Shibuya: New Miyashita Park will open in June 2020
Located between Shibuya and Harajuku, Miyashita Park was established in 1966 as the first rooftop public park in Tokyo. It was later equipped with a futsal court, a skateboard ground and climbing walls to serve as a playground for city-dwellers. However, Miyashita Park was unfortunately closed in 2017 in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic in 2020.
Shibuya Ward and the real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan recently made an uplifting announcement that the park will reopen as a three-story, multi-purpose complex on June 18 of this year. It will have a new playground space on its rooftop, as well as be equipped with commercial areas, parking lots, and lodging spaces all within the same compound. At the same time, the park will serve as a temporary shelter in case of a natural disaster or other unforeseen crisis.
Apart from its three aboveground floors, there will also be two ground floors in Miyashita Park, which will be allocated to parking spaces for vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles. The three aboveground floors will predominantly house two types of commercial spaces - an inner mall featuring a spacious atrium and an outer mall with corridors overlooking the bustling cityscape of Shibuya. There will be around 90 eclectic stores in the complex, with an emphasis on fashion, food, culture and nighttime entertainment. In particular, the 24-hour Shibuya Yokocho alley on the first floor will feature 19 eateries, offering a variety of authentic local cuisines from all over Japan. Shibuya Yokocho will also serve as a communal space where DJ performances, regional festivals, and anime events take place.
A skateboarding facility and climbing walls will also make a comeback on the rooftop space, with the addition of a multipurpose sport facility, a spacious lawn and a cafe.
Miyashita park entrance
Sequence Miyashita Park is a hotel building connected to the complex and will open to guests on June 11. The hotel's 18th floor will be dedicated to rooftop bars and a restaurant that will be accessible to non-guests. So you can sip on a fancy drink while enjoying the panoramic view of Shibuya in the background.
Rooftop bar SOAK
Rooftop bar SOAK
More details about Miyashita Park are to be disclosed over time. But one thing is for sure, this exciting new complex is poised to become a cultural hotspot in Shibuya!
Location of Miyashita park