At Roppongi Hills you can enjoy a meal or a drink while checking out the tenth installment of the famous Dragon Quest game series. There’s a special menu, cardboard figures on display and even a car decorated in the usual itasha fashion. The handsome waiter didn’t flinch at all when I took his picture and they even had the famous blue slime nikuman for sale! Although not for take out I was informed. I missed them when they went on sale in the convenience stores a few months ago. If you are a fan of the Dragon Quest games you must attend! This whole thing is done in collaboration with the official Dragon Quest bar in Roppongi that I have passed a hundred times but never had the courage to enter. One of these days I will have to make a blog post about it!
It’s the day before Christmas eve and I thought this would be a good time to share some photos of Tokyo Christams illuminations I have taken over the last month. These are all from Roppongi, showing the all year non-stop christmassy Tokyo Tower, as well as the Christmas tree in front of Tokyo Mid Town and even, although having nothing to do with our modern Christmas, a rather stylish Roppongi church roof top ornament. Here’s hoping that all of us get peace, some love and a lot of rest this Christmas!
While walking from Tokyo Midtown to Harajuku the other day I took this photo as I passed Roppongi Hills. Or as us cool cats in Tokyo say: “Rokuhiru”. I think this photo is sufficiently bland to illustrate a long lazy Saturday afternoon walk! Oh, and there is a full sized version too, in case you are looking for a new desktop image.
This week and last was super busy – I haven’t had time to go out and explore as much as I wanted to, I had to pass on several interesting looking events and trade shows just to catch up with my office duties. I did have time to take a late lunch in Roppongi Hills though, in what is probably the cheapest and most reliable eatery in the whole area. Luckily the waiter was unusually able and sported a handsome beard as well – very uncommon in Japan. He must have worked abroad! I managed to catch a nice colorful dress as well. The last days of summer, from here on it’s all winter, coats and tall boots! Life could be worse.
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