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3 Stunning Tokyo Rooftop Parks: A Brand New Way to See the City

By Ashley Owen
January 12, 2021
Updated: January 12, 2021

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.

3 Stunning Tokyo Rooftop Parks for Excellent Views of Tokyo

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!

  1. Shibuya Sky
  2. Shibuya Parco
  3. Miyashita Park

1. Shibuya Sky

A bar on a Tokyo Rooftop Park, Shibuya Sky

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!

Shizuka Anderson and Kyle Card on the turf of Shibuya Sky in Tokyo

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.

2. Shibuya Parco

Shizuka Anderson and Kyle Card with glasses of beer on the Tokyo rooftop Shibuya Parco

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.

View from Shibuya Parco - a dark sky with the last remnants of the sunset

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.

3. Miyashita Park

A sign saying "Multipurpose Sports" at a Tokyo Rooftop Park in Shibuya, Miyashita Park

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.

Shizuka Anderson and Kyle Card have a picnic at Miyashita Park, a Tokyo rooftop park

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.

Take a virtual tour of Tokyo

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!



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Ashley Owen
Ashley is a freelance travel writer from the UK who spent the last two years living in Japan, and is about to embark on her next adventure to New Zealand. She's always on the lookout for exciting new vegan treats wherever she goes!
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