Monday, November 19, 2012

Tokyo Trip - Roppongi 六本木

This is a series of the places I have visited in Tokyo when Kless and I were there in October.

Roppongi 六本木, is home to the famous Roppongi Hills area an active night club scene. Many foreign embassies are located here too. Roppongi Hills is one of the best examples of a city within a city. Opened in the heart of Roppongi district, the building complex features offices, apartments, shops, restaurants, a hotel, art museum, observation deck and more.

How to get there
Roppongi Station is served by the Hibiya Subway Line and the Odeo Line.

From Tokyo Station, reach Roppongi by Marunouchi and Hibaya Subway Lines via Kasumigaseki Station. The trip is about 15mins and costs ¥160.

From Shinjuku Station, take the Odeo Subway Line direct to Roppongi for about 10mins and costs ¥210.

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Living truly to its name for Tokyo’s night club scene, when we were there late in the night, the streets were still packed with people and vehicles.

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You can find Hard Rock Cafe in Roppongi. Around the same area you will be able to find quite a number of “happening” clubs. Due to the nature of this blog, I shall not reveal any photos here.

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An idea of what you can expect in Roppongi. Of course not all clubs are of the same nature.

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MOS Burger seems to be quite popular in Tokyo. We have seen big outlets like this in almost every big city.

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Since we were not there for the night life, our main aim was to find a nice restaurant to try Japanese Yakitori. Found one hidden at a corner, but it was the cost that attracted us in the first place. ¥50 for each skewer. Super cheap!

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But little did we know that ¥50 is for the basic skewers like pork or potato.

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The rest of the other selections ranges from ¥80 - ¥200 (that will be about S$3.20 per skewer). Considering the living expense in Japan, this is not too expensive. But since Kless has been craving for Yakitori for the longest time, we threw our budget out of the window once we entered the shop. This was the most expensive meal we had in Tokyo. Final bill was close to S$100, but will worth it totally! Every dish was Ichiban!

Steam egg.

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Asparagus wrapped with bacon.

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Salted chicken wings.

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Horse meat sausages.

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Prime beef.

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Clams boiled in white wine and garlic.

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Grilled fish.

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To top it all up with a cool thirst-quenching beer.

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This place is amazing! I would recommend you to give it a try. You can even check out their website.

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The 2 girls on the right hand bottom were there earlier than us and were still there when we left. I counted they ordered at least 5 rounds of drinks for their food. Japanese girls can really drink.

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A parting shot from the girl who served us. Cute.

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After the meal, a little walk around the place to soak in the atmosphere.

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As Halloween is approaching, we were fortunate to see a couple dressed up to promote some events.

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More shops with late night customers, enjoying a drink before heading home.

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When we finally left Roppongi, we were just like these 2 separate men on the train’s platform. Excited to tell everyone the good food we had but also super tired after a long day.

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