Category Archives: Totsuka-ku

Farms in the middle of a city

Today, I went out walking and taking pictures around Maioka station on the Yokohama Subway Blue Line.  There were a couple of highlights in this area that I saw.  There’s a beautiful temple there, but also, much of the area is agricultural.  There are so many farm fields!  Maioka is right in the middle of the city.  In all directions from this neighbourhood, there is dense urban development.  Maioka is an interesting place to see, I think.  It made me wonder why there’s a subway station in such an area.  However, there are some major things nearby.  Maioka Park is a rather large park, which I didn’t visit.  Also, Maioka Furusato no Mori, which includes a hiking trail.  But the biggest thing is Meiji University, which isn’t really that close to the station.  Anyway, it was a very interesting walk, even though it was 34 degrees.

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Hanami at Totsuka, Yokohama

Today, I went out for a long walk around the Totsuka Station area in Totsuka Ward, Yokohama.  This time of year, many people in Japan go out with their families or co-workers to enjoy Hanami, or cherry viewing party.  Near Totsuka Station, Kashiogawa (Kashio River) has many blooming cherry trees and a lot of people enjoying them.  Both sides of the river have cherry trees and a park.  Enjoy the pictures!

Kashiogawa sakura

The cherry trees are blooming along Kashiogawa.

Cherry trees

The path above Kashiogawa is lined with cherry trees.

Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms make it feel like spring in Japan.

People enjoying hanami

Many people are having fun down by the river.

Food vendors under the cherry blossoms

Any time the cherry trees bloom in Japan, the food vendors come out for people enjoying hanami.

Cherry trees and Kashiogawa

This picture was taken from the appropriately named Sakura Bridge.

Where was I?  Take a look at this map.


Filed under Festivals & Events, Japan, Kanagawa, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama