Major Sky-Level Decks #デッキ論

This list is not comprehensive, but here are some of the largest Deck Level developments in Japan:

Senri-Chuo shopping center in Osaka (on airport monorail line): huge deck level.  Surrounding park areas are connected by pedestrian bridges, creating near total grade separation of vehicles and pedestrians.  Very much like Tama Center. See also:

Tama Center: Wide deck level stretching 1100′ NW from Keio Tama Center to Parthenon Tama, and 3400′ EW.  Similar to Senri-Chuo in Osaka.

JR Osaki (on Yamanote): deck level extends ~2/3 mile from north to south.

Tachikawa Station (west of Tokyo): deck level runs 3,000′ north to south.

Machida: deck and skyways extend ~2800′ from malls by Machida Station down to Machida Terminal Plaza to SE.

Takeshiba Station (south side of Hamarikyu Park): 1,300′ NS, connects two large hotels.

Tsukuba Station: deck level in front of Okura Frontier Hotel (in Ibaraki).

JR Kawagoe (1 hour NW of Shinjuku): medium deck level with some long bridges. Bricked street from north end runs 1/2 mile all the way to Honkawagoe.

Big Site area in East Odaiba.  Pallette Town and across the park, in West Odaiba.

Ikebukuro & Shibuya: currently undergoing deck level expansion.

Akihabara: skywalk to and around Akiba-ichi biru (mostly escalator access).

Hamamatsucho: glass shaded deck extends to north & south, and new extension reaches west to the closest subway station.

Shimonoseki Station.

Outside Japan:

Phrom Phong (Bangkok): EmQuartier and other buildings connected with broad deck. See:

Chitlom-Ratchaprasong-Siam-National Stadium Stations: Deck below SkyTrain (above freeway), connects four stations and many major shopping mall/skyscrapers.  Over 1 mile east-west.  See:


Diagram of future plan for Shibuya:

Shibuya Deck Level 渋谷デッキ

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