Urban gardens in Tokyo
Sighting a small urban garden on top of a building in a big city is becoming more frequent. Creativity joins the desire to have a small plot of land to grow their own food and are emerging small green spots in the cities. Tokyo, the Japanese giant metropolis is also to join this fashion with urban gardens and small gardens created on the roofs of underground and bus stations.
In a city where the population amounts to 13,620,000 people, any small little space free is a real luxury. The project Soradofarm want so encourage local people to make better use of these public spaces, challenging them to create a garden and vegetable gardens on the roofs of public transport city buildings.
With the support of the company responsible for the Tokyo subway and Ekipara, which makes the entertainment management and trade within the stations, the project went from paper to reality and is a success in the city. But there are some minor differences between this project and said conventional urban gardens. In this case, each person pays a token amount every year, thus becoming an owner of that piece of land, with about three square meters of green area. There you can plant vegetables, flowers, whatever you want.