The Dear Green Places

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Tokyo, Travel Volunteer Journey | 4 Comments
The Dear Green Places

Tokyo might be full to bursting with people, and real estate may be eye-wateringly high, but the city has done an admirable job of defending its green spaces. With almost 40 parks and gardens, if you look hard enough its still possible to find a bit of peace, enjoy a cool drink under a tree, and absorb a bit of parklife.

東京には多くの人がいて目もくらむような高層ビルが立ち並ぶ。そんなイメージを持っている人がほとんどだろう。だがこの街には完璧なまでに緑が残されている。
都内には40もの公園があり、それらの場所でつかの間の休息を取ったり、木陰で冷たい飲み物を飲んだりするなどの“贅沢”を味わう事ができるのだ。

4 Comments

  1. Natalie Neal
    October 12, 2011

    You’ve captured the refreshing feeling of Tokyo’s green spaces. When we visited last, my husband and I spent many happy hours in the city’s parks. I was amazed to see tiny green spaces in unusual places. A tiny bamboo fence with a few tufts of unique grasses growing happily beside it. A few stones with beautiful azaleas in bloom. So many wondrous aesthetic touches in crowded places—All precious oases of peace tucked within this vibrantly alive city!

  2. James Mundy
    October 13, 2011

    Hi Katy & Jamie,

    Lovin the blog so far. Nice to hear all your thoughts and see all your great pics from your first trip to Japan.
    I hope this blog post will make people realise that Tokyo is not just a towering neon Metropolis and there are some nice gardens and tranquil pockets.
    I hope you continue enjoying Tokyo – Great city – and enjoy my old Japan ‘home county’ of Gunma – A rural hot spring wonderland…but perhaps you won’t think much it in just 2 days.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Katy & Jamie
      October 14, 2011

      Thanks James – we’re looking forward to Gunma too!

  3. Kat
    October 13, 2011

    It’s wonderful to see pockets of green spaces in such an urban location. I hope other cities will follow suit.