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Old November 14th, 2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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東京 T O K Y O the stunning metropolis - 東京公園 TOKYO PARKS

Although the Japanese capital has certainly less green area per inhabitant than northern European cities, Tokyo has plenty of parks, from historic to brand new ones; small, medium-sized, big; Japanese, English or French style... the choice is yours.

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Let’s begin with Shinjuku gyoen. 58,3 hec. In service since 1903 for the Imperial family, it was opened to the public in 1949.











Shinjuku skyscrapers















Kasairinkai koen, 80 hec. One of the largest and newest parks in Tokyo, located in the very city limits. One of the landmarks of this park is a 117m tall Ferris Wheel, one of world’s tallest. Since it was cloudy I decided not to ride.





It has a beach



Those buildings (hotels) you see belong to Tokyo Disneyland in Chiba prefecture, which is very close to the park.



This lady is a real fan of photography.



One of the features of Kasairinkai koen is bird-spotting; it feels like you’re in a marsh in the middle of nowhere instead of Tokyo



Tokyo Sealife. I didn’t go in.



Back to central Tokyo; Next to Tokyo dome lies the magnificent Koishikawa-Korakuen, 7 hec. XVII century.





That one over there is the Tokyo Dome Hotel (2000. Kenzo Tange, 155m/509ft)





Bunkyo Center (1994. 146m/479ft)












Koishikawa Botanical Garden is maintained by Tokyo University.















Rikugien in Komagome is one of my favs. Another garden designed in the XVII century.























Hibiya koen, 16,2 hec. It was the first western-style park in Tokyo, although these pics are focused on the Japanese garden within the Park (Large parks combine different styles)















I like cats



These carp fish could gulp you down in a single mouthful, kitty! Be careful



“Hey kitty, get closer”





Next.
Rinshinomori koen (12 hec.) was close to the place I was living in early October, so I took a couple of pics.





Now, Gardens & Skyscrapers, what a mix huh. I have already shown most of these below:

Hamarikyu onshi teien, 25 hec & Shiodome skyline. XVII century.









Kyu-shibarikyu onshi teien. 4,3 hec. XVII century.

The 190m Acty Shiodome



World Trade Center (158m/518ft), one of the very first high-rises in Tokyo (1970)



Odaiba





Finally, Meiji shrine is not a park properly speaking, but along with Yoyogi koen probably accounts for the largest green area in central Tokyo.





There are many other remarkable parks in Tokyo like Ueno, Yoyogi, Toshimaen, etc etc. I will show those in a future thread

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Old November 14th, 2004, 08:19 PM   #2
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Very nice pictures. You're posting these at quite an amazing pace!
I look forward to your next picture thread.
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Arff arrff arff I will take a 2-week rest now.
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nice places in a nice country!!

thanks for these gifts!
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The Parks in Tokyo are world class.Something the government in Osaka should start taking into future Planning consideration.Osaka though,due to its longer history and unchecked growth,hasnt allowed any room for open spaces.

Osaka Jo park is the only open space in the center of the city.Before WW2,the park was the last remanents of the original city,dating back to 100 AD.
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