Toranomon Hills is a skyscraper complex found in Tokyo near Toranomon and Shinbashi stations. It has a very modern, futuristic feeling and you can expect fine dining and upscale accommodations in the middle of Tokyo. As a visitor, you can enter the building complex to dine at various cafés and restaurants, and if you are lucky, you may find a flower market on the weekend. On a sunny weekend, you may also like to try outdoor yoga on the grassy area of the courtyard or, perhaps, look for the famous Japanese robot, Doraemon, in the building.
Toranomon Hills Mori Tower
Toranomon Hills is accessible from five Tokyo railways. For example, if you are using Tokyo Metro, you can get off at Tokyo Metro Toranomon Station and exit from gate 1 and walk for 5 minutes. If you are using the JR Line, you can get off at Shinbashi Station and exit at the Karasumori gate and walk for 11 minutes. You can also access this skyscraper complex by car. There is a 24 hour parking garage available, which costs 200 JPY (1.80 USD) for 15 minutes, with other special deals if you shop.
Toranomon Hills is a part of the Mori Building Group Corporation like Roppongi Hills and Omotesando Hills. The building itself is very futuristic and impressive to see from afar, but it is even more impressive once you step inside because of its extravagance and the quality of service. If you want to experience a glimpse of “Mirai Tokyo,” futuristic Tokyo, this is where you want to go.
Inhale and exhale, outdoor yoga at Toranomon Hills
Toranomon Hills regularly hosts outdoor yoga events in the courtyard. Last year, they hosted family yoga as a part of a kids’ workshop in the summer, and Sunday spring and autumn yoga, which seems like it is going to be happening this year again. Every Sunday, starting April 10th for two months, there will be a free yoga event held in the courtyard from 10:00 to 11:00 am till June 12th by Reebok ONE ambassadors. There are also some weekday events, so you might want to check the website. It is free and open to the public, and if you decide to rent a yoga mat, they have 150 yoga mats available to rent for 500 JPY (4.50 USD). It is quite an experience to do outdoor yoga in the middle of Tokyo right by a skyscraper, so if you enjoy being in outdoors and also practicing yoga, definitely check it out!
Enjoy a healthy lunch at the café or rooftop bar on the 52nd floor
After being refreshed doing outdoor yoga, you might like to stop by one of the cafés or restaurants at Toranomon Hills. If you’d like to eat something healthy outdoors after your yoga practice, you can dine at Toranomon Hills café, which is located right by where you just practiced yoga. The food at Toranomon Hills café is healthy and light so will be perfect for those who are more health conscious. Of course, there are a lot of options from sushi, Spanish cuisine, to hamburgers, so you can decide depending on your mood. If you visit in the evening after 5:00 pm, you can also go to the rooftop bar, which is on the 52nd floor. There are plenty of options for a wide range of customers.
Can you locate the silver Doraemon, Toranomon?
If you are familiar with Japanese comics, you may know one of the most famous robots called Doraemon. If you visit Toranomon Hills, you might be able to meet a special silver Doraemon called Toranomon. The entire concept of this special Doraemon character at Toranomon Hills is about “mirai tokyo,” futuristic Tokyo. Doraemon came from the 22nd century to make today’s Tokyo more modern, innovative, and exciting. At Toranomon Hills, you will be able to see this iconic Japanese character, and also get some special Toranomon goods. If you enjoy Japanese comics, this is something you can also add to your collection. Let’s make an exciting future together with Toranomon!
Experience a glimpse of futuristic Tokyo
If you are looking for a one of a kind experience in Tokyo, involving a modern and futuristic Tokyo, Toranomon Hills is the place to go. You can simply visit to appreciate the impressive skyscraper itself, or you may like to enjoy outdoor yoga on a Sunday followed by a healthy lunch. The interior of the skyscraper complex is also artistic, so those who are interested in art and design would appreciate this building too. If you are also looking for a luxurious accommodation for your stay in Tokyo, you can also stay at Andaz Tokyo, a boutique style Hyatt, which is located on the 47th to 52nd floors of the skyscraper.
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