2017/05/21

Waseda - Toyama Park - Momozono-River Green Promenade Run

This morning, I ran from Waseda Station back home.

Station Exit.

Ana Hachimangu Shrine - very close from the station.

Baseball practice at a field at the north east end of Toyama Park.

A runner in the park.

A soccer tournament.

Children walking down to a valley of the park.

A monument of Hakoneyama - a nickname for this area - used to be an army school.

Hakoneyama.

An interesting plate on top of the hill.

Woody area of the park.

Southwest end of the park.

A Korean market close from Shin-Okubo Station.


A view of Shinjuku skyscrapers from Kanda River.

The beginning of Momozono-gawa Green Promenade - used to be a river - the entire river was converted into a culvert by around 1970.

An area south of Higashi-Nakano Station.

A map of the Promenade.

JEDI Haircut place.

A tile on the promenade depicts Kaguyahime.

A remains of an old bridge.

Another one.

An abandoned Yatai by Ring Road 7 (Kan-nana) Road.

A nice entrance gate to the promenade south of Koenji.

Walkers - families with little kids.

A shopping street south of Koenji.

Otters probably lived in the river.

An old picture of the river from around 1835.

The path gets narrow.

A Koshinzuka (a remains of old religious site) north of Asagaya.

A little park.

Tennuma Hachiman Shrine - north of Ogikubo Station.

Tennuma Benten Park.

Cyclists at Ring Road 8 (Kanpachi).

2017/05/14

Fushimi Park and Musashiseki Park

I had another nice run this morning.  This time, I ran by Musashino Chuo Park, then Higashifushimi Park and Musashiseki Park.

A farm field south of Musashino Chuo Park.


Early summer flowers were pretty at Chuo Park.

Volunteers were setting something up for an event.

Big red Torii of Higashifushimi Inari Shrine.

Higashifushimi Park - it is still under construction.

A long slide.

Seibu Shinjuku Line - seen from the park.

A train arrived at Higashi-Fushimi Station.

The south entrance of the station.

A little street leading to Musashiseki Park.

A photographer aiming his big camera at ducks on the pond.

A senior citizen clean-up crew - thanks to them, the park is kept tidy.

A golf practice driving range north of Zenpukuji Park.

A flowers were pretty at a vacant lot close from home.

2017/05/13

Momoi Harappa Park + Zenpukuji Park

This morning - in rain, I had a semi-long run past Ogikubo Station, then came around Momoi Harappa Park and then back through Zenpukuji Park area.

South east Entrance to Momoi Harappa Park.

This area was a Nakajima Aircraft factory from 1932 - 1945.  Then from 1966 until 1998, Nissan's auto factory stood.

A view of the park from the north-west end.


The main entrance gate to the shrine.


The main building "Haiden".

Wooden Wishing Plaques "Ema".

This is an unusual shaped one.


The holy pine tree is still fairly new - the original one that was said to have been hand planted by Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder of Kamakura Shogunate.

This is a section of the original pine tree.

The map of the shrine.

Zenpukuji Temple - the park that bears its name is more famous.

Zenpukuji Park.

A pretty tree branches with leaves and white flowers droop down to the pond.

Ichikishima Jinja Shrine stands on a little island of the pond.

The steps for the official entrance to the shrine.

Osonoi (late) spring - the supplier of the water to the pond.

Uchida Shugoro - Mayor of then Village of Iogi who helped develop the area in early 20th Century.

Lotus flowers were pretty.