We took a trip to the mountains during the 10 day Golden Week.
We took the Shin-Shonan bypass to the Ken-O highway and got off at Akiruno, about 1 hour from Shonan
From Akiruno we went to Okutama in western Tokyo. Okutama is much different from Tokyo city, it is a beautiful mountainous area.
From Okutama we went to Yamanashi and stopped at the Doshi rest area (Michi-no-Eki).
There were many bikes at the Doshi rest area.
The Doshi river runs next to the Doshi rest area. The Doshi river is a tributary (支流) of the Sagami river.
The Popular Hamburger Shop Shake Shack Has Opened at Terrace Mall
Shake Shack Is a Little Expensive But The Burgers Are Delicious
The Inside Of The Shop Has a Cool, Modern Design
The Friendly Staff Will Give You a Pager And Call You When Your Order is Ready
The Burgers Come On a Small, Metal Tray
The Burgers Are Not So Big But They Have Lots Of Vegetables And a Big Beef Patty
Shake Shack Also Serves Craft Beer
Stop By Shake Shack The Next Time You Go To Terrace Mall For a Good Hamburger At This Trendy Shop That Got It’s Start in New York City
We went on a cherry blossom viewing tour of Shonan last Sunday, April 1st
We went to the Hanamizu river in Hiratsuka first where the cherry blossoms line the side of the river
Visitors can walk underneath the cherry blossom trees beside the river
Cars can drive next to the cherry blossom trees on the road beside the river
Next we went to Isseyama in Fujisawa, near Fujisawa Honmachi Station
The cheery blossom trees at the bottom of the steps leading up to the park are very old
Isseyama is a quiet place to enjoy cherry blossoms that is not crowded
We finished our Shonan cherry blossom viewing tour at Meoto pond in Kamakurayama
It was a little late for the cherry blossoms at Meoto pond and many petals had fallen off but it was still beautiful
Meoto pond is a wonderful place to take a hike
The Asahi Newspaper reported today that the station building at Katase-Enoshima station on the Odakyu line will be rebuilt.
Construction to replace the current station building, built in 1929, will start in February. The new station will be built in the ryugujo style and is scheduled for completion before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Drawing of new station building planned for Katase-Enoshima
There are some changes to the street in front of the train crossing at Kamakurakokomae.
The street to the north and the south of the crossing is wider.
The stairs to the beach across from the crossing are blocked.
They are building a new wall along the beach in front of Kamakurakokomae.
Many tourists come to the train crossing at Kamakurakokomae to take pictures.
Shonan Open Was Held in Kugenuma on July 15, 16 and 17
There was a Skateboard School for Kids
Cool Food Trucks Sold Many Kinds of Food
Team G-Shock Including a Dancer, Two BMX Riders and a Freestyle Footballer Performed
Def Tech Took the Stage at 4:45pm on Sunday
Micro of Def Tech
Shen of Def Tech
BMX Riders Joined Def Tech on Stage
Def Tech Played Their Hit Song “My Way”
The Cherry Blossoms in Shonan Were Beautiful This Year
These Cherry Blossom are at the Popular Restaurant Kurumaya in Fujisawa
Kurumaya is an Upscale Japanese Restaurant with a Beautiful Entrance