High up in Roppongi

Day 6 · Roppongi, Tokyo Scroll down

Roppongi is a big shopping district and from Roppongi Hills, a 50 something story high building, you can see Tokyo from above, and it’s almost daunting to see the grandiosity of the city.

Housing complex right in front of our apartment building.

Housing complex right in front of our apartment building.

View from Harajuku train station heading Yoyogi park/Meiji shrine.

View from Harajuku train station heading Yoyogi park/Meiji shrine.

Love was in the air...

Love was in the air…

...a wedding ceremony was taking place right when we stepped into Meiji grounds.

…a wedding ceremony was taking place right when we stepped into Meiji grounds.

They were being escorted by the park's security guards who were adamant, but nice, that people stay clear of the ceremony.

They were being escorted by the park’s security guards who were adamant, but nice, that people stay clear of the ceremony.

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The lady in violet was responsible for the ceremony arrangements.

The lady in violet was responsible for the ceremony arrangements.

The photographer used a couple of toys to keep the youngsters looking at the camera.

The photographer used a couple of toys to keep the youngsters looking at the camera.

Informally dressed guests were left out of the photo — but they probably weren't family anyhow.

Informally dressed guests were left out of the photo — but they probably weren’t family anyhow.

And a second wedding was on already in preparation; quite a busy day for the Meiji shrine priests.

And a second wedding was on already in preparation; quite a busy day for the Meiji shrine priests.

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Flea-market on our way to Yoyogi station.

Flea-market on our way to Yoyogi station.

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Yoyogi subway station features mechanical barriers. They help to protect the users and to prevent suicides (or at least make them harder to execute).

Yoyogi subway station features mechanical barriers. They help to protect the users and to prevent suicides (or at least make them harder to execute).

We started noticing quite a few Kimonos walking around.

We started noticing quite a few Kimonos walking around.

Roppongi is a shopping district with lots of big businesses too, but you can always find the smaller ones all over Tokyo.

Roppongi is a shopping district with lots of big businesses too, but you can always find the smaller ones all over Tokyo.

No parking for bikes warning, we were surprised they just didn't take it away.

No parking for bikes warning, we were surprised they just didn’t take it away.

Tokyo Midtown tower — a city within a city.

Tokyo Midtown tower — a city within a city.

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Awesome poster! Design in Japan is quite confined and minimal; more often than not with great communication results.

Awesome poster! Design in Japan is quite confined and minimal; more often than not with great communication results.

The mall inside Tokyo Midtown. The wooden floor conveyed such a unique, relaxing atmosphere.

The mall inside Tokyo Midtown. The wooden floor conveyed such a unique, relaxing atmosphere.

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Roppongi Hills stands 235 meters tall and it houses large companies offices, restaurants, cinemas, a museum and more.

Roppongi Hills stands 235 meters tall and it houses large companies offices, restaurants, cinemas, a museum and more.

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The unmissable, one-of-a-kind, Tokyo Tower on the left.

The unmissable, one-of-a-kind, Tokyo Tower on the left.

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Roppongi Hills Residence down below.

Roppongi Hills Residence down below.

In addition to the Mori Art museum, in the sky view floor, there's also a few coffee shops and restaurants. These are, as expected, more expensive than usual.

In addition to the Mori Art museum, in the sky view floor, there’s also a few coffee shops and restaurants. These are, as expected, more expensive than usual.

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On our way out we kept seeing more and more kimonos — soon we would understand why...

On our way out we kept seeing more and more kimonos — soon we would understand why…

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