TODOROKIKEIKOKU, A NICE OASIS IN TOKYO
Looking for green in Tokyo ? Not difficult actually, there are many parcs and even with a bit of train you are quickly in the mountains. For example Takao San is about 1h from Shinjuku... I don't even mention if you take the Shinkansen... (then it is not even a question of time and distance but more of money...)
Today I bring you to Todorokikeikoku just near Tokyo West part. It is just one stop after Jiyugaoka (on the Oimachi line) which is also on the Tokyu - Toyoko line that starts from Shibuya (and goes to Motomachi - Chukagai in Yokohama).
From the "outside" almost nothing reveals this place, even there is a huge road passing over it at some point. But once you walked down the river you are in a completely different mood, you can almost forget the city "up there".
It is not a long walk but it is a very nice path along the river borded by a luxuriant vegetation, and to finish with it, there's a temple at the end where you can enjoy a macha (green tea).
I totally recommend it. There was already some people last week-end, but not too many so we could enjoy the walk.
Posted on : 2010-05-15 00:01:32 by Jérôme Sadou