Tokyobling's Blog

RC Ships in Shakujikouen

Posted in Places by tokyobling on August 2, 2014

Tokyo is a big city and there is every chance that any hobby, no matter how small or peculiar it would be in any other city on Earth, has at least enough followers to be able to form a club. While walking through Tokyo’s northern Shakujikoen a couple of months ago I saw these remote controlled model boat enthusiast out in force. I didn’t have time to stop and chat with them but it looked fun and there were plenty of people gathering around to just watch the little boats careen up and down the pond not far from the actual boats with people in them!

I especially liked the little scale model of the wooden ship and the bigger model of the famous battle cruiser Musashi. Although I prefer to be in the boats myself, it looked like a lot of fun to play with. There are also plenty of RC Airplanes and drones around here in Tokyo but naturally they prefer to fly their models in more secluded places where crashes are less likely to cause property damage.








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  1. Anthony said, on March 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    One of the things I admire about Japan is the way it lets people really embrace their hobbies.


    • tokyobling said, on May 19, 2015 at 2:24 am

      Absolutely! It is surely one of the best countries in the world in this aspect…!


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