This is Umekoji Park; an important patch of green in Kyoto city.
The grass, the trees, the flowers; all are very pleasant on the eye.
But a park is much more important than that, it is the lungs of a city; cleaning the air, and regulating the temperature. Green spaces like this have also been shown to be good for people’s mental health.
The physical health benefits are obvious and the park is often used by sports enthusiasts and sports clubs from neighboring schools and universities. Continue reading