Want to enjoy fantastic views of Tokyo out in the fresh air and surrounded by greenery, all while still being in the heart of the city? Then check out these stunning new Tokyo rooftop parks!
Join Shizuka Anderson as she and Kyle explore three different rooftop gardens in the lively Shibuya district. The rooftop parks they visit each have their own unique vibe, from the panoramic scenery of Shibuya Sky to the lush trees of Shibuya Parco, and the fun-filled recreation facilities of Miyashita Park.
Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s busiest and most exciting neighborhoods, full of renowned shopping destinations, authentic restaurants, and famous landmarks such as Shibuya Crossing. Now it also offers you the chance to escape the hustle and bustle by relaxing in a Japanese rooftop garden high up above the crowds.
Whether you want to admire the views, enjoy a picnic on the grass with food from a local depachika (underground department store food hall), or have a drink at one of the most scenic rooftop bars in Tokyo, these rooftop parks all have a lot to offer!
Here are the three must-visit Tokyo rooftop parks, all conveniently located in Shibuya!
First Shizuka and Kyle visit Shibuya Sky, now the tallest building in Shibuya at 230 meters high. Its modern rooftop park and observation deck boast breathtaking unobstructed 360-degree views out over Tokyo – enabling you to spot Tokyo Tower, the Olympic Stadium, and even Mount Fuji on a clear day!
There’s a cafe and bar, a lawn with plenty of space to hang out, comfy seats next to the clear glass walls, and even "cloud hammocks" where you can lay back and admire the starry night sky.
Next up on the itinerary is Shibuya Parco, which is free to enter and has more of a traditional rooftop garden feel to it thanks to the abundance of trees and vegetation.
This particular Tokyo rooftop park is an ideal option for lunch thanks to the on-site restaurant, or for having an afternoon drink at the stylish Commune bar. Plus the views out over Shibuya are more intimate thanks to the lower elevation, so you really feel like you’re part of the city.
Shizuka and Kyle’s final stop is 330-meter-long Miyashita Park, perched up on the third floor of a newly opened shopping mall overlooking the neighborhood.
Miyashita Park is free to enter and has luscious green lawns that are ideal for picnics, a cafe if you don’t want to bring your own food, and even sports facilities for those who want to do something more active. From a sandy beach volleyball court to a bouldering wall and skate park, there are many different recreational activities to enjoy here.
Can’t make it to these rooftop parks in person? Join the Virtual Tokyo Tour: Online Experience in Shibuya & Shinjuku, where an expert guide will show you around these two iconic neighborhoods.
You’ll get fascinating insights into Japanese culture, chat about the delicious food on offer in each of these districts, and hear personal stories and travel advice from local residents. All guests also receive a resource guide packed with information, so you’re sure to pick up plenty of tips for your next visit!