A Rainy Morning Run to Mitaka Station

This was the 11th day in a row of rain in Tokyo.  The temperature has been unusually low for this time of the year.

This morning, I ran in a cold misty rain to Mitaka Station and back.

A puddle prevented me from going too fast on trail by Tamagawa Josui.

Commuters wait for the bus by Kichijoji-dori.

A walkway by Ghibli Museum.

Commuters walking towards Mitaka Station.

Sobu Line train at Mitaka Station.

Benches by Inokashira Pond.

Nanai Bridge of the pond was full of umbrellas.


A Run Down South - Veggie Fields

I had a good run this morning towards south.  I went down south of Chuo Expressway all the way to Koshu Kaido and back through Jindaiji area.  It is now getting pretty cold here and I got a rained on a bit.

A Vegetables Bending Machine.




Koshu Kaido - one of the major roads going west.

Green onions.

Soba (buckwheat).

Jinjadaio-Do - an important building of Jindaiji Temple.

This area is famous for soba noodles.

One of many soba restaurants.

A fun green hill.

The top of the hill.

Kaki (persimmon) is very common at this time of the year.


A Run in Shanghai for a Change

It has been a long time since I was in Shanghai.  I had a nice run yesterday morning around Honqiao area.


Commuter traffic.

Many share bicycles left by a subway station.

So many bikes were piled up by one of many canals of the city.  Guess it is a big problem.

A construction.

A musical instrument store with Uncle Sam.

The National flags were displayed on streets.

A nice boardwalk by a canal.

Another canal with water plants growing.


A Nice Weekend Run

I had a nice run on a beautiful Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Since this is a Three-Day Weekend (today is Health and Sports Day), there were also activities going on in Inokashira Park.

Hanamizuki (Japanese Dogwood) trees along Kanda River have red leaves already.

A little farm field in Suginami Ward.

Policians' posters - these have nothing to do with the big national election is coming up this month.

A playground ride in shape of Alpaca.

A scene from a trail along Tamagawa Josui.

At the western part of Inokashira Park, there was a Sports Awareness Activity was going on. 


Sports Climbing.

Fun things for kids.

The water source of the pond was turned off.

The pond was unusually green.

A movie for children was about to start.

I love the faint sweet smell of Kinmokusei (Sweet Osmanthus) of this season.

Yesterday morning, I ran a bit more:

Little grapes at a restaurant in the park.

A father and his daughter dashes at the sports area.

Boys are kicking a ball at a soccer area.

Bikes on a narrow street towards Mitaka.

The old house by Nakamichi is still there.

The Ghibli-looking facility is some school.

A little temple by Kichijoiji.

Bugs gather at a stem of a weed.

Tokyo is very peaceful again this weekend.