Meet Toranomon, the mascot of the new Landmark in Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Toranomon Hills Opening - Toranomon Mascot

Toranomon Hills is a new landmark building and urban redevelopment located between Roppongi and Shimbashi in Tokyo. Toranomon Hills (虎ノ門ヒルズ) is a project under Mori Building Co. Ltd and will be opening on 11th June 2014. Mori Building has many well-known landmarks and projects in Tokyo which you might be familiar with. The better known ones are Roppongi Hills, Omotesando Hills, La Foret Harajuku and VenusFort in Odaiba.

Toranomon Hills Opening
© Yanai Takahiro
Toranomon Hills
© Shinsuke Oda

Toranomon Hills is a 52-storey high building – the second largest landmark in Tokyo after the Tokyo Midtown complex – with various facilities occupying the top floors as is a boutique hotel managed by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Andaz Tokyo. Below the hotel are residential apartments. Both hotel guests and residents are assured with breath-taking views of Tokyo Skyline. Offices takes up 30 floors of the building.

Toranomon Hills – Illustrations

These beautiful illustrations – by an unknown illustrator – are used across their promotional magazine called ToMoTo TIMES and can be found on their download page.

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There will be no lack of leisure and entertainment around Toranomon, too. Plentiful of restaurants, cafe and shops for the young and old to enjoy. Being surrounded by the concrete jungle, the open space at Toranomon Hills are filled with green to create a more relaxed atmosphere.

Toranomon Mascot

Toranomon Hills Opening - Toranomon Mascot

Meet the Mascot for this new landmark. His name is Toranomon (トラのもん). Doesn`t he look very familiar to you? A relative of the famous Doraemon? Toranomon is created by the same manga production company as Doraemon, Fujiko Pro. It says that Toranomon is a cat-like business robot that travel from 100 year ahead to the present by a time machine. The body is white in color, ears and tail of a cat and black stripes of a tiger on the head, arms, tail and side of the body.
Fittingly ‘Tora’ means Tiger in Japanese and ‘Mon’ means gate, making Toranomon a Tiger-gate. Surely the striped Toranomon Hills logo has been used to convert the blue skinned Doraemon into a rather friendly tiger.

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Toranomon Hills

  • Grand opening date:
    11 Jun 2014
  • Location:
    Tokyo, Minato-ku, Toranomon 1-26
  • Access:
    Ginza Line ‘Toranomon’ station
  • Hibiya Line:
    ‘Kamiyacho’ station