Cycle Tokyo

My Mini Cycling Experience in Tokyo - Mostly Inside of Circle Yamanote

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge is 1.6 km long, double decks and connect Tokyo bays. Unfortunately, they don't let me cycle on the bridge, and I would have to leave my bike. I haven't walked across the Bridge before and today is the day to do it!  I started walking North bound of the bridge from Shibaura to Daiba.

Tokyo tower on the other side of the bay.

This is Daiba side.  I walked 1.6 km, and now I would have to walk back the other 1.6 km to Shibaura. I am going to walk back on the South bound of the bridge for different view.

Train runs in the middle of the bridge.

This is the end of my journey.  I had returned to Shibaura side. I will ride my bike home.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tokyo Tower and Around

It was nice sunny day and I decided to ride around Tokyo Tower. 
Zojoji is right next to Tokyo Tower. 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

Yoyogi park is OK, too

Kanda-gawa river is beautiful with cherry blossoms!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Not cycling much and you see why!

I am not cycling much these days and not updating my blog. If you see this picture, you can see why I am not riding! It usually doesn't slow much in Tokyo, but this year, it has snowed at least three times. Looks like it's going to snow again this afternoon.

I still ride between bad weather. This was the picture from our ride to Haneda Airport two weeks ago.

On my way back from Haneda Airport, I saw cherry blossom trees right by the Imperial Palace. It will be spring in Tokyo soon -- I hope ;-)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bike to National Museum of Modern Art -- Jan 23, 2010

I bike through Kitanomaru Park to meet my friends at National Museum of Moder Art.

The exhibit we saw was William Kentridge.

Kamakura Enoshima Bike Ride - Jan 10th, 2010

I joined this bike ride at Yumigahama Beach because I didn't want to ride ups an downs of Kamakura hills. One of my new year's resolutions is to get in shape so I can do hills.

Enoshima lighthouse and Enoshima Island from the distance.

Enoshima Yacht Harbor. One of the oldest Yacht Harbors in greater Tokyo area.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year Greeting by Japanese Emperor - Jan 2nd, 2010

These are not my best photos, but I tried to take pictures of imperial family waving from the bullet proof windows. You can sort of see 6 people standing: they are Emperor, Empress, Crown Prince, Crown Princess, Second Prince and Second Princess.

We are exiting from the Imperial Palace.

We stopped by Yushima Tenjin Shrine to pray for good luck in 2010. This is the year of tiger, and Hello Kitty seems pretty popular posing as a tiger.

My friend bought two arrows, and I bought Hello Kitty lucky charm for 500 Yen. Hope it works!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Holiday Greetings from Digital Tokyo

Tokyo has many beautiful Christmas decorations, but the best one is at the Tokyo Dome. I am lucky that I live only walking distance from there. Happy Holidays to all of you and enjoy digital Tokyo. They are all taken around the Tokyo Dome.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fall in Kyoto is so Beautiful!

"Cycle Tokyo" supposed to be the blog about Tokyo, but why not post some photos from Kyoto. This is the pagoda in Shinnyo-do Temple.

More pictures of Shinnyo-do Temple. A taxi driver has told us that the Temple has the prettiest garden, and he was right. I spent over 20 years in one season weather in Southern California, and it's nice to have four seasons although I really hate cold weather.

Arashiyama and Togetsukyo Bridge. Very popular place and lot of people! The Riki-sha drivers take you anywhere in the area, but we just walked.

Tenryuji Temple. The contrast between red maple trees and green bamboos was so beautiful!

Okochi-sanso. Mr. Okochi was a famous samurai movie star, and the house we visited was his second home where he had stayed when he was filming in Kyoto.

Imperial Palace in Kyoto. The Emperor used to live in Kyoto before the capital of Japan was moved to Tokyo. I like visiting Emperor's property because it's always free and very well maintained.