7: Stunning Tokyo green spaces

Who’d have thought it? Gray old Edo (Tokyo) is filled with brilliant emerald parks and gardens:

Tokyo is one of the great modern megacities — a boundless field of energy, vertical and horizontal, scrolling out in every direction. The downside of all its odd angles and bright lights is an excess of concrete and a lack of open space. Or is it?

Amid the network of underground malls, pedestrian arcades and public transit platforms, a visitor could travel for days without seeing evidence of the natural world.

There are, however, any number of parks, gardens and urban oases, some half-hidden behind office towers or between apartment blocks, others huge and sprawling, where you can still take refuge in greenery if you know where to look. Fortunately, we do…

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