|March 2012 (35.693 Degrees, 139.848 Degrees) Kyu Nakagawa|
Masa-san who runs Paddlefreaks always takes a photo of me before we set out. He has the art of running an urban adventure company down to a science. All of his equipment fits on a dolly that he wheels to the nearest subway station. It doesn't matter if we paddle in a circle or just go downstream. In Tokyo there is always a subway station nearby.
Not only is Japan a very wet country but many portions of Tokyo are below sea level. All of the rivers and canals serve a single purpose, to drain the city before flooding can occur.
May 25th blog). North of that is a circular walkway that crosses the canal on the Sakura and Momiji Bridges. The boat launch is just north of the circular walkway. North of the boat launch are the five bridges that you can see behind me. The left and right Sakai Bridges are hard to see in the Google Earth photo because the Metropolitan Expressway Bridge (Route 7) is over it. Just north of that is the blue steel Kameko Bridge. I'm not sure what the name of the wide, three span bridge is just behind me. We'll get a closer look at all the bridges once we put the canoe in the water.
Tokyo, Japan's Bridges: Bridges over the Kyu Nakagawa in Koto Ward by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.