Sunday, December 3, 2017

A Walk around Arisugawanomiya Memorial Park / 有栖川宮記念公園の散歩

After parting ways with our friends Yamakawa-san and Dokken-san, we decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood. There is a very large park here in Hiroo called Arisugawa no Miya Memorial Park which we have never explored. We decided we would walk around there first.

アラブ料理を食べたあと、友達と別れ、私たちはまだ暇があったもんで広尾の周辺に散歩開始。近くに有栖川宮記念公園もあって、一度も行ったことないため、最初はその公園を探索することにした。


Origins and Special Features of the Park / 公園の由来と歴史


Map of the park / 公園の案内地図


Its too early for the autumn foliage but still a beautiful park to wander around in.

まだ紅葉には早いですが、自然豊かで散歩には最高。














Enjoying our free time before our move to Aomori.

青森に引っ越す前の自由時間を堪能してます。






Statue of Newspaper Delivery Boy / 新聞少年の像


I will translate the sign as best I can: I am a newspaper delivery boy. If I shake slightly, you can smell the newspaper ink. I importantly hold the papers when running as a marathon runner would do. Yes, I am a happy newspaper delivery boy.




Statue of Arisugawa Taruhito Shinnou / 有栖川熾仁親王の銅像


Prince Arisugawa Taruhito / 有栖川熾仁親王










"The Boy who Whistles" / 「笛ふき少年」








Men fishing on the pond / 池で釣りしてる男たち


Park resident / 公園の住民


Taking a peak into National Azuba Market. A supermarket that caters to the foreign crowd.

ナショナル・麻布・マーケットにちょっと探索。








We decided to walk back to Shibuya from Hiroo hoping to discover something new. As luck would have it, we came across a temple that we haven't visited yet. It was called Choukokuji Temple and houses a large Kannon statue in one of its buildings.

広尾から渋谷方面に歩きだし、なんか新し発見に出会わないかと期待したら、行ったことないお寺を発見。長谷寺(ちょうこくじ)というところがあって、もちろん探索しました。


Entrance to Choukokuji Temple / 長谷寺の入口


Hand purification basin / 手水舎






Temple Bell / お寺の鐘










Kannon Statue / 11面観世音菩薩像










Beautiful Japanese garden.

綺麗な日本庭園。








Choukokuji Temple Seal / 長谷寺の御朱印




Tree bearing fruit.

An orange tree.


Konno Hachimangu Shrine in Shibuya / 渋谷にある金王八幡宮




Hondo / 本堂






Last Stone of the Shibuya Fortress / 澁谷城 砦の石



There is a small museum at Konno Hachimangu Shrine which you can enjoy free of charge.

金王八幡宮に小さな博物館もあり、無料で楽しめる。











Tamatsukuri Inari Shrine / 玉造稲荷神社


Toyosaka Inari Shrine / 豊奘稲荷神社





And so ended our day's adventure. After dropping by the shrines in Shibuya, we went home and called it a day.

渋谷の神社を探索したあと、家に帰り、今日の冒険が終了しました。