I was greeted by a huge iron spider as I arrived at the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills

I was greeted by a huge iron spider as I arrived at the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills

The 54-story Mori Tower.

The 54-story Mori Tower.

Roppongi Hills in Tokyo is an expansive shopping and entertainment complex. It is very sleek and modern. I usually stay away from shopping centers but the Mori Art Museum is on the 52nd floor of the 54-story Mori Tower.

Completed in 2003 and named for builder Minoru Mori, the tower is the centerpiece of the Roppongi Hills urban development. The building is primarily used for office space, but it also includes retail stores, restaurants and other tourist attractions.

Sitting in the beautiful courtyard of the Mori Tower having a coffee

Sitting in the beautiful courtyard of the Mori Tower having a coffee

Heading for the Mori Art Museum on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower

Heading for the Mori Art Museum on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower

My main reason for going to this shopping district was to attend the Turner Prize winner exhibition that was on at the time. This art center includes various tourist attractions spread over the tower’s top six floors which can keep you busy for a couple of hours.

After spending a couple of hours walking through the exhibition I headed for the observation deck on the 54th floor of the Mori Tower.

I have heard that from Here you have a great view of Tokyo City and I was looking forward to looking out over the city.

 Unfortunately it was a bit foggy that day so I only had a very limited view of Tokyo which was very disappointing.