I enjoyed two beautiful runs to Shakujii Park in the last week. There are two ponds there with nice trails around them.
This is the view of the east pond from its eastern edge.
This bridge is in the middle of the east pond.
Looking east from the western edge of the east pond. Irises were pretty.
The west pond - covered with lotus.
A view of the west pond seen from the west edge.
There used to be a samurai clan fortress - Shakujii Castle at this location.
Close by is a nice Shinto Shrine - Hikawa Jinja.