Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Hot August Day in Harajuku, the Yamanote Line, and Shinjuku"

Starting at Harajuku Station, I walk around in Harajuku for a while - including on Takeshita-Dori, Meiji-Dori, and Omotesando - as well as leaving the main streets and exploring some of the side streets.  Among the side streets, I take a 360-degree look around the area from a rooftop.  Returning to Harajuku Station, I watch through the front cab as the Yamanote Line takes me to Yoyogi and Shinjuku, where I get off and walk around a little (mostly in Nishi-Shinjuku) before getting on a Chuo Line train via the South Entrance to Shinjuku Station.

"Harajuku Station View as Yamanote Line Train Arrives" (100827Fr-1407)

Watching a Yamanote Line train arrive at Harajuku Station and then heading for the stairs.

原宿駅ホーム様子、山手線が到着、階段に向かう  東京

"Exiting Harajuku Station in August" (100827Fr-1408)

Exiting Harajuku Station to begin a stroll around the area.

原宿駅から散歩出発  東京

"Harajuku - Walking Towards Takeshita-Dori" (100827Fr-1410)

Walking towards the entrance to Takeshita-Dori in Harajuku.

原宿 - 竹下通りに向かう  東京

"Harajuku - Crossing Meiji-Dori and Heading into a Side Street" (100827Fr-1419)

Harajuku - After crossing Meiji-Dori, I head down a side street.

原宿 - 明治通りから横道に入る  東京

"Harajuku - Meiji-Dori Stroll" (100827Fr-1423)

Harajuku - Walking along Meiji-Dori - with everyone in their summer clothes.

原宿 - 明治通り散歩  東京

"Harajuku - End of August" (100827Fr-1425)

Harajuku - People lazily walking around in the August heat.

原宿 - 明治通り - 八月の末  東京

"Harajuku - Meiji-Dori and Omotesando Intersection" (100827Fr-1427)

Harajuku - Looking around and then crossing Omotesando where it crosses Meiji-Dori.

原宿 - 八月の末の明治通りと表参道の交差点  東京

"Harajuku Omotesando Stroll - Heading Towards Harajuku Station" (100827Fr-1430)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7qBzuBdjwA

Walking up Omotesando, beneath its large trees, towards Harajuku Station.

原宿表参道散歩 - 原宿駅に向かう  東京

"Harajuku Omotesando Stroll - Street Drummer" (100827Fr-1431)

Harajuku - Walking along Omotesando, passing a street drummer along the way.

原宿表参道散歩ストリートドラマー  東京

"Harajuku Side Streets Near Omotesando" (100827Fr-1447)

Turning off from Omotesando and walking into the side streets of Harajuku.

原宿表参道近くの横道  東京

"Harajuku - Side Street Rooftop Views" (100827Fr-1454)

Looking around at the surrounding area from a rooftop in Harajuku.

原宿横道の屋上ビュー  東京

"Harajuku Back Streets" (100827Fr-1506)

Walking around on some Harajuku Back Streets.

原宿の横道  東京

"Harajuku Takeshita-Dori Stroll - 3:00 p.m." (100827Fr-1507)

Walking towards Harajuku Station on Takeshita-Dori at around 3:00 p.m. on a hot August day.

原宿竹下通り散歩 - 午後三時  東京

"Yamanote Line - Arrival of Shibuya/Shinagawa-Bound Train" (100827Fr-1515)

Watching Yamanote Line trains come and go at Harajuku Station, and then climbing on one bound for Shinjuku/Ikebukuro.

原宿駅で山手線の電車が遣って来ると出発  東京

"Harajuku to Yoyogi - Yamanote Front Cab View" (100827Fr-1517)

Looking out the front cab window of a Yamanote Line train as it goes from Harajuku to Yoyogi.

山手線 - 原宿駅から代々木駅までの運転手席ビュー  東京

"Yoyogi to Shinjuku, and Shinjuku Platform Walk" (100827Fr-1519)

Yamanote Line front cab view from Yoyogi to Shinjuku, and then a walk down the platform at Shinjuku Station.

山手線 - 代々木駅から、新宿駅までの運転手席ビュー、と新宿駅のホーム散歩  東京

"Nishi-Shinjuku - Street in Front of Yodobashi Camera" (100827Fr-1608)

The street in front of Yodobashi Camera - which is wet not due to rain, but in order to take some of the heat off of it I think....

西新宿のヨドバシカメラ前  東京

"Shinjuku - Free Gum Sample" (100827Fr-1610)

Shinjuku - Receiving a free sample of a new type of gum.

新宿の無料ガムサンプル  東京

"Shinjuku - Walking Uphill Towards the South Exit" (100827Fr-1611)

Walking towards the south entrance to Shinjuku Station.

新宿駅南口に向かう  東京

"Entering Shinjuku Station South Entrance" (100827Fr-1613)

After entering Shinjuku Station through the south entrance, I head down a flight of stairs to the outbound Chuo Line platform.

新宿駅南口に入って、中央線に向かう  東京

"Shinjuku - Outbound Chuo Line Arrival" (100827Fr-1616)

Watching an outbound Chuo Line train come in at Shinjuku Station, and then boarding it.

新宿駅で、下り中央線電車を乗る  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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