We are all looking forward to the beginning of autumn in Japan. However, summer is still going on. It is still very hot, and the air is still humid as well.
In summery weather like this there is no better weekend getaway than doing some shopping in the cool shopping mall, and having some relaxing time in a garden on top of the building.
The Futakotamagawa Rise Roof Garden (二子玉川ライズ ルーフガーデン) is located in Tokyo, nearby Futako-Tamagawa station (二子玉川駅) on top of the Futako-Tamagawa Rise (二子玉川ライズ) (“complex comprises an upscale retail shopping series”). I have been to this garden several times, and it is one of my favorite gardens in Tokyo due to its convenient location, beautiful view, and relaxing atmosphere.
This garden is an excellent place for a little after-shopping break.
Usually, even on weekdays, there are lots of people at the Futako-Tamagawa station, and the shopping area, therefore it is great to have a relaxing time and admire the beautiful view from above of the building. The garden offers a great view of the city and the area. The garden has several seats, and usually, there are not many visitors, it is kind of a hidden garden on top of a busy shopping mall.
Since every time I visited the place, there were only a few visitors, and I believe this is a great place to get some relaxing in Tokyo. The garden has plenty of great space for having a coffee, or a light meal with friends, and enjoy the view of the city. In the garden, there are a few small rivers with beautiful fishes living in it. The garden has a showing some information boards to check out
what kind of fishes and other creatures are living in the rivers.
There are also some fantastic events due to the seasons, but my favorite is the Christmas lights illumination. At that time a large area of the garden is covered with lights, and at night the sight is breathtaking.
It is not surprising that the event is very popular among young couples.
Personally, I think it is an adorable, and very romantic event.
Fortunately, we do not have to wait long.
The entrance is free, and the garden is open until 9 pm, therefore, it is also an excellent place for viewing the sunset above Tokyo, and the breathtaking night view of the city.
If you have some time while you are in Futako-Tamagawa, I highly recommend to check out the Futakotamagawa Rise Roof Garden (二子玉川ライズ ルーフガーデン)
, it is definitely a “must see” spot for those who love flower viewing, and nature.
To reach Futako-Tamagawa station (二子玉川駅) take the Den-entoshi Line from Shibuya station.
|Title||Futakotamagawa Rise Roof Garden (二子玉川ライズ ルーフガーデン)|
|Address||〒158-0094, 1 Chome-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya, Tokyo 158-0094|
|Access||About 5 minutes walk from Futako-Tamagawa station|