A green retreat in the heart of Ginza...


Standing on the 7th floor of Ginza Uniqlo and curious where the bridge to the neighboring building leads, I was very pleasantly surprised to find a tranquil roof garden including the "Tenku Jinja, " or Shrine in the Sky. Dedicated to the Shinto god of Omiwa Shrine in Nara, and located on the roof of the Komatsu Building, it is open to the public and a great place to take a break and relax. Why the building owner decided to locate a shrine on the building rooftop is an interesting story, which you can read here.

I would be remiss to not mention the building shop below has Dover Street Market Ginza COMME des GARÇONS, with some interesting artwork as well!

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