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Mitsukoshi Roof Top Garden – Ginza

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on February 13, 2013

The famous, and very expensive, Mitsukoshi department store in Ginza has a well kept secret in it rooftop garden, one of the few green areas of Tokyo’s posh Ginza district. The rooftop garden has been around for a few years now and it is getting better every summer with more greenery, more flowers and more visitors. The department store is built in such a way that there is almost a second a department store on top of the first, with some very nice and quite reasonable (at least for Ginza) restaurants, art space and shops. Well worth a visit! Naturally, in the summer this garden gets a lot of visits from the bees of the Ginpachi beekeeping project I wrote about a couple of weeks ago and I remember seeing the little guys in action when I visited this place last summer and took these photos. There’s even a little shrine on the side of the garden which has services open to all once a month (I think). So the next time you are in Ginza, take a few minutes and get above street level to this oasis in the middle of the concrete!

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  1. EarthlyTIM said, on February 13, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Wow!!!
    Your images make me want to visit Tokyo even more.
    Awesome job!!! – looking forward to seeing more.

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    • tokyobling said, on February 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks Tim! I hope you can come back and visit soon! Tokyo is great in the spring!

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  2. amadl said, on February 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    BeautifuL! There shouLd be more pLaces Like this in every big cities in the worLd.

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    • tokyobling said, on February 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      There really should! In your country the gardens would be even more spectacular I think!

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      • amadl said, on February 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm

        UnfortunateLy, the peopLe in Jakarta (or any cities in Indonesia) care more about shopping maLLs that parks and gardens 😦

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        • tokyobling said, on February 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm

          In time they will learn that stuff is just stuff… hopefully… (^-^;)

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  3. Amy said, on February 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Japanese gardens are so beautiful! These are great photos!

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    • tokyobling said, on February 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you Amy! I wish I had one tenth the gardening skill of the average Japanese! (^-^;)

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