Atop Solaniwa Onsen’s roof is an expansive Japanese garden of more than 3,000 m2. Here you can gently soak in a foot bath in your stylish yukata, gaze out upon the garden from our café, and enjoy drinks and cakes in the seasonal beauty of the many trees and flowers. Sky Garden is home to many seasonal events, as well as the Thousand Torii Arches — a famous photo spot on social media — and a statue of Mizuarai Benten, the goddess of water, where you can visit with that special someone to make a wish. This Japanese garden is full of charm and you can enjoy it in the way that best suits you!
In this hut by the foot baths in Sky Garden, you can experience Dr. Fish’s therapy. Fish will gently nibble away your dead skin — maybe this must be why the Japanese for “a gathering of fish” (uo-shu) sounds like the word “wash”!
Solaniwa Square is located in front of the waterfalls in the center of Sky Garden. At Solaniwa Square, we hold many seasonal shows and events. For details, see the “Show Schedule” on our website.
The Sky Garden foot baths are the spot in Solaniwa Onsen we most recommend. There is even a massive foot bath extending all across the short side of the garden! Relaxing your feet in the foot bath as you gaze upon the vast Japanese garden will give you a feeling that your body and your spirit are being cleansed.
Overlooking Sky Garden from its highest point is a statue of Mizuarai Benten, which was carved by an actual Buddhist priest. This spot with its excellent view of the wonderful scenery of the garden is a popular place to take photos for social media.
Solaniwa Koshin-do Shrine
At Solaniwa Koshin-do Shrine, you are meant to hand a “Musubi-chan” doll from the roof. This is based on ancient Taoist teachings. You can buy “Musubi-chan” at General Store Benten-do at Kaimon Place on the 2nd floor.
The Thousand Torii Arches
The Thousand Torii Arches are a series of Shinto archways leading up the path to Benten Shrine. They form a tunnel linking our world to the realm of the gods and spirits and is a great place for taking a photo and posting it on social media! Use the photo machine to take as many photos of yourself in front of the Thousand Torii Arches as you like—for free! Photos are downloadable immediately.