Fukuoka Walk and Jog

I had an over night visit to Fukuoka last week. Again, the visit was too short for me to go for a sightseeing, but did get to do some walk/jog.

This is an award-winning building - Acros Fukuoka.  It is like a forest.

There were other green buildings.  These are commercial buildings.

This is Hakata Port Tower, located at the Pier.

It was so hot there in Fukuoka.  Japan's having a very hot summer.


Tokyo Station Renovation Update

Tokyo Station renovation will be completed by this autumn. We can now see the whole of the beautiful brick building.  Below photos are from this morning.

Looking at the north end of the building.  Many commuters coming out of the station.

This is the middle part of the station looking towards north side.

The North Entrance lose-up.

There was an gallery showing the history of Tokyo Station on the barrier for the construction area.

This was the original 1903 design of then called "Central Station" by a Franz Baltzer, a German architect.

The first design version by Kingo Tatsuno.

The final design of the central station by Kingo Tatsuno (1911).

A poscard of the central station celebration its completion in 1914.  After the construction work, it will look very much like this picture.