Roppongi Hills: Summer 2018 Events for the Whole Family

08.June.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC / SPOT

It’s been 15 years since Roppongi Hills first opened, which is set to welcome summer again this year with exciting events running from July 14 to August 26. It will be packed with events including the 5th run of TV Asahi’s collaborative Natsumatsuri Summer Station event, the annual Bon Odori dance and more. There will even be events up Tokyo City View, one of Tokyo’s best observation decks with a panoramic view of the city.


TV Asahi & Roppongi Hills Natsumatsuri Summer Station 2018

One of summer’s biggest events in Tokyo, Summer Station began in 2014 and has been held every year since. Last year, it saw a record 5.8 million people turn up. The theme this year is ‘summer magic’ for which the event will collaborate with the whole town. Look forward to live music performances, shows, food, VR sessions, photo spots, exhibitions and more. The popular life-sized Doraemon will make a return at 66 Plaza where there’ll also be artists performing as well as anime inspired food. A new booth will also make an appearance at Keyakizaki this year. There’s plenty for both adults and children to enjoy!


Locations: TV Asahi Headquarters, Roppongi Hills Arena, Mori Garden, Ooyane Plaza, 66 Plaza, and elsewhere

Running: July 14, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Time: 10:00-19:00 (program times and dates differ at each area)

Price: General (12+ years) – ¥2,000 / Children (4-11 years) – ¥1,000

*Select areas are free entry.


Roppongi Hills Bon Odori 2018

This will be the 16th year of the Roppongi Hills bon odori where people come together and dance around the central yagura. The event will offer the real Japanese ‘matsuri’ festival experience, with food stands serving up original menus from restaurants in Roppongi Hills, and more.


Location: Roppongi Hills Arena

Running: August 24, 2018 – August 26, 2018

August 24th – Festival Eve / Musical Play / Ennichi Yatai (5pm-9pm)

*Bon odori not running on the 24th.

August 25th & 26th – Ennichi Yatai (3pm-9pm) / Bon Odori (5pm-8pm)

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Feel the Summer Sky Atop Tokyo City View

A summer event will be held at Tokyo City View, the observation deck of Roppongi Hills, where you can learn about the ocean and environment. There will be a digital globe you can touch which will introduce the mysteries of the world with a focus on the sea. It’s a popular project that was set up by the UN and museums around the world. Also, people who head up to the roof sky deck dressed in yukata or other traditional summer clothes will receive a special bonus. The opening hours will also be extended so people can fully enjoy watching neighbouring firework events, the starry night sky and the city nightscape. If you’re looking to experience Japanese summer to the max then this one’s a must!


・Ocean Globe Museum 2018

Running: July 13, 2018 – September 2, 2018
Time: 10:00-22:00 (Last Entries 21:30)
Location: Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View Sky Gallery 1

Price: Free (*However, you must pay ¥1,800 general entry for the observation deck)


・Sky Deck Free Entry – Yukata

Those who arrive dressed in yukata or traditional summer clothes can gain free entry to the Mori Tower Sky Deck, which is normally ¥500 for adults and ¥300 for children.

Running: July 14, 2018 – August 26, 2018

*When entering the sky deck it will cost ¥1,800 to enter the observation deck. Closed during times of bad weather.


・Sky Deck Opening Hours Extension

Running: July 14, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Extended Hours: Open until 22:00 (Last Entries 21:30)

*Closed during times of bad weather.


Enjoy an exciting Japanese summer from all angles in Roppongi!



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