日本での一年間

January 9, 2011

Yamanote Line Project (Part 16) - Yoyogi Station

Filed under: Domestic, Tokyo places, Trips, Yamanote-Sen — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 12:01 am

It’s been a while. My last stop on the Yamanote line was Akihabara station, which I wrote about in December of 2008. During that sweep of the top half of the Yamanote line, I started at Shinjuku station, and went clockwise, visiting Shinokubo, Takadanobaba, Mejiro, Ikebukuro, Otsuka, Sugamo, Komagome, Tabata, Nishinippori, Nippori, Uguisudani, Ueno, Okachimachi, and Akihabara. This time I started from the Shinjuku again, but headed in the other direction. I stopped at every station on the bottom half of the line, going counter clockwise through Yoyogi, Harajuku, Shibuya, Ebisu, Meguro, Gotanda, Osaki, Shinagawa, Tamachi, Hamamatsucho, Shinbashi, Yurakucho, Tokyo station, and Kanda. So today begins the second half of my Yamanote project with Yoyogi station.

Yoyogi Station

Sign for Yoyogi station.

bikes

Rent-a-cyle? Nope, this is paid bike parking.

tree and building

A thin tree in front of a thin building.

Shinjuku

That's a building in Shinjuku off in the distance. We haven't gone that far. Yoyogi is only one train stop away from Shinjuku. I wonder how long it would take to walk to that building.

neighborhood

I turn down a little side street and instantly feel like I'm in some little neighborhood and forget that I just saw the tall buildings of Shinjuku.

dennys

I had no idea that 7-eleven owns Denny's. I wonder if this is true in the states as well. If anyone is interesting in trying Japanese Denny's out, they're advertising a Japanese style beef stew there. But I need to say that I've heard the Japanese Denny's Grad Slam is more like a foul ball. You've been warned.

train tracks

These train tracks are NOT part of the yamanote line.

waiting

Waiting for the train to pass to cross the tracks.

Santa

Santa says hello! (I took this picture in mid-November, so they did not have their Santa up way after Christmas)

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1 Comment »

  1. […] Later, I finished the other half of the Yamanote line going counter clockwise from Shinjuku to Yoyogi, Harajuku, Shibuya, Ebisu, Meguro, Gotanda, Osaki, Shinagawa, Tamachi, Hamamatsucho, Shinbashi, […]

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