Archive: December 2016

Sunrise over Tama Lake

Experiencing Sayama Hills at Dawn One nice thing about living in burbs of western Tokyo is Tama Lake and the surrounding 3,500 ha Sayama Hills. In fact, for nature starved Tokyoites it’s probably largest recreation area within 30 km (18.5 mi.) of...

Mount Takao: A Summit Bereft of Visitors

Early Morning Summit Assault on Tokyo’s Finest Even in shoddy weather Mount Takao sees a hefty share of day-trippers while on good days the summit can get so jam packed as to make you wish you hadn’t bothered. Today’s mission was to find out...

Former Hitachi Aircraft Tachikawa Factory Substation

A Building Resolute with the Passing of Time A derelict 1930s electrical substation resting blissfully in the middle of a suburban park isn’t something that you would normally expect to find; less one ravished by gunfire from the Second World War...

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