Photos by Maaserhit Honda
Yesterday I took an actual day off, shut down my laptop and phone and escaped Tokyo without actually leaving the city. The park felt like another world, with its near-rolling hills, lush leafage and woodland. The smell of pine reminded me of back home in Canada. I had a fun time being playful in the tall grass and prancing around the open spaces (I actually did prance, because that is what you do when you're released from the cityscape).
It was one of the most tranquil and peaceful places I've been to around Tokyo (nothing is quiet on a Sunday in Tokyo!), and the day was made complete with a picnic under the tallest, red pine tree, a cat and ducks sighting, a post-park sushi fest at my favourite restaurant and one or two doughnuts. It was a very wholesome day... except perhaps the Mr Donuts part.
I wish every day was like this!