Many park-developers try hard to attract people, that in the end, they get confused as to what to really focus on. What results is a park with a mish-mash of features supposedly meant to make everyone happy.
Me, I prefer parks that are simple – just a place where man can bond with nature. I do not want flashy installations; just trees, flowers, ponds are fine with me. My only requirement is that it be clean and well-maintained.
And that precisely is what I got when I visited the Aichi Forest Park, a very unassuming patch of greenery in what is essentially a sleepy town called Owariasahi. It was a very simple park, but it is that simplicity that awes the visitor. The lawns were kept wide and manicured, great for those who want to play in an open field. But what fascinated me most were the raw marshlands, which at the time were filled with blossoming wild flowers. The entire place was ... picture-perfect, to say the least.