Last weekend I visited Tachikawa to see some friends. Afterwards, I went for a walk around the station and had had a snack.
It was around rush hour, so it was pretty busy.
The weather started off well, but did a complete turn mid-afternoon. The sky was cloudy and it rained from time to time.
All in all, it was still a nice trip.
My friend A’s birthday is today. She is one of the most amazing, creative, and sensible women I have ever met. Only good things, my dear.
After work I decided to do a bit more exploring. During work, I can only see a bit from the window in the staff room, or experience a tiny fraction of it when I go out for lunch.
At night, everything is lit up beautifully. I found that this extends about three blocks from the station and is only on the west side.
Most businesses are restaurants, pubs, or pachinko places. Here you can find just about any sort of food you could want.
Some of the buildings tower, but the most interesting places are found in side alleys, under huge aunings.
A few student tell me that this city is called the dirtiest city, but I don’t really think so. What do you think?
There is a small park in Southern Yono.
In that park, there are some benches.
Above the benches, there is an overhang made of metal, leaves and branches.
Attached to those leaves are twisting, turning, climbing trees.
Next to those trees, there are stone pillars.
Standing against those pillars is a figure.
That figure is me.
Since my current lodgings are in Saitama, I thought it would be a waste to not look around.
I rode the Saikyo line to Yono, which took a few minutes. Then I went for a walk.
The weather was warm but windy. The skies were a wonderful shade of blue with fluffy white clouds.
A good point about this area is the abundance of greenery. It reminds me a lot of White Plains, in New York.
Once, the daughter of a friend of mine, had mentioned that Saitama was a nice place, and I can finally see what she meant.
If you are in Tokyo, check it sound if you can.
I decided to explore a bit of Akihabara last night, for a lack of anything else to do.
I popped into a few archades, walked through the streets, and looked though a couple of stores.
It was really crowded and there were a ton of people trying to drum up business for various cafes and clubs.
I didn’t stay long before getting back on the train home.
Sorry for the lack of updates recently. Work has been obscenity busy and I’m still trying to get used to life in Tokyo.
Although my school is in Tokyo, I’m staying in Saitama. That means I have a hell of a commute each day.
Here are a few pictures of things you can see around my place in Saitama.