Street Gardens in Tokyo
Walking is nearly always our preferred method of transport, especially when we're exploring a city and Tokyo was no different for us. We would decide on somewhere to see in the morning, walk to it and then just wander - with no time limits and nowhere to be it meant we could go at our own pace and stray off the route that Google told us to follow if we fancied the look of a street.
Our ryokan/hotel was located on the edge of the Asakusa area of Tokyo and we spent sooooo many hours getting to know these streets (we also spent a while in the Aoyama neighbourhood too), mainly because everything was interesting to us; letter boxes, bins, signage and of course the incredible street 'gardens'. Aloes, Hydrangeas, Schefflera and all kinds of things we didn't recognise sit it their humble plastic tubs and mis-matched ceramics. They're everywhere and they're wonderful and brighten the grey in any sky.
It may sound like a strange thing to plan to do 'nothing' but we were thoroughly entertained by wandering aimlessly and loved to see the concept of a garden be interpreted so simply.
We also made a short video of our trip to Japan, click here to check it out