Writer: Catherine Allen

After moving to Tokyo in 2015, I now teach English full-time and write whenever possible.  I'm loving the various aspects of a Japanese lifestyle, and am particularly interested in the music here.

Nokogiriyama: A Break from Urban Life

Looking out over Tokyo from one of the many observation decks, it might seem like there is no end to the urban landscape. One skyscraper after another, it can seem like a long journey must be undertaken just to escape the hustle and bustle and find some greenery. Thankfully (for any nature or hiking lovers), Chiba prefecture is surprisingly easy to get to, and offers a lush green panorama very much contrasting that of downtown Tokyo.

Top Parks in Tokyo

Tokyo isn’t often a city associated with peace and quiet. It may come as a surprise then, to find that there are in fact over 200 parks and gardens to explore, often a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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