My Tokyo Neighborhood's Neighbor: Koishikawa

shawn

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Koishikawa is next to Nishikata to the west, and like Nishikata it's built on and around a steep hill. There's a valley between the two acting as the border: Hakusan-dori (Hakusan Avenue) is this border.

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Hakusan-dori

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Hakusan-dori looking north

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Hakusan-dori looking south towards Tokyo Dome City

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Part Two to follow...
 

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View from the top of the hill, looking west again

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People love to dress up what little public-facing space their properties have

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The Cigarette Cops will bust you, I see it happen all the time!

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The first three photos are more like the vision I have of Tokyo. Great shots!!!! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us.
 

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I'm ready to move. Too bad I don't speak Japanese.
 

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I LOVE these photosets. Thanks for sharing!
 

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I'm ready to move. Too bad I don't speak Japanese.
Same. I often wonder how difficult it would be to live there without any prior exposure to the language. I imagine in the major cities, English might actually be enough to get by on?
 

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Same. I often wonder how difficult it would be to live there without any prior exposure to the language. I imagine in the major cities, English might actually be enough to get by on?
Probably, but you're never gonna really fit in until you learn the language (not the Japanese are super well known for letting foreigners fit in regardless)
 

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