Walkable City – Jiyugaoka (自由が丘)

  Jiyugaoka is one of five major town centers in Tokyo’s Meguro ward (目黒区), which is one of the city’s most densely populated wards, with 49,000 people per square mile. The two train stations which intersect here boast combined daily boardings of approximately 150,000 passengers (CBRE data). This commercial nucleus features a tremendous number of storefronts, all within a 6 minute walk of Jiyugaoka Station:     … Continue reading Walkable City – Jiyugaoka (自由が丘)

Kyoto Photo Tour: Shopping Arcades – 商店街

Kyoto has a cluster of three arcades.  The longest is the Teramachi Arcade, which runs parallel to the Shinkyogoku Arcade, and orthogonal to the relatively short Cupola Sanjo Arcade. East end of Cupola Sanjo: North end of Teramachi Arcade (looking south): North end of Teramachi Arcade – just inside: . South end of Teramachi Arcade (looking north): South end of Shinkyogoku Arcade (looking north, with … Continue reading Kyoto Photo Tour: Shopping Arcades – 商店街