Monday, August 25, 2014

A Walk around the Todoroki Valley (Part 2 / 等々力渓谷の散歩 (パート2)

There is a long stairway from the valley that leads up to the Todoroki Fudoson which is the next area of interest we went to.


Temizuya / 手水舎
Todoroki Fudoson / 等々力不動尊
Entrance to a garden / 等々力渓谷にある庭園の入口

We also checked out a historic site called the Noge Otsuka Kofun.

We ended our walk by stopping at a little cafe, one of the few places which has Todoroki Beer on their menu.  And we just ate and drank and talked and talked.  A very enjoyable Saturday afternoon.

Todoroki Valley Beer / 等々力渓谷ビール
Snacks with beer / 地ビールと共に
And dessert / とデザート
Although we talked about planning another walkabout, it hasn't come to fruition yet.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Walk around the Todoroki Valley (Part 1) / 等々力渓谷の散歩 (パート1)

I had meant to write this post a little over a year ago.  Last May, as I retired from my employer of 20 some odd years and started at a new place, I made quick friends with my new co-workers and we made a plan to walk around the Todoroki Valley on a Saturday. 


Todoroki Station / 等々力駅
Suzuki Family Warehouse
I think I met up with my co-worker around 11am for a walk.  And we headed off to the valley.

Yes, I have written about this valley before.  My mother read my blog and when she found herself in Japan on her own (without the family), this was one of the places in Tokyo she wanted to check out.
An old burial site / 昔のお墓
The actual burial site / 本物の墓
Our walk will continue...