I took this picture on my way to work today. This is the Shonan Monorail as it curves toward Ofuna Station. The monorail goes to Enoshima, a popular destination on holidays and weekends.
Monthly Archives: May 2010
Here I am at Ryogoku Kokugikan again. I’m watching sumo. I haven’t met any really famous retired sumo wrestlers, though. Two old ladies on both sides of me have been talking to me. One asks me about my favourite sumo wrestlers, while the other said her daughter is in Canada. I’m not taking many photos this time, but there are a few.
I’ve taken a quick visit of Odawara Castle today, so this is a bonus picture of the week. Enjoy!
A couple of other blogs have pictures of wires in Japan, and I thought I’d add one of my own. This was taken in Sugita’s shopping street in Isogo Ward, Yokohama.
I’ve decided I’m going to start making weekly posts featuring a picture I’ve taken with my iPhone. This week’s picture was taken in the shopping centre below Shin-Sugita station. Although Children’s Day is over, carp flags are still hanging from the ceiling.
In many cities around the world, the main train station is often a landmark. Tokyo Station is a large station in Chiyoda Ward, near the Imperial Palace. It is the busiest train station in Japan in terms of number of trains per day (more than 3000). The station’s appearance is very well known in Tokyo, but at the moment, it’s behind scaffolding and cannot be seen. During World War II, the station was heavily damaged, and was rebuilt afterwards. However, it was changed. The purpose of this renovation is to restore the station to its pre-war appearance on the Marunouchi (western) side, as well as some of the interior space. This should be completed in 2011. The Yaesu (eastern) side is being redeveloped, as well. But it will sport 2 highrise towers. The western side is what everyone tends to see, and it is a very attractive looking building. But for now, this is all we can see:
I can’t wait to see how it’ll look when it’s finished. It looked great before the renovations.