21 October, 2015

Our "rivers"

We live close to two "rivers". They are highly cemented waterways (just the banks, the bottom of the rivers appear natural in most places). These banks prevent erosion but especially floods. 
The great thing about the waterways is that you can ride or walk or job along the riverside paths, and therefore avoid lots of traffic lights not to mention breathing in less traffic fumes.  When riding you do have to keep your bike bell handy to warn groups of people who are taking up the whole path that you want to come through.

This is a map of the part of Tokyo where we live. Our house is a little to the right of the centre of the photo. You can see that we're quite close to two "rivers". Not unadulterated nature, but lovely little strips of green nonetheless.


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