A New Road Construction

A new road is finally taking its shape along Tamagawa Josui close Koshu Kaido and Kugayama.  Actually, the area has been fenced off for many years (at least several years).  But now, construction machines are in there and things are definitely moving.

This is the area south of Fujimigaoka Station.


A park was made smaller.

A part of the original trail.

A bridge at the end of the shopping road south of Kugayama Station is being replaced.

A by-pass road by the bridge.

Another by-pass route.

Big trees at the end of the new road to be crossing Hitomi Kaido. 

Yet, I am sure it will take some more time for the road to be completed.


A Long Run Beyond Tama River

To train for the marathon of next weekend, I went for a long run - 30K today.

A florist.

A map of Jindaiji Temple.

From L-R: Daikokuten, Ebisu, Dragon, and Tiger.

Changing of colors of maple leaves is starting.

A baseball game was going on on the north shore of Tama River.

Tama River looking down stream from Tamagawabara Bridge.

Yomiuri Giants baseball facility.

Yomiuri Giants training field.

Roller coaster and gondolas of the amusement park.

The giant Ferris wheel.

Looking down towards the city.

The south shore of Tama River in Kawasaki.

Nikaryokamigawara Weir - looking north.

From the other side - Chofu.

My run - the high altitude is Yomiuriland.


A Beautiful Day at Inokashira Park

We had a fantastic weather yesterday.  I enjoyed strolling in Inokashira Park.

The Park will be 100 years old in 2017.  There was an organized activities to promote this.

A poster explaining the event.

There were booths to show the park activities.

At the main stage were performances.

Artists paining a poster.

Kindergarten children painted the mascot.

The usual Art Market vendor.

At the playground.

This guy is a regular street performer at the park.

At Nishi En, another event - Mitakanomori Festival.

Food booths.

Many families were enjoying picnicking.

Later in the evening - a crescent moon.

It really was a fantastic Sunday.


Run the Entire Length of Kanda River

To prepare for my marathon of next month, I ran the entire length of Kanda River to do a Long Slow Distance yesterday.  It was nice to run with my wife.

I've posted the River's starting point, and the end before but I've never ran the whole thing before.  Looking at the map, learned it was about 25 km altogether.

The entire trail along the river is paved.

Looking towards Shinjuku in Nakano.

Arakawa Line Street Car - the last of its kind in Tokyo at the intersection of Takadobashi.

A backstreet of Takadanobaba.

Shuto Expressway runs along the river.

A big pedestrian walk bridge.

Iidabashi Station seen from the walk bridge.

A bridge to Tokyo Dome City.

The hotel and the amusement park of the Dome City.

Train lines and the river cross by Ochanoizu Station.

A big statue of Confucius at Yushima Seido Temple.  The fifth Tokugawa Shogun established it as a learning place for bureaucrats.

Akihabara - it is the holy place of Otaku Culture.

Yakatabune boats on the river.

Sumida River - to which Kanda River flows into.

From the other side of the bridge over Sumida River,  the mouth of Kanda River is seen between buildings to the right.

The map shows where we were.

Ryogoku Station where we took the train to come home.

 The MapMyRun route of the run - the distance was about 29 km with detours - and took us about 3 hours to complete.