Roppongi, the business district that symbolizes the liveliness of Tokyo, is in the heart of Tokyo. There are many attractive sightseeing spots in Roppongi, an adult city with an elegant atmosphere. However, because there is such a stylish and rich image, you can enjoy a special day in Roppongi.
Roppongi Hills, representing Roppongi, is a collection of museums, movie theaters, observation decks and over 200 restaurants.
“Roppongi Hills” is a commercial complex in Roppongi 6-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, opened in April 2003. Centered on a 238-meter-high skyscraper office building, it is composed of housing complexes, hotels, TV Asahi offices, cinemas, art museums and other commercial facilities, and other commercial facilities. It seems that one of the major goals is to create a new “Cultural Center” in Tokyo by bringing about the idea of creating new city in the 21st century.
“Mori Art Museum” is the core art museum of Mori Arts Center on the 53rd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. About 230m above the ground (53rd floor), where the museum is located, is the highest exhibition space in Japan. A special exhibition composed of paintings, sculptures, architecture, fashion, and installations, focusing on contemporary art. All works from all over the world, from Europe and America to Asia and Africa, are the subject of the exhibition.
The plans of the Mori Art Museum are devised everywhere and are packed with interesting exhibitions. It is a unique project that evokes contemporary pop sensibility, and has a finish that will satisfy you visually. Since it closes at 22:00 and stays up late at night, it is recommended to stop by on the way home from work.
The “Mori Arts Center Gallery”, one floor below the Mori Art Museum, is currently attracting attention as an “Instagenic Art Museum” where an exhibition of contemporary artists not well known in Japan is held.
The concept of “a place where visitors can enjoy, be stimulated, and have dialogue” is open until late at night without closing days during the exhibition.
Tickets for the observation deck overlooking the big city Roppongi, Mori Art Museum, and Mori Arts Center Gallery are included. 3 facilities can be enjoyed with one ticket, so it is a great sightseeing spot for both date and family.
You can face modern art while relaxing
The art museum at the Mori tower 53F with an above sea level of 250 meters.
The idea is based on “Modernity” and “Internationalism” of the art museum, and the exhibition of the present age art which includes the construction in the world, a design, etc. focus on Asia is held. It has been engaged in educational spread activities, and is also charged with the role of spreading the charm of an art into society. They are displayed consecutively to the public one by one as the “MAM Collection” since the time of the renewal in 2015 in the permanent collection exhibition room where being excellent at a view, and arranged. The feature is that you can face modern art while relaxing.
Various works of all ages and countries
Original plan exhibitions, such as “Roppongi crossing” series which introduces the trend of an art scene of Japan once in three years, the private exhibition of domestic and foreign artists around Asia, and the theme exhibition which introduces various works of all ages and countries, are developed colorfully, and the part of them is toured internationally.
Description and voice guide are bilingual
It is opening till 22:00 based on the motto “Art & Life” of this museum. Work description and a voice guide are prepared not only in Japanese but in English, and there are also many foreign users. Unique public programs, such as “art of parent and child” which is accompanied by infants and can appreciate an artistic work with a guide, and “an art seen by the ear and a hand” for a visually impaired person, are also substantial.
“Maman” in the “66 Plaza”
This is an object of the huge spider, which exists in the center of an open space called the “66 Plaza” of the Mori tower with Mori Art Museum, and is conspicuous anyhow. Seemingly it has a name of “Maman”, and when you stand right below, it turns out that many eggs are held into the belly. Since there are also many benches on the outskirts, you can also sit down relaxedly.
The purpose of activating Roppongi by an art
A network called “the Roppongi art triangle” was formed by three museums of “the National Art Center”, “Suntory Museum of Art”, and “Mori Art Museum” for the purpose of activating Roppongi by an art. By presenting half-ticket of the exhibition currently held at each museum, the admission fee of other two art museums is discounted, or distribution of the map which carried art information etc. are carried out.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Mori Art Museum|
|Address:||Roppongi 6-10-1 Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Japan|
|Access:||0-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 1C (direct access to Roppongi Hills through concourse)|
|Price:||Adult 1,800 yen|
University / highschool student 1,200 yen
Child (Age 4 up to Junior highschool student) 600 yen
Senior (Ages 65 and over) 1,500 yen