日本での一年間

January 26, 2011

Yamanote Line Project (Part 29) – Kanda Station

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

This is it folks. We are finally at the last stop of our tour of the Yamanote Line in Tokyo. It was a nice trip but it had to end sometime. While it has taken us…let’s say 29 days….to come to the end (in reality my posts were spread out over a much longer period…), in reality it would take only one hour to go around the entire Yamanote line. Trains come every 2 minutes and run every day of the year.

Today we find ourselves in Kanda. Kanda was once known for being the location of most of Tokyo’s book publishers. And you still see a lot of bookstores, especially second hand stores, when you walk around Kanda.

kanda

Kanda station sign

stores

A shopping street next to Kanda station's West exit.

cigs

Why is this little girl looking at the cigarettes?? The randsel satchel on her back makes it obvious that she's still in elementary school! By the way, those bags can cost over $300! That's a lot of cash top put down for something you know your kid will only use for a few years!

hole in the wall

A little hole in the wall restaurant attached to the station.

intersection

Kanda intersection

newsstand

Kanda newsstand. I would have gotten a paper, but the owner looked too busy reading.

bookstore

Kanda bookstore, right near the station.

Well, the Yamanote tour is over. If you want to go back and relive the great memories, all the old posts are still up on the blog.

We started in Shinjuku, then went clockwise to Shinokubo, Takadanobaba, Mejiro, Ikebukuru, Otsuka, Sugamo, Kamagome, Tabata, Nishi-Nippori, Nippori, Uguisudani, Ueno, Okachimachi and Akihabara. 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, Yurakucho, Tokyo, and finally ended up in Kanda. Pheww. I’m tired from all this travel. I’m going to go take a nap.

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2 Comments »

  1. Yay, the Yamanote Line project is complete! Banzaaai! \(^.^)/
    Which is your favorite station?

    Comment by reccaphoenix — January 30, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    • Yay! It took a few years, but I finally finished what I started. XD
      My favorite station??? I have no idea! I guess I could pick my favorite place to go or the one that photographed the best. I don’t know…need to think about it. Did you have a favorite?

      Comment by myyearinjapan — January 31, 2011 @ 11:40 pm


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