Being a true-blue Singaporean, tree-house restaurants/cafes are uncommon and typically remain as an image/a scene from hollywood movies. I can’t imagine myself staying in a tree-house though as I’m scared of crawlies but would love the fun and cheap thrill of being able to climb up to it and wave from the top.
I first stumbled upon this captivating image of a tree-house cafe in Tokyo and immediately knew that I have to visit it, and I’m glad I did!
The Tree-house Cafe Les Grands Arbres is located in Hiro-o, situated on the 4th level of the Fleur Universells flowershop, which is interestingly built and attached to a huge tree, forming a tree-house. So, it a 3-in-1 Florist Shop + Cafe + Tree-house. Isn’t it brilliant and amazing?
The view! Isn’t it mesmerising? (Source: https://www.odigo.travel/spots/54a0228069702d5ccdea0100-cafe-les-grands-arbres)
A sense of awe struck me when I reached the tree-house. The whole ambiance is so whimsical and I was excited to climb up the stairs to the tree-house. I simply felt enchanted by my surroundings!
Spent some time capturing this picture-perfect shot….(have to wait for everyone/anyone to vacate) Haha.
I wanted to take a video of the Fleur Universells flowershop, leading up to the restuarant and tree-house etc but unfortunately, video-taking is prohibited in most areas.
Managed to do a quick video of the ground floor flowershop…nice ~~~
The Tree-house Cafe was expectedly popular and usually on full-house. All walked-in patrons were on waiting list and could only reserve with a Japanese handphone number. As such, do ensure you make an advance reservation if possible. Regretfully, my on-spot reservation was rejected as I did not have a Japanese handphone number.
Nevertheless, I was allowed to hang out at the tree house, which more or less make-up for the disappointment.
The tree-house is small but well-maintained. I was actually expecting to see insects such as ants and spiders etc but none were in existence. The steps to climb up/down the tree-house are extremely steep and I had fun (albeit some fear) in them. Somehow, the whole experience of exploring the tree-house makes me feel “young”. Haha
Extremely steep and dangerous steps! Perhaps the fun element derive from the danger. :p
A beaming me~~~ 🙂
Overview of the tree-house from the top.
Was taking selfies and videos when a nice Japanese young lady volunteered to help me take photo! She looked kind and I decided to trust her with my handphone! She even went an extra mile to help me take the “standard” full view of the tree-house! To do this, she had to quickly climb down the steep steps, which I was quite nervous for her.
Yeah! Me and the Tree-House~~~
Kind lady (first from the right) and her friend! Arigatouuuuuuu~~~~
Tree-house Cafe Les Grands Arbres
Address: 5-15-11 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
〒106-0047, 東京都港区南麻布5-15-11 ３階・屋上
Closest Station: Hiroo (Hibiya line Exit 1)
You can make reservations but lunch on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are not accepted.
Monday to Saturday, Sunday before a public Holiday
Lunch time: 11am to 3.30pm
Tea Time: 3.30pm to 6pm
Dinner Time: 6pm to 10pm
Lunch menu only: 11am – 7pm
- Do make a reservation! I guess you can ask the hotel to assist as they only accept reservations with Japanese mobile number. However, do note that they do not accept reservations for lunch on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
- Must experience climbing the tree-house! Just exercise caution of the steep steps.
- Wear jeans, pants or long skirt and long dress to avoid any indecent exposure while climbing the tree-house.
- Would be helpful to check weather forecast before visiting. I don’t think you will enjoy the tree-house if it rains.
I will certainly try to visit Tree-house Cafe Les Grands Arbres again for their food, which I’m sure will be as amazing as their environment!