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Day Sixteen

Roppongi

After seeing the Muji store yesterday. I wondered what else Tokyo had to offer in terms of design. After a quick google I found an exhibition about architecture from the Tokyo Design Hub. It was in Roppongi, a part of Tokyo I haven't visited before.

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The exhibition was off limits for photography, as in you couldn't make close-up shots of the projects. Most of the projects explained the design choises of the buildings to fit their surroundings and the architectural process in general.

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After strolling through the exhibition for a while I headed to another exhibition at the Roppongi Hills tower. As usual I got lost..

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In this park I noticed a lot of lights hanging in the trees and on the grass.

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Speaking of noticing things, there are a lot of unusual things placed on roofs.

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Finally I maded it to the Roppongi Hills tower. Before I went up, I was still in doubt if I should do it, I've already been up the SKYTREE and the Tokyo Metropolitain Government Building, but according to TripAdvisor and other online sources Roppongi Hills is the best one.

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There are three choises for tickets, a star tour, an art museum and a changing exhibition. I went for the Art museum and a trip to the sky deck.

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Turns out I made the right choice, I really dig this art style and the murals are amazing.

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The artist is Takashi Murakami and he calls this style "Superflat".

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These are just tiny details of huge murals.

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My plan was to catch the "golden hour" (the hour when the sun sets and casts indirect light) on the sky deck, but I spent way to much time looking at these murals. When I was done it was dark outside.

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After also spending way to much time up on the sky deck my stomach was telling me it was Sushi time. But not before backtracking to the park where I saw the lights in the trees, to see what was up.

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The Sushi was made right in front of me by chefs that were fast and meticulous, a joy to watch.

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After dinner and a few beers it was time to take the train home.

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