Morning Walk around Inokashira Pond

Yesterday morning, I took a nice walk around Inokashira Park - around "the pond". The weather is getting very cool now and leaves are starting to change color.

There were ducks in the pond.

A runner goes over the bridge by the spring.

The view of the pond from the western tip.

There is a woody area by the zoo.

The Benten Shrine

Another view from the bridge by the aquarium.

Nanaibashi Bridge - spans the pond in the middle part.

Looking towards Nanai-bashi from the southern shore.

A beautiful sunrise over the pond.

People and a dog were walking around the pond.

Looking at the pond from the eastern end - Hyotan Bridge.  Ducks almost hit me.

The playground area by Inokashira Koen Station.

A brook (Kandagawa) by the station.

Looking at the train track (elevated) from a walkway by the brook.

We are heading straight to autumn - mornings and evenings are getting quite chilly.


Lovely Autumn Days in Kichijoji and Around

Since the big typhoon passed, we are having very nice weather in Tokyo.

Here's a fallen tree in Inokashiar Park, the day after the storm.

Kichijoji Station is now fully renovated.

A Count-down Festival to the 100th Year of Inokashira Park.

Preschool children drew pictures.

Another poster featured the famous weekend performers.

There were concerts going on.

Nishi-En part of the park was peaceful in the morning.

Fujimigaoka Park - children were practicing baseball.

A corn field - south of Kugayama.

 Myozenji Zen Temple down in Setagaya.


Relaxed Run in Fukuoka

I had a nice and relaxed run in Fukuoka on Wednesday.  I did not have a good plan - started running in random direction.  With my smartphone, I can never get lost.

Fukuoka Airport - International Terminal.  It is close from the center of the city.

A Samurai float for Yamakasa Festival was displayed in the terminal.

Sanno Park is close from the station - has a nice and soft running track.

 Nakahie Park - very close from my hotel.

An udon restaurant - this one has a good rating (in Japanese). 


Kesennuma Run

I visited 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami affected areas in Tohoku yesterday and today. This morning, I could run in Kesennuma.

The port as seen from my hotel.

Beautiful sunrise over the harbor.

There are still huge scars left from the tsunami - these areas are completely flatten.

There used to be a house here.

Some buildings still stand, but not usable.

A lot of re-construction work is going on.

They are trying to raise the level of the ground.

Temporary breakwater.

The entrance to the fish market - the blue marking at the 2nd floor shows where the tsunami water level reached.

The fishing town still has a long way to go before it is fully recovered from the damage.