A lovely photowalk in a leafy oasis of town that doesn’t feel like Tokyo at all.
The Todoroki Ravine is a lovely little section of suburban Tokyo that doesn’t feel like Tokyo at all. Once down in this leafy incision in the quiet corner of Setagaya-ku, it is easy to forget that just a matter of a mile or so away you have busy expressways and all the other bustle that is characteristic of Japan’s capital.
Here’s a couple of shots I posted to Flickr this week, from my recent walk in Todoroki. The first one was shot on the Thursday walk I did with students:
Here’s a slideshow from Joanna’s shots of Todoroki, which she took on the walk we did there on Thursday. Some great shots, Jo. Well done!
And here’s one of Sarah’s shots. Great work, the pair of you ladies!
We started our walk at Todoroki Station, which is on the Oimachi Line just a stop or two from Futako-tamagawa. From the station it’s a short walk to the ravine itself and the whole length of the valley is a little over a mile. We took our time with that mile though, as apart from some lovely trees, a stream and nature… there are a few cool little shrines and such-like.
Here’s a gallery of shots made with my iPhone as I did the walk on my own the week before we did it with students.