Winter at Roppongi Hills Observation Deck 2021-2022 Event to Ring in the New Year

14.December.2021 | SPOT

Until the New Year, the Roppongi Hills Observation Deck will be hosting a number of winter events for those wanting to celebrate with the Tokyo skyline. 

 

 

The Observation Deck will be decorated especially for the New Year’s holiday, and in addition to being able to see the first glimpse of Mt. Fuji for 2022, guests can take advantage of a special photo service and Twitter campaign. Seeing Japan’s most famous mountain covered in snow is a magnificent way to bring in what will hopefully be a better year. 

 

THE SUN & THE MOON, the restaurant attached to the 52nd floor indoor observatory Tokyo City View, will also feature a special Tiger-themed drink inspired by the 2022 Chinese zodiac. The Geminids meteor shower viewing event will also be held on the Sky Deck on December 13 and 14, while the Christmas star gazing event can also be enjoyed on these dates.

 

The ‘60th Anniversary Sanrio Exhibition: The Beginning of Kawaii’ exhibition is currently underway at Tokyo City View. Starting on December 26, the exhibition’s main piece called the ‘Unforgettable Tower’ will be transformed into its anniversary edition. At THE SUN & THE MOON, both the cafe and restaurant will also offer anniversary-themed dishes for a limited time in collaboration with the Sanrio exhibition. Photo spots around the venue will also be revamped for the New Year. 

 

The Roppongi Hills Observation Deck is currently hosting ‘Christmas in the Sky 2021.’ 

 

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    <Exhibition Entrance> ©Riyoko Ikeda Production

     

    Entrance

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    [Chapter 1] The Rose of Versailles

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    ©Riyoko Ikeda Production

     

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    <Takurazuka Revue’s Cosmos Troupe performs The Rose of Versailles – Oscar & Andre- in 2014> ©Riyoko Ikeda Production

     

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    Items at a Glance

    Exclusive merchandise will be able to purchase on-site at the special shop ‘Nekoya.’ These items are only available during the exhibition!


    From mugs and keychains to T-shirts and sweets, fans of Mizuki’s works will find something to love!

    Visitors will be able to use the AR camera in the Street Museum XR sightseeing app to take photos with five yokai hidden within the venue. Using a smartphone, scanning certain key visuals will summon monsters, so don’t miss this neat addition to the event!

     

    At the entrance, visitors will be greeted by bronze statues inspired by the yokai statues that line Sakaiminato City in Tottori Prefecture, Mizuki’s birthplace, as well as windows decorated with lanterns bearing the names of different yokai. Using the AR camera, a giant Gashadokuro will appear (basically a huge and terrifying skeleton). In the final area of the exhibition, guests can snap a picture with the yokai they found along the way!


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    How to Access the AR ‘Youkai Camera’
    After installing the Street Museum XR sightseeing app, select ‘The Yokai of Shigeru Mizuki: Nightly Procession of Monsters” on the map of Tokyo and activate the AR camera.

    *Guests must download the Street Museum app.
    App Store: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/machikadowomyujiamuni-sutoritomyujiamu/id1151091144
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.toppan.streetmuseum.android

     

     

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    Menu

    Transform! Carby Cake ~WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD!~

    Kirby’s Peach♡Peach Parfait

    Summer Souvenir Parfait Glass

    Awoofy’s Footsteps in the Desert Pizza

    Waddle Dee’s Friendly Rice Croquettes

    King Dedede’s Full Tummy! Massive Beast King Plate

    Rolling ♪ Peach Soda

    (Includes Summer Souvenir Parfait Glass)

    Rolling ♪ Summer-Colored Pineapple Soda

    Summer Souvenir Acrylic Muddler (3 varieties)

     

    Visitors to the two cafe locations can enjoy peach-flavored treats like Kirby’s Peach Parfait and an adorable cake based on the pink puffball’s Carby form seen in the new game Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Those wanting something more savory can enjoy Waddle Dee’s Friendly Rice Croquettes and the absolutely huge King Dedede’s Full Tummy! Massive Beast King Plate. 


    Come enjoy the warmer months with Kirby and friends!

     

    Story

    Summer is returning to the Kirby Cafe. Thinking of the warmer months, Chef Kawasaki has created a special menu! As a Waddle Dee, filled with great excitement, wandered through the forest…it saw tons of lush, ripe peaches. 

     

    “Huh? That pink, round peach reminds me of something…” 

     

    Then came Kirby, who was looking forward to the summer menu more than anyone else. 

     

    “Ah, that’s right! The peach looks just like Kirby!”

     

    Happy to have solved the riddle, Kirby smiled brightly at Waddle Dee. Gazing at this glorious summer scene with tons of juicy peaches ready to be eaten, he couldn’t help but imagine tons of tasty treats! Peach parfait, sparkling soda, blue jelly sparkling like the ocean…not wanting to forget these ideas, Kirby and Waddle Dee gathered the peaches and began cooking.

     

    Please come and enjoy this summer with Kirby and his friends under the dazzling sunshine!

     

    ©Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.

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