A recent conversation went something like this:
"Yeah, you can totally ride out to the construction site of the new Tokyo Sky Tree."
"Sounds cool I guess."
"And there is a bridge with like 20 construction otaku at any given time taking hundreds of photos."
"If you keep riding, about 15 minutes later is a playground."
"That looks like the Eye of Rah if viewed from space."
"And a bit further there are a ton of housing projects, then a giant windmill, then a factory where they cremate hella people from Tokyo every day. And you won't see a single tree the whole time!"
If the endless expanse of concrete makes you sick, you shouldn't live in Tokyo. Actually, if you don't love this sort of thing, you shouldn't live in Tokyo. Japan has some truly beautiful natural locales, but they aren't around these parts!