While things are still far from frosty, Japan’s relationship with cigarettes certainly seems to be getting a little rocky, with more and more restrictions being regularly rolled out.
However, that’s not to say it’s all bad news for those partial to the odd puff, as manners are still the main priority. And, despite a smoking ban even on the street in some sections of the city, plenty of places are still happy to cater for those with a craving — whether that happens to be in the confines of a coffee shop,
or, for those hoping to fend off any health fears, in the middle of a midday meander.
Although as far as cigarette-friendly seats go, what park-based pastime is being promoted on the next bench, is not quite so clear.