Last article, I introduced Yuhi-no-oka, Sakuragaoka Park.
Sakuragaoka Park is a little far from Seisekisakuragaoka Station.
In that article, I wrote it is better to use bus.
But actually I walked to park.
In the way to Sakuragaoka Park, I found beautiful and interesting places.
So I’ll introduce them in this article.
Outside of station, there are post and map.
This post is “Post of springtime of life”.
People can post a letter written about their dream.
This is not real post. So letters are not delivered.
Letters are preserved.
Close up of map.
Now I’m center below.
My first purpose is to go “Rotary”(Right top).
On the way to Rotary, I introduce some places.
So I marked and added English title.
Seisekisakuragaoka is model of ‘s animation movie “Whisper of the Heart” directed by Yoshifumi Kondo in 1995.
It is based on the same title manga written by Aoi Hiiragi in 1989.
So if you watch it you can find similar places in movie.
Let’s start walking along the road.
Around the station there were colorful manholes.
Tama River and salmon. But I have never hard about salmon in Tama River.
This is view from Irohaizaka Sakura Park. Panorama photo. But I couldn’t stitch well.
Seisekisakuragaoka Station is right on photo. Electric line is in front. So this is not good scenery.
In spring, here is full of Sakura(cherry blossom).
Irohazaka is famous for Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. There are many steep curved slopes.
So steep curved slope is also called as “Irohazaka” in other places Japan.
Iroha is an order of Japanese Hiragana letter. There are 47 or 48 letters.
Nowadays aiueo…order is used in Japanese educational scene.
Iroha was often used until end of Edo period(1601-1867). First appearance in document is 1079.
In addition to studying letters, Iroha was used as numbering or classification like alphabet.
Irohazaka in Nikko has 48 curves. To count number curves were named “i” “ro” “ha”…
Here are 3 curves at Seisekisakuragaoka’s Irohazaka.
Iroha has also poetic meaning.
More information below. *I referred Japanese Wikipedia. It is a little different from English version.
Wikipedia Iroha (English)
Here is residential area. Here is blank in map.
But here can enjoy refreshing view.
Beautiful flower. I don’t know this flower’s name.
I took this photo close to flower and ground. Then I found a sign “Please bring back poops of pets”. I heartily agree!
Here is rotary(roundabout). Here is only one roundabout type crossing in Tokyo. So I wanted to take photos of here.
Cars go round just like clock.
After rotary, I walked to Sakuragaoka Park.
Near Sakuragaoka Park, I found Acorns on the ground.
They looked like put on hat.
After shooting Sakuragaoka Park, I returned to Seisekisakuragaoka Station on foot by other route.
Maybe bus’s route.
On the way to Seisekisakuragaoka Station.
Near Renkojisakaue crossing. Bus for Seisekisakuragaoka Station was passing. Here is next to Sakuragaoka Park.
Mukainooka Ohashi Bridge. View from pedestrian bridge.
Kawasakikaido street(front) is crossing Kamakurakaido street on back of this photo.
Both streets have heavy traffic!
Before get on train, I back to places where I took photo during daytime.
Irohazaka Sakura Park at night. Because I was so tired, I couldn’t try panorama photo.
Irohazaka at night. Beautiful light track.
Rotary. Here was difficult. More broad angle lens is needed.
Residential area at night.
Here was so beautiful! I felt beauty of lights of daily life.
Going home. There will be warm house and family.
Do you becme want to walk around Seisekisakuragaoka?
It’s a little hard, but there will be beautiful places to take photos.
This area is mainly residential area.
So please don’t disturb resident.
Nearest Station: Seiseki Sakuragaoka Station / Keio Line
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