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Yokojukkengawa Riverside Park is long, extending north-south between the Tozai and Toei Shinjuku subway lines.
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This end of the park not far from Toyocho Station is like an oasis for seasonal flowers. During lunch time, the benches are filled with company workers having lunch.
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Cherry blossoms in late March to early April.
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One entrance to Yokojukkengawa Park.
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Azaleas bloom in late April-early May.
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In June, irises bloom.
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This part of the park is very pleasant with irises in June.
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Yoko-Jukkengawa River has a volunteer group offering rides on Japanese wasen boats once a week.
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Wasen boat dock on Yoko-Jukkengawa River. They are here on Wednesdays from March to Nov. and on Sundays from Dec. to Feb. Operates from 10 am to 2:15 pm.
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Wearing a life vest is required.
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The volunteer group operating the boats is called Wasen Tomo-no-Kai (和船友の会).
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I thought, why not? So I proceeded to wait for a boat in no time.
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Wasen Japanese-style wooden boat.
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The boat ride is about 20-min. long. They paddle down the river and back.
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Boat paddler/pilot.
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Also a woman boat pilot. Had a nice talk with her. Nearest station is Sumiyoshi Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line. For more info, see the Website.
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Tokyo bus with Koto Ward motif.
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On weekends, swan boats and rowboats can be rented. The building in the background is Sports Kaikan, a gym and indoor pool.
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Yokojukken River intersects with Onagi River here. A four-way "clover bridge" for pedestrians make it very convenient.
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Onagigawa Clover Bridge
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Walk further north and you will reach Sarue Onshi Park.
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Rowers also practice on this part of the river.
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This is one end of Sendaibori Park, also running along along a river. It also intersects with Yokojukken River.
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Sendaibori Park is noted for cherry blossoms in late March to early April.
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Sendaibori cherry blossoms. This part of the park runs west to east.
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Sendaibori, Koto-ku, Tokyo. Mother and child statue.
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Sendaibori Park makes the 90-degree turn northward. This section has the official trees of all 47 prefectures.
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About the former Oishi family home.
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The park also has Koto Ward's oldest house, the former Oishi family home built over 160 years ago in the late Edo Period. 旧大石家住宅
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The former Oishi family home is open 10 am–4 pm on weekends and national holidays only. Free admission. Moved here in 1996.
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You can see a good example of Meiji Era household items in the house.
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Fish pond open in summer and winter.
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Another entrance to Sendaibori Park from Kasaibashi-dori road.
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Sculpure at Sendaibori Park, Koto-ku. Tokyo
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Sendaibori Park from Kasaibashi road is another prime section of cherry blossoms.
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Hanami flower viewing is popular among the locals.
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In the evening, paper lanterns light up the flowers.
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Ario Kita-suna Mall in spring with wisteria hanging over parked bicycles.
 
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