Quite obviously, space is an extremely scarce resource in Tokyo. Everything is a bit smaller than what you’re used to as foreigner – cars, houses, apartments, you name it. But since looking at concrete and steel all day can really get you down, people in residential areas will still find a way to create little gardens on the 30-50 centimeters in between their house and the sidewalk. And they look lovely! Below are some pictures taken in my neighborhood today.