Tsukudajima is surrounded by the Sumida River and its branch and there are canals in the island and nearby. Here is the map of the area – this is Bing Map and is partly written in English. I wanted to embed Google map as there are more English-written names of places but with some technical…
There are small islands in Tokyo Bay area which are surrounded by river branches and canals. One of them is Tsukudajima Island. It used to be a fishermen’s island and people made tsukudani, fish boiled in soy sauce in this island. There were many tsukudani shops in old days but even today, there remain several of them.
A couple of weeks ago, I participated in Bicycle Ride in Tokyo and biked through Tokyo Bay area. There are not so many cars in this area and it’s really good for cycling. And this time, I once again came to Tokyo Bay area and this time, enjoyed walking and shopping.
Today, I participated in a bicycle event “Bicycle Ride in Tokyo”. Starting from Hibiya Park, I enjoyed cycling while seeing bay area Tokyo’s sightseeing spots. It was 28-kilo meter ride. Here is today’s route map.
In Japan, we have many towns called Monzen Machi. It literally means towns in front of the gates of temples. In Tokyo, there is a station called Monzen Nakacho in the area of Fukagawa which is South Eastern part of Tokyo. Nakacho is the name of the town and Monzen means “in front of the gate of the…
It is still a little cold but it was fine day so I did biking to the riverfront. Starting from Nihombashi area (I biked to Nihombashi from my home, to be precise), took Eitai Dori Avenue which goes to Eitai Bridge. This bridge has a very beautiful shape.
The Sumida River which is one of the most famous river in Tokyo is a branch of Arakawa River. It started from the northern part of Tokyo and flows into Tokyo Bay. The total length is 23.5km. Along the river stretches the pathways which are pleasant promenades for walking and biking.