Cities in general aren’t the most scenic places on earth, but occasionally you find a spot that is nice enough to make you stop and take a gander. This spot near my house is such a place.
Alongside the river is an area called “Nakanoshima” and it’s basically a small, man-made island in the middle of the city; an oasis if you will. It has a couple of riverside cafes and a nice park. It’s one of my favorite things about living where I do. If I ever get bored, I can take a book down there and relax a bit. A few days a week, this park is also part of my morning run (I will be starting one of those runs in about ten minutes).