VenusFort “A theme park for women”

VenusFort “A theme park for women”

VenusFort is a theme park-like enclosed mall which was planned based on the completely new concept of taking visitors to a time and place different to their own. We have recreated the beautiful streets of 17th and 18th century Europe in a building in modern Tokyo called Palette Town. Visitors to this attractive mall feel like they have been transported to a different time and different places such as the Italy and southern France of long ago.

It is an enormous space with a total floor area of 73,594m2 and so that visitors can enjoy the other-worldly atmosphere all day long we have introduced a variety of attractions. In addition to the streets in the style of medieval Europe, the ceiling represents the sky and changes throughout the day, there are changing decorations and events for each season of the year, and we constantly offer new services.

The Facilities

Retail Facilities

  • VenusFort
  • VenusFort


VenusFort is a full-scale enclosed mall but it utilizes its 11 meter-wide streets and double vaulted ceilings to create a sense of scale that makes it difficult to believe you are inside. Even though you are inside a building, there are charming streets everywhere that make you believe you are walking in real towns from the Italy or southern France of long ago.

The main promenade passing through the centre of the complex is 400 meters long, about the same as the distance between the Ginza 4-chome intersection and 7-chome. If the narrow side streets are included as well it comes to a total length of approximately 1.5 kilometers.

The ceiling represents the sky at various times of day, changing constantly from the blue skies of mid-day to the dusk, nighttime, and the sunrise, going through the full cycle in approximately one hour. It looks exactly like the real thing and makes the eyes of people visiting VenusFort twinkle with pleasure. The display, achieved by computer control, is created using the first full-fledged sky display system (Sky Future Program) in Japan.


Detail of access

Access by Train

  • Three minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line
  • Directly connected to Aomi Station on the Yurikamome Line

About the Project

Data Sheet

Overview of Plan
Location1-3-15, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Size of site33,969m2
UsesShops, etc.
Construction startedMay 1998
Construction completedJuly 1999
Overview of Building
Building name Palette Town West Mall
Total floor area 73,594m2
Floors Above ground: 3
Structure S
Design Nihon Sekkei, Inc., S' International Architects Co., Ltd.

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