Roppongi   六本木

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Roppongi nightlife is full of nightclubs and hostess bars.

Roppongi nightlife means nightclubs and hostess bars.

Deserted by the yakuza, Roppongi remains today one of the busiest districts in Tokyo.

Deserted by the yakuza, Roppongi remains today one of the busiest districts in Tokyo.

Roppongi makes its cultural revolution

Splashes of light, Roppongi Hills shakes the reference points. Long frequented by Westerners looking for sake and girls, or Japanese scoundrels looking for adventure, the Roppongi business district was known for its nightclubs and hostess bars. Even today, it remains one of the busiest districts in the capital, but for other reasons. The yakuza (the Japanese mafia) have given way to fashion and art lovers. Luxury stores, gourmet restaurants, and cultural hotspots have appeared, filling this area with promise. In recent years, with the introduction of the Mori Art Museum, the Tokyo National Art Center, the Suntory Museum of Art , and the 21-21 Design Sight, Roppongi has become the must-visit area for art in Japan. A new Mecca of culture, and above all, totally uninhibited consumerism.

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