Here we mention mainly Akasaka / Roppongi & some surrounding areas information as there are plenty of comprehensive guide books on Tokyo.


Akasaka Area
  • Tokyo Midtown  Chic shops & restaurant complex with great design products for both Japanese & European tastes
  • Akasaka Sacas  Complex of cafés, bars, dining and some shops, theatre, live venue etc. Most eateris & shops are located in Akasaka Biz Tower.
  • maruetsu petit  24 hour open super market by Akasaka Metro Station Exit No.5a
  • dominique saibron  French boulangerie in Akasaka Biz Tower 1F
  • Kinokuniya  Quality food store in Akasaka Biz Tower B1F
  • Presse  24 hour open super market in Tokyo Midtown 1F
  • Dean & Deluca  Deli & Café in Tokyo Midtown B1F
  • YaMaYa  Liquor shop in Akasaka with good selection of wine, beer, and some snacks & food ingredients
  • Maison Kayser  French bakery in Tokyo Midtown B1F sells tasty baguettes, cakes, pastries
Roppongi Area
  • Roppongi Hills  Mega complex of up-market shops, restaurants, cinema, museum etc.  
  • Meidi-ya  Pricey, but very high quality local & International food store in Roppongi
  • Aoyama Book Center  Stocks good selection of foreign language books, Roppongi, Roppongi Hills, Marunouchi branches and main store in Aoyama
Other areas
  • Muji  Simply designed house goods, furniture, clothes, stationary. In Yūraku-cho branch, you can even stroll into a show house built inside the shop. Tokyo Midtown has a branch too.
  • Bic Camera  Main store in Yūraku-cho has 8 floors of electric goods from mobile phone, TV, PC, home appliances to travel goods.                                                           

Eating & Drinking

Akasaka area

Roppongi area

  • Nirvana New York  Up-market Indian restaurant  in Tokyo Midtown overlooking a park, lunch time buffet is great value 
  • Napule  Authentic pizzeria in Tokyo Midtown  
  • L'atelier de Joël Robuchon  2 Michelin starred restaurant with counter dining style
  • Sushizanmai  Very reasonable sushi bar, some branches in Tokyo, Shibuya-Higashiguchi and Yuraku-cho branch specially recommended
  • Hobgoblin  British pub with big screens for sport lovers, next door Legend's Bar is another sport bar

Azabu-Jūban area

  • Tempura Hatanaka  1 Michelin starred restaurant with very authentic feel and quality ingredients
  • Shichimen-Roppi  Small high quality izakaya open till late
  • Ageage  Lively & reasonable casual kushiage bar
  • Jūban Stand  Casual and very popular standing bar, meeting spot for expats


Also, if you just fancy simple & inexpensive eating-out in local, there are great choice of cheap eateries on the basement floors of both Akasaka Biz Tower in Akasaka Sacas and Tokyo Midtown.


Other areas

  • Royal Garden Cafe  Great place to stop by after walk, menu includes skillfully cooked vegetarian dishes. Located between Gaien-mae Station and Aoyama 1-cyome Station.
  • Shin-Hinomoto (aka Andy's)  Fancy eating under the rail track? This is lively izakaya (Japanese style pub) where you can mix with both locals & expats. Andy picks his fish from Tsukiji Market, and the menu would suit anybody's taste without emptying the wallet.


Entertainment & Culture

Bank, Post Office, Hospital etc.

  • Citibank  ATM situated in Roppongi junction
  • Post Office  The nearest post office is 10 metre away
  • Sannō Hospital  General hospital in 10 min. walk
  • Japan Red Cross Medical Centre