The U.S. government is warning travelers to steer clear of the Roppongi area of Tokyo. A place filled with nightclubs and popular with young people.
This is because of a recent spate of drink-spiking.
Here’s what some of our travelers had to say about that area of town.
Segacs noticed the overrepresentation of foreigners in this neon-filled region.
For my last night in Japan, I headed to Roppongi, Tokyo’s ultimate nightlife neighbourhood, with a few of my hostel dormmates. Roppongi appears to be the gathering point of choice for travelers and expats; we saw English, Irish, Aussie and Kiwi spots as well as lots of American chains. Not too authentic, perhaps, but there were plenty of hip and trendy Japanese people out enjoying themselves there. I think if I lived here, I’d have to invest in a whole new wardrobe.
-from “Last day in Tokyo” – Tokyo, Japan
Str8jism ventured into the Roppongi district in the middle of the day:
Our next stop was a district called Roppongi. For the young people out there, this is definitely the place to go to. Aside from shops in the area, this is where all the bars, clubs, and yes gentlemen, even some nudie bars! The clubs and bars are located differently than what I’m used to that they are all in the same high rise building and each floor is a different club. I believe the higher the floor, the more upscale it is. Too bad we visited the area during the middle of the week in thee daytime.
-from “Walk-a-thon” – Tokyo, Japan
Codownsean was intrigued by this area of the city:
Roppongi was the first glimpse of Tokyo as I thought it would be – heaving with people and the neon signs starting to appear. The Irish pub was bizarre – you get out of a lift and straight into a corridor of some high rise block and there in the corner is an apartment converted into a bar.
-from “Arrive in Tokyo – Even the Toilets Are Hi Tec” – Tokyo, Japan