Discover Japan’s Department Store Rooftop Gardens & Picnic Area.

Many tourists in Japan drool over all the delicious foods and desserts sold in the basement floor food halls of the country’s famous department stores. And yet, they do not see locals eating while the food in the food halls nor do they eat while walking. Discover Japan’s department store rooftop gardens:

 

All About Japan’s Department Store Rooftop Gardens

In a select number of Japan’s major department stores, you may find rooftop gardens where you can dine on picnic tables, take a rest of benches, and walk through perfectly manicured gardens.

These gardens and terraces are the ideal places to taste and feast on your food shopping from the depachika (basement floor food halls). They also serve as a quiet area to take a break from your busy days in Japan’s major cities.

department store rooftop gardens
Nihombashi Takashimaya’s Roof Garden located on the top floor of the main building with bridge connections from the Annex’s 7th floor and East Building. This is a wonderful place to eat food purchased from the basement floors with ample tables and seating areas.
department store rooftop gardens
And even more tables with vending machines and restrooms nearby. In Japan, you will quickly realize that the city has limited garbage cans for the public. Your best bet to find a trash can will be near vending machines. In rooftop gardens, that’s where you can easily throw away the food trash.
department store rooftop gardens
Aside from picnic tables, most rooftop gardens feature gorgeous landscaping with seasons flowers and spaces to take a breather from the bustling, fast-paced city.

 

6 Department Store Rooftop Gardens in Tokyo

Ginza Mitsukoshi
9F Terrace
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm
Sunday, 10am to 7:30pm

Nihombashi Takashimaya
RF, Roof Garden
Daily, 10:30am to 7:30pm

Tokyu Plaza
RF, Kiriko Terrace
Daily, 11am to 9pm

KITTE Marunouchi
6F, KITTE Garden
Monday to Saturday, 11am to 9pm
Sunday, 11am to 8pm

Isetan Shinjuku
RF, I-Garden
March to October, 10am to 7pm
November to February, 10am to 6pm

Takashimaya Shinjuku
13F, Rooftop Terrace
Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 8pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am to 8:30am
 


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