Address: Meguro-ku, Tokyo, JP
Meguro is a lovely Tokyo neighborhood that gets its name not from the dozen-plus embassies that dot its lovely streets, but from the river that runs through it. If the consulates and residences have an air of exclusivity, all can enjoy the scenic walk along the water. Yu Hayami walks with her kids and the family dog, Jill. “It gets very crowded during Cherry Blossom viewing season (March through April), but only locals know that May is actually the best time for a visit!” she says. There are many small shops along the river, so you can get some goodies along with your exercise.