Local Runs

I could go for nice runs this weekend.  Now, it is after Autumnal Equinox, it is getting cooler.

Yesterday morning, I ran mainly eastward from home.

Construction of the new road along Tamagawajosui.

A man was exercising at Nishi En of Inokashira Park.

A tree removal at the park.

This morning, I mainly ran towards the west.

A statue of a cyclist by Chuo Line close from Musashi-Sakai Station.

Lycoris - pretty this time of the year.

A construction of an apartment.

Mitaka Shinmeijinsha Shrine.

Ladies were doing Yoga at Sankaku Hiroba by Inokashira Koen Station.


Okinawa Again

I was back in Naha, Okinawa and went for a run yesterday morning.  I found a very nice park - Sueyoshi Park, about 5 km away from my hotel.

This is the entrance of the park.

It was like jungle there.

This is actually a creek, but is covered with volcanic rocks.

Very steep steps.

A view of the city.

It is hard to see in this photo, but a big spider web with a big spider in the middle covered a trail - good thing I saw it before ran into it.

A monument that directs to Sueyoshi Shrine.

Stone walkway leading to the shrine - it was quite a hike.

The walls of the shrine.

The shrine.

A tunnel of the wall.

The view of the city from the shrine.

Allamanda flowers were very pretty.

It took a while to find what these flowers were - locals call it Kuroyona.

Flowers were falling, though.

A monument to honor a local historic figure - Tamagusuku Chokun.

I was lucky for I just missed the typhoon and the weather was fine.


Kichijoji Festival 2016

Annual Matsuri (Festival) of Kichijoji was this weekend.  Mikoshi were carried around the streets.

A poster of the festival on a window of a grocery store.


A Nice Long Run on Saturday

Yesterday morning, I went for a long run from home.  It is now getting a bit cooler here in Tokyo - good thing!

There were many ducks at Zenpukuji Park Pond - very peaceful.

Koganei Country Club - this is the most expensive golf club in Japan.

At Koganei Park, a 5-Hour Endurance run was going on.

Children on bicycle at Koganei Park.

Construction was going on at the Water Purification plant by Musashi-Sakai Station.

An old Koshin worship close from Mitaka Station.

Inside the hut.

 Mitaka Station in the back with a manual water pump by Tamagawa Josui.

Ghibli Bus at the depot by Mitaka Station.

A trail by Tamagawa Josui in Inokashira Park.


Marugame Port Again

I was back in Marugame and could go for short, but a nice run on Wednesday morning.

Boats were being serviced at a small dock.

Boats at the small harbor.

Takotsubo - Octopus traps.

Beautiful Sunrise.

Dokigawa River seen from a bridge closest from the sea.

A monument at the entrance to Marugame Boat Race.

The boat race stands.