Closer Look at Tokyo Street Trees - Popular
I've posted about the street trees of Tokyo a few times here on the blog. In those posts, I've talked about the hard pruning that they do to *some* of the trees, how others have a more columnar nature to them and what species they might be (a lot of Ginkos!). On my most recent trip, I walked down a fancy street in Ginza and saw some trees in full foliage. And these trees aren't Ginkos.
Here's a close up of the leaves of the same tree you see above:
Looking through the list of popular trees on The Street Trees of Tokyo site, I made it all the way down to below the top 30 to find what I think these trees are:
Pretty sure it is a Popular. And...the Lombardy Popular is columnar variety.