Tokyo…what I affectionately call, the Big Sushi Roll.
This is especially common among young people due to the incredibly high cost of taking taxis. Roppongi is one of the most famous neighborhoods in Tokyo, along with Shinjuku(and Kabukicho), Shibuya and Ginza.
It’s located on the Hibiya line and on the much newer Oedo line, but is also easily reachable by bus 01 from Shibuya.
It’s been known as the foreign area for a very long time and when I first moved to Japan in 2000 it was a total dump, though apparently there were always several high class hostess bars and other top end establishments located in the depths of buildings off the main drag.
The completion of Roppongi Hills, a massive multi-building labyrinthine complex that includes offices, apartments, retail stores, restaurants, a cinema, multiple “parks”, a large book store, 3 Starbucks coffee shops, a grocery store, and a DVD rental shop, really moved the are upscale, however.
During weekends there are plenty of attractive women walking around.
The best spot to meet them is Roppongi Hills, specifically at the Starbucks/bookstore/DVD rental combo complex.When it comes to meeting girls at night, however, there are far more options.Roppongi’s development continued with Roppongi Mid-town, which houses the Ritz-Carleton hotel & residences, along with a number of restaurants, offices, shops, public spaces, and –of course– a Starbucks.Just a ways down the street towards Roppongi 1-Chome station is Ark Hills another similar complex.While the main street can still be pretty seedy, with lots of African touts trying to pull you into random bars and crowds of drunk western college kids roaming the street on weekends, it is still one of the best places to meet Japanese women.In general Roppongi is a good choice for meeting women at clubs, bars and cafes when the after work crowd is getting dinner or drinks.