Next to the Sano Art Museum about a mile south of Mishima Station, Ryusen-En is a small but beautiful Japanese garden, laid out in traditional style around a tranquil carp pond. With its plum and cherry-blossom trees and a small wooded area, it's a very pleasant, relaxing place to stroll around slowly, and there are also a handful of striking sculptures and statues nestled among the greenery.
I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.