Relax on the Roof of Isetan Shinjuku at the Sky-High I-Garden
Find peace and quiet amongst a range of seasonal flowers in the heart of the city at the Shinjuku Isetan rooftop gardens. Relax, refresh and take in the natural beauty all year-round, and along the way, enjoy a range of special events eight floors above Shinjuku's busy streets. In fact it is easy to forget that the bustling streets are so close at hand!
In early spring, admire the area's skyscrapers, including the iconic Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower as well as other sights, all through a haze of sakura cherry blossoms. Later, while away early spring afternoons under a cascade of wisteria, and wander the garden paths bordered by bright azalea blossoms. By late autumn, fiery autumnal reds and oranges take over, and the gardens are the perfect spot to bask in the year's last warm days.
The expansive gardens include a wide open grassy area perfect for sitting down for a rest -- or enjoying an obento lunch box bought in the Shinjuku Isetan basement Food Hall. As the adults in your party savor a relaxed lunch or a much-needed break with beverages -- available from the rooftop vending machine, youngsters can run off excess energy on the nearby playground equipment.
You will also find a designated smoking room to ensure that everyone can take a moment during their Isetan Shinjuku experience and return refreshed from their trip to the free gardens.
So be sure to take a break from the city without leaving the city at Shinjuku Isetan's rooftop gardens on your visit.
Where? Isetan Shinjuku Main Building, Roof
Hours: March to October, 10:30 until 19:00; November to February, 10:30 until 18:00; closed in case of inclement weather