Roppongi is know for its skeezy nightlife and drunken tourists, but it also has a provocative museum, an interesting art night, and the best holiday illuminations in Tokyo.
Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Last entry 21:30), Tuesdays: 10:00 – 17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Open: Seven days a week, (closes early on Tuesdays), on the day after national holidays, during exhibition installation, and from December 29 – January 3. Open on other holidays.
Admission: Adults: ¥1500, High school & college students: ¥1000, Children (4 – Middle school): ¥500
Nearby destinations: Ginza, Harajuku, Japan Traditional Craft Center, Kamiya-cho, Sengaku-ji, Shibuya, Yoyogi Park, Zojo-ji Temple
Jonelle Patrick writes mysteries set in Tokyo