaking, the Tokyo Metro section, which is just below Roppongi Doori, is closest to Roppongi Hills, and the Toei Oedo section, is close to Tokyo Midtown and Hinokicho Park.
|Tokyo Midtown||Roppongi Hills|
Exits 4a-b, and 1c provide the most direct access to Roppongi Hills while exit 8 offers the most direct access to Tokyo Midtown.
· 1a – This exit leads to Azabu Police Station.
· 1b – This exit leads to the Roppongi Hills North Tower.
· 1c – This exit leads to the main Roppongi Hills complex but is only accessible until 12:30 am at night and does
have an elevator.
· 2 – This exit leads to Roppongi 7-chome and towards Nishi-Azabu 1-chome.
· 3 – This exit leads to Rapiros Roppongi Building and Roppongi 6-chome.
· 4a – This exit leads to Roppongi Intersection.
· 4b – This exit leads to Roppongi Doori and Roppongi 7-chome.
· 5 – This exit leads to Roppongi 3-chome, and the direction of Suntory Hall, Ark Hills, and the Ark Mori Building.
· 6 – This exit leads to the Roppongi police box and Roppongi 2 and 4-chome.
· 7 – This exit leads to the western side of Tokyo Midtown and Hinokicho Park, Akasaka 9-chome, Roppongi
7-chome, towards the Chiyoda Line’s Nogizaka Station and the National Arts Center of Tokyo.
· 8 – This exit leads directly to Tokyo Midtown.
Where do you go from here?
This is just the basics of Roppongi Station. There are plenty of things to do in the Roppongi area, you can see our previous article “A Brief Guide to Roppongi” for suggestions on things to do at Tokyo Midtown or Roppongi Hills. Also, just go exploring! Regardless of where you live in the area, Roppongi is a thriving hub of activity for both work and play and you can certainly find all sorts of things to do if you just step out your front door and walk around.
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