On my way home from work, I cool off at the riverside of the Kachidoki Bridge over the Sumida River. Many pleasure boats passe by constantly. The night breeze feels good. The Tsukiji market across the river is long gone. I can see Tokyo Tower in the direction of Tsukiji Ohashi. Many high-rise condominiums have increased in the opposite direction, toward Tsukudajima. The night view is beautiful.
I watched the sunset fall into Okutama from 230 meters above the top of a high-rise building in Shibuya, Tokyo. You can see the buildings in Shinjuku Shintoshin and the condos in Musashi Kosugi. Probably the best scenic spot in Tokyo today. Mt. Fuji rises above the Tanzawa Mountains. Beautiful blue sky and sunset. A happy moment.
It’s official name is Kyoeizan Daikyoji. Taishakuten was originally an Indian god and became a god to protect Buddha after being introduced to Buddhism. This temple associated with the extremely popular movie series “Otoko ha tsuraiyo(Men are hard)”. When you get off at the nearest station, Shibamata Station of the Keisei Electric Railway, the Tora-san and Sakura statues welcome you. I washed my hands in the spring water called goshinsui in the precincts and prayed. Probably because of the new virus, there were few people on the approach, which was always crowded with visitors. Going up the banks of the nearby Edo River, I saw the sunset sinking into the town of Shibamata. The “Yagiri no Watashi” crossing the Edo-gawa River from Shibamata toward Matsudo is located nearby.
My favorite food. Sometimes I just want to eat it. Before I saw the art exhibition in Ueno, I tasted it at the famous omelet rice store. Omrice is a Japanese foreign language combining English omelet and rice.
The cherry blossoms on behalf of Tokyo. About 260 cherry blossoms, such as “Someiyoshino” and “Oshimazakura”, are said to be the first choice for cherry blossom popularity of foreign tourists. Canola flowers are also in full bloom now.
Today, April 3 is the anniversary of the completion of the present Nihonbashi (1911). It has been the starting point of Japan’s major trunk lines since the Edo period. The Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway is expected to be removed after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The cherry blossoms at the foot of the bridge were in full bloom.
There are no scrambled intersections overseas, it is now one of the highlights of Tokyo inbound. When coming from a foreign country, it seems surprising that no one will collide even if so many people cross the intersection at once. “Order and chaos”.
When Ieyasu tokugawa moved to Edo, it was said that it became a guardian of Edo castle. It is famous also that one of the Edo Three Great Festivals “Sanno Festival” will be held. There are many worshipers who are close to the government office and business districts, and start work of the New Year.