During this Silver Week holidays, the weather in Tokyo was perfect for enjoying some time outside. We went to different parks for picnics and walks and got to see my daughter get better at walking day by day.
Niko Niko Park.
I took this photo from a window of the building next door, where I went for Tokyo Art Book Fair.
This lawn area close to Sendagaya Gate is not as crowded as the ones near the main gate.
Koishikawa Botanical Gardens
Red spider lilies were everywhere at Koishikawa Botanical Gardens ― “the birthplace of Japanese botanical research”. Even on a nice fall day, it wasn’t hard at all to find a great picnic spot under a big tree here.
It was my first time at this park near the Tokyo Imperial Palace. It had a relaxed neighborhood-park feel and isn’t as large as others we visited this weekend. Looking forward to taking a walk there again.
Not pictured: Inokashira Park in Kichijoji. We also went to this park in the town we used to live. If you are with babies learning to walk or prefer softer lawn to benches, visit the west part of the park past Inokashira Koen Station on Keio Line.