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Skies Over Yuigahama Beach

Posted in Places by tokyobling on May 1, 2012

A mere hour on train from inner city Tokyo (population 12.5 million) is the wonderful Yuigahama beach. It always amazes me that there can be such a beach so close to such a huge city without it being absolutely packed every day, all day. Where I come from we have a lazy miniature river flowing through the city and it’s lined with people and dogs and kids just looking at the water. When it’s not covered in ice that is. I took these photos of a nearly deserted Yuigahama beach yesterday, a public holiday. I wonder what everyone was doing? There’s several ways to get here from Tokyo, but most of them involves the Yokosuka line or the Tokaido line and then a bus, taxi or good walking shoes. Or you can rent a bicycle near by Kamakura station. The beach is cleaned regularly during the season but there’s still a bit of garbage lying around so I usually bring a bag and just pick stuff off the beach as I go along. If everyone picked half a kilo of garbage off the beach it would be spotless within a couple of days!

The heat has come back to Tokyo and these last few days have been almost sticky. Wonderful weather after this long winter we’ve had. I took these with my 17-35mm wide angle zoom. No filter. Enjoy!




Random Photo – Clouds

Posted in Places by tokyobling on December 9, 2011

Please forgive me for my totally random photo of today, it’s Friday and I’m really looking forward to a quiet weekend. I saw this pretty photogenic cloud while walking in Yokohama a couple of months ago. Isn’t it gorgeous, the sun just peeking out? Have a great weekend everyone!

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