So far I have been to a lot of places to watch the autumn leaves but one place I haven’t visited so far is “Heiwa no Mori” (peaceful forest). Which is kind of weird considering it’s only a two minute walk from my apartment. Despite the name, there are not many trees in the park but a few of them are showing beautiful-coloured leaves.
This is not a prime “momiji” (autumn foliage watching) spot, but I like to remind myself of the beautiful spots around my neighbourhood.
The Heiwa no Mori park also serves as an evacuation area. There is a big area which is free of trees and used by the locals for various activities or just to relax. It’s also a good place for joggers and there are some gears for the warm-up. This is a park that’s certainly not of interest for tourists, but I’m glad that’s just around the corner from my home. While the public image of Tokyo is that of a densely populated urban sprawl, each ward has recreation spots.