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Roppongi Neighborhood, Roppongi

Metro: Roppongi's insider take:

The pink portals of the Almond Coffee shop, a landmark for decades, mark the epicenter of the infamous nightlife district you either love or loathe. Sweaty bars with names like Gas Panic, Geronimo's, and Castillo's, plus salsa clubs, hostess bars, and Irish pubs, have long attracted a motley and rowdy mix that included international models and American military personnel. But now Roppongi is polishing its reputation and attracting a new crowd to two gigantic multiuse developments that have sprung up right across the street from each other: Roppongi Hills, a dizzying indoor-outdoor collection of boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and cinemas, and the humongous Tokyo Midtown luxury mall, which most locals claim makes Roppongi Hills yesterday's news. The only solution is to go check them both out for yourself.

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