Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi opened its yearly summer event last week! You can enjoy and explore five summer themed areas until August 28th.

The highlight of the event is the Summer Light Garden, which opens between 6:30pm and 11pm and shows three 6-minute light shows within one hour. The illuminations are based on the three biggest and most popular fireworks from Nagaoka in Niigata Prefecture (shown from August 1st until August 14th), Oomagari in Akita Prefecture (shown from July 15th until July 31st) and Tsuchiura in Ibaraki Prefecture (shown from August 15th until August 28th).

The representative director of Tokyo Midtown, Mr. Yasuhiro Nakamura (the person wearing a Yukata on the left) announced that this year is the 10th anniversary of Tokyo Midtown. He also shared his vision for its 20th or 30th anniversary; he aspires to change Tokyo Midtown into an even more sparkling place with the grand firwork illumination!

Next to the Summer Light Garden is the Bacardi Midpark Café. You can enjoy several Mojito drinks made with Bacardi Rum, as well as different kinds of grilled food and salads.

If you are here with friends, why not try the the “Mega Water Melon Mojito” (5,000 yen) or the “Mega Pineapple Mojito” (2,000 yen)?

One of the recommended food items is the BBQ plate which comes with grilled chicken, spare ribs, smoked sausage and fries (2,400 yen).

the BBQ plate
the BBQ plate

In the vicinity, there are a lot of areas to explore. The third spot features the Ashimizu area which literally means putting your feet into the little stream, and enjoy the evening breeze and relax. The fourth spot is inside the Galleria building, where you can see about 450 wind chimes in 15 different styles. This event is called Furin Saisai. The last event features the Roppongi sprinkling water event on July 22nd, where you pour water on the streets to cool down the city.

On this map you can see the different locations of the events:

the different locations of the events
the different locations of the events
  1. Summer Light Garden
  2. Bacardi Midpark Café
  3. Ashimizu
  4. Furin Saisai – Wind chime area
  5. Roppongi sprinkling water event


Summer Light Garden

Date: July 15th until August 28th
Hours: 7:30pm – 11pm (cancelled in case of rain)
Entrance fee: free

Bacardi Midpark Café

Date: July 15th until August 28th
Hours: 5pm – 10pm (L.O. 9:30pm) during weekdays; 12 – 10pm (L.O. 9:30om) during weekend and public holiday (closed in case of rain)
Price range: drinks 500 yen – 5,000 yen, food 800 yen – 2,400 yen
Seats: 100, reservation not possible


Date: July 15th until August 28th
Hours: 2pm – 8pm (cancelled in case of rain)
Entrance fee: free (optional: towel 100 yen)
Seats: 60

Furin Saisai – Wind chime

Date: July 15th until August 28th
Hours: 11am – 9pm
Entrance fee: free

Roppongi sprinkling water event

Date: July 22th
Hours: reception 5:20pm; start 5:40pm
Entrance fee: free, please bring an empty 2l bottle

Tokyo Midtown

Direct access from Roppongi Station, Exit 8 (Toei Oedo Line); Exit 4a (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
3-min walk from Nogizaka Station, Exit 3 (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
10-min walk from Roppongi-itchome Station, Exit 1 ( Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, 107-0052 Tokyo

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