There’re many places in my neighborhood which I haven’t explored fully yet because I work in Tokyo on weekdays.

All of these photos are the places which I can walk to in five minutes.

I feel refreshed by this natural creations because I lived in Tokyo, where I was enable to see mmny natural things, during my childhood.
I guess that people who have lived here for many years take it for granted.

This is the forest for the citizens. I feel that this place is gloomy and I can’t walk there easily.
However, if this forest could be improved a little, we could walk through the trees with a good walkway.
Even now day care children often go to this forest to play.

This is the land which the Saitama prefectural government hasn’t used yet.
I wish that they would turn this large place into a wonderful park.

This is a tea plantation.
I can find some tea plantations in my neighborhood.
These plantations grow green tea that is sold as a local green tea.
For example if the leaves of tea are from Sayama, this tea is called “Sayama tea”.
We can buy a bag of green tea from five hundred to two thousand Japanese yen per hundred gram.
In particular, during the winter season, I drink green tea almost every day.

I’d like to find other unknown things in my neighborhood by bicycle and on foot.

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing.

16 thoughts on “Neighborhood”

  1. oooh, the tea bushes are so sculptured and beautiful! how great to drink tea from your neighborhood. i really love the entry to the forest. mysterious!

    1. Yes, I think very nice. It takes two hours to commute to work.
      During the winter season, it is dark when I leave my home!
      So I enjoy my neighborhood on weekends.

  2. Great photos! I wish I could grow tea–I, too, drink green tea every day. Forests can be a bit spooky and it’s easy to get turned around in the woods if you don’t have a path. However, I love walking in the woods–especially in the winter. (Too many bugs in the summer!)

    1. Thanks much.That’s good you drink green tea.
      Certainly, we need bug spray in the summer but I also like a cool forest in the summer.

  3. What a lovely neighborhood… I love the tea plantings, they look like green rolls of bread. šŸ™‚ The forest looked intriguing but since you said it is gloomy, I wonder why? I enjoyed the walk though parts of your neighborhood. šŸ™‚

    1. Sometimes I’m afraid a forest because I am not very used to natural forest.
      When I’m used to a forest, I can enjoy in a heartfelt way.

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