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  • Roppongi Hills Summer Events 2016

    16 July – 28 August 2016


    Happen to be in Tokyo during the hottest, humid season? Here are some popular events at Roppongi Hills to chill down your summer!

    Roppongi Hills Bon Odori 2016
    [date]   26- 28 August 2016
    [hour]    26 (Fri) Eve of Bon Odori (stage performance and food stalls only; no Bon Odori dance): 5 – 9 pm
    27 (Sat) & 28 (Sun) Stalls : 3- 9 pm Bon Odori dance : 5 – 8 pm
    [place]   Roppongi Hills Arena (and Keyakizaka Stree on 27 – 28 August)
    [price]    Free
    To spend summer evenings in a Japanese fashion, visit the 14th edition of “Roppongi Hills Bon Odori”. Bon odori is a joyous Japanese folk dance, nowadays devoid of religiosity (it used to be – and it still is in some places across the country – performed as part of “bon” or “o-bon”, a Japanese-style Buddhist festival of ancestral worship). People clad in yukata dance in a circle round the stage-tower erected in the middle of Hills’ Arena. Join them and dance to the rhythm of vibrant folk music – step forward, step back and clap your hands. Or stroll through the crowd, tasting delicious snacks from the festival stalls.

    Roppongi Hills Morning Tai Chi
    [date]   July: 23 (Sat), 24 (Sat), 30 (Sat) & 31 (Sun)
    August: 6 (Sat) & 7 (Sun)
    [hour]   7:30~8:15 am (about 45 min)
    [place]    66 Plaza
    [price]   Free
    [remarks]    To be cancelled in case of rain
    For early risers, Roppongi Hills offers morning Tai-Chi sessions. No pre-registration is necessary, so just show up and stretch your body. Beginners are welcome. Participants in more than one sessions may receive discount coupons valid for Hills’ restaurants.

    Yukata DE free! Sky Deck
    [date]    16 July – 28 August 2016
    [hour]    Last admission to Sky Deck 21:30
    [price]    Admission fee (¥500) to Sky Deck will be waivered if you wear yukata *Admission to Tokyo City View is necessary (Regular ¥1800, University and college students ¥1200, Junior High School students and children from age 4: ¥600, Seniors ¥1500)
    [remarks]   Closed in case of stormy weather
    Roppongi Astronomy Club (Observation of Starry Sky)
    [date]    22 July (Fri), 9 (Tue) & 26 (Fri) August
    [hour]   8 – 10 pm (*last admission to Sky Deck 9:30 pm)
    [price]   Participation is free *Admission to Tokyo City View and Sky Deck extra (regular ticket ¥2300)
    [remarks]   To be cancelled if it is rainy or cloudy
    Lovers of heights, climb Sky Deck, the rooftop of Tokyo City View (Roppongi Hills Observation Deck) for its spectacular, panoramic view of the city. The opening hours of Sky Deck will be extended to 10 pm during the summer event period. Remember to come in yukata if you have one, for it gives you the right to enter the rooftop for free (the admission fee of Tokyo City View extra).  

    When visiting Tokyo City View, do not miss “Ghibli Expo” held at its Sky Gallery. The exhibition traces the famous animation film studio’s 30 years of history with numerous unpublished materials and unique installations.   Roppongi Hills Summer Events 2016: Bon odori dance, Sky Deck and more (amuzen article)Roppongi Hills Summer Events 2016: Bon odori dance, Sky Deck and more (amuzen article)

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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