Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Along the Tennozu-unga Canal

I couldn't ask for better weather on the day I visited the David Bowie is exhibit.

The sky above Tennozu Isle was beautiful.

There were many things I wanted to do on this trip to Tokyo but for now, strolling felt like the right thing to do.

 Behind the exhibit building was this nice boardwalk which ran along the Tennozu-unga Canal.

Even with this good weather there weren't many people around. And while the area isn't the most scenic, it had it's own personality and felt very Tokyo.

Many planters along the boardwalk and even one business had a garden growing. Even hellebore flowers were happening.

Along with this lovely lavender.

Really spectacular clouds that morning.

 Even houseboats that would fit right in on the Columbia River in Oregon.

 No idea if people live here or if they are used for something else but the metal work on this one is almost lyrical.

Also striking are the bridges crossing the waterways. Each one different.

 Along with having different colors. I would guess for sailors that would help finding one's way through these canals.

Mostly small boats sail along here.

 A fort was in this area back when it was part of Edo. A lot of the buildings on Tennozu Isle are fairly new with urban planning for the area starting in 1985. If you think it looks familiar, it's popular for filming. It is becoming an area for dining and walking, with restaurants like T.Y Harbor, Soholm and Pizza Salvatore Cuomo. I noticed a number of buildings having interior work being done. If I had stayed in Tokyo longer I would have come back to explore more and get something to eat.

 One last bridge. Just for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

 This is the Tennozu Fureai Bridge. The other side is the Konan area with Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and more green spaces to walk along the canals.

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