(6) Provisional spaces in Tokyo

There are a number of provisional spaces in the Tokyo metro area that feel at-odds with its generally modern design. These are spaces that feel temporary and unpolished.

(1) That tunnel near Shinagawa where you have to duck

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(2) An underpass near Senzokuike station (map)

Known as 東京一低いガード下. See post: Breaking the law to mail a letter, or, Being a pedestrian in America and abroad

senzokuike-station-underpass-trail-people

(3) Public toilets – open to the world

Public toilets in parks and other spaces are shockingly open to the world. I often feel like I’m doing something wrong when I used an outdoor public restroom. For more examples, see Public toilets in Tokyo.

(3) Ichikawa, Chiba walkway (map)

On a long, rambling walk I was surprised that this bridge showed up as the suggested route on Google Maps. I followed it, of course.

(4) Tiny boat that ferries golfers across the Tamagawa river

See post: (a picture’s worth a thousand words) 百聞は一見に如かず – a Kawasaki sanpo

(5) Path in Kawasaki hills

Near Kuji, Takatsu-ku, Kanagawa.

(6) Floodplains as parks

Baseball in Shibamata Park 柴又公園, on the banks of the Edogawa river, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo. See post: Tokyo day trip: riding into Shibamata on Tora-san’s coat-tails

The wonderful river and park just outside Futako-Tamagawa station:

(7) Path in Kawasaki going under the bridge: Nikaryou yousui canal 二ヶ領用水 (にかりょうようすい)

(8) Narrow and low bridge underpass near Katsutadai Station 勝田台駅, in Chiba (map)

See post: Rampage Swamp and the River of Flowers 花見川とあばれ沼

(9) Underpass in Hatanodai (map)

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