Parks and Gardens

Yokohama is Tokyo's chic and cosmopolitan neighbor.


Yokohama is a quirky city with an ocean view and enough personality to make even it’s big brother Tokyo jealous.

Traditional and Historical Japanese village Shirakawago in autumn season

Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Leave modern technology and worries behind, and rediscover a simpler way of life buried in the mountains.


Hama-rikyu Gardens

Get a refined taste of a traditional Edo garden without having to brave the crowds of the Imperial Palace.

Pink lotus and bud at Gyoda in Saitama

Gyoda Ancient Lotus Park

Prehistoric flowers and record-breaking rice paddy art at this park in rural Saitama.

Kawaguchiko Music Forest

Travel in a picture book-like scenery with Mt. Fuji in the backdrop.

Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park

Out of all the parks in Tokyo, Yoyogi Park has the most character; equal parts beautiful, quirky and just plain odd.

Komagome Station

Your gateway to the Yamanote line’s garden paradise.

Nagoya, Japan - November 27, 2012: Ryusenko Lake at Tokugawa Gardens. The garden dates from the early Edo period and was opened to the public in 1932.

Tokugawa Garden

Even a samurai needs to unwind.

Yoshinogari Historical Park

Truly live like the locals at this park dedicated to these ancient Yayoi period ruins, going back over 2,000 years.

Utsubo park

Utsubo Park

A great escape lies along this former military runway.