|Yamato delivery bike. You can see the yellow sticker with the cat silhouette logo on the rear case.|
|Tunnel looked kind of spooky|
It was a lot more quiet this time around, but there were still a few people out and about sweeping sidewalks, jogging, and riding bikes.
|I love these boxy old cars.|
There's a nice, old school convenience store along the way. They sell snacks, candy, and a couple of basic grocery items. The store is run by an elderly couple. I think they live inside, since right behind the register, there's a sliding door which opens onto a sitting area. The elderly gentleman added up my purchase, and his wife, who was sitting in the living room, reached over and handed me my change. I thought that was pretty cool.
|This large place sits beside the western river bank. I imagine much of the area featured stand alone houses like this just a few decades ago.|
|There are plenty of signs admonishing folks to watch over their dogs!|
|Bike parking lots like this are all over Tokyo. Some of them (like the one near Nakano station) are massive, holding many hundreds of bikes.|
|The reeds, which you can barely make out here, were softly whistling in the chilly night winds.|
|I could hear lots of cheering from this place. Maybe a soccer match?|
|Up ahead is the bridge you cross to reach Aoto.|