Monday, June 18, 2012

Japan Day 8 part 2 - Roppongi Hills

10-May, approximately 1500 - Roppongi Hills (六本木ヒルズ Roppongi Hiruzu) is a New Urban Centre and one of Japan's largest integrated property developments located in the Roppongi district of Minato, Tokyo. Constructed by building tycoon Minoru Mori, the mega-complex incorporates office space, apartments, shops, restaurants, cafés, movie theaters, a museum, a hotel, a major TV studio, an outdoor amphitheater, and a few parks. The centerpiece is the 54-story Mori Tower. Mori's stated vision was to build an integrated development where high-rise inner-urban communities allow people to live, work, play, and shop in proximity to eliminate commuting time. He argued that this would increase leisure time, quality of life, and benefit Japan's national competitiveness. Seventeen years after the design's initial conception, the complex opened to the public on April 23, 2003. [Source: Wikipedia]

Fortunately for us, we had clear sky and good weather on that day. What more could we ask? =)

The icon of Roppongi Hills - Spider

View from beneath the spidy

The Tokyo Tower

Nice flower on full bloom

One Piece exhibition...too bad we did not have a chance to go in....

Retro decoration of 66 Dining where we had our dinner

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