The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Tokyo, the urban jungle

It's no lie that Tokyo is full of concrete and buildings, but it's not hard to find areas that improves the livelihood of residents and workers. The Sumida River runs through both the areas we lived in previously and currently, and this 27km stretch of river runs under 26 bridges. There are plenty of riverside footpath for our use, and the view is pretty good and relaxing.

In Shinkawa: the footpath we used to go jogging on, and the view of Chuo-Ohashi (the Great Chuo Bridge):

In Kachidoki: the night view of the river, Tokyo Tower, and one of the borders of the great Tsukiji Market (the lit area to the bottom right of the shot):

And the Kachidoki-bashi (Kachidoki Bridge):

Both bridges are within good sight of each other - that's how close our previous and current residences are.

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