although tokyo is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, its not all a steel, concrete, and glass jungle. even amidst the business districts of toranomon and akasaka, there are amazingly green little gems for one to discover---on foot.
this is one of my favorite walks --- the path connecting kamiyacho to roppongi ichome. this part is beside the hotel okura and the shirokane apartments and leads to izumi garden terrace. i just love how japanese it looks. the path, instead of going straight has occasional breaks that allow one to take in the view. this echoes the stone path in the japanese garden. stepping on each stone is essential to experience the views of the garden. this walk is an amazingly sensory experience, not only visually, but you smell the leaves and hear the trickling water in the nearby pool. it would be a nice touch if they had carp in there. heehee.
the path at night. i love how the footlights are very unobstrusive. its not as sinister as it looks in the first picture; its actually a really nice place to walk through, night or day.
the view before crossing over to izumi garden terrace. a row of sakura trees at their best last spring ;-)
do you have your own secret path? ;-)