Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Last long distance training in Salinas! before half marathon ;)

4-mile training near my parents' home

Agriculture area with Santa Lucia Mountain Range in the background

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

5-mile training walk @ Chiba New Tokyo Chuo w/ my son and friend Adam

Last long distance training in Japan before my departure

Rice fields in the background with my son and friend Adam

Japanese dolls on the way home

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

6-mile training walk (Koenji->Shinjuku->Shibuya)

Vending machine benefiting Golden Ribbon in support of Child Cancer Survivors

Designer smiles ;)


Vending machines galore!

Shibuya crossing (same location shot for "Lost in Translation" movie)

Arnold in Japan!

Walking back to Shinjuku

Meiji Shrine

Back to Shinjuku

Friday, July 10, 2015

11-mile training walk (Koenji->Shinjuku->Takadanobaba->Ikebukuro->Gokokokuji->Nippori)

My longest training completed before my half marathon! ;)

Shrine on way to Shinjuku

Joenji Temple

Mural @ Shin-Okubo Station

Lone flower on the way - Beautiful even on its own

Takadanobaba Station with a local train passing through

Traditional Japanese kimono clothes


Gokokuji Temple

Final destination reached! ;)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

9-mile training walk (Nakano->Shinjuku->Shibuya->Imperial Palace)

9-mile training walk (Nakano->Shinjuku->Harajuku->Shibuya->Omotesando->Nagatacho->Imperial Palace Hibiya)

Driving billboards - This one for Avengers Movie with Iron Man ;)

Shibuya Crossing - Scene in "Lost in Translation" Movie

Hachiko statue - Legendary loyal dogō

Hachi: A Dog's Tale,[24] movie in August 2009 with actor Richard Gere


Meiji Jingu Outer Garden

Maneki Neko - lucky charm cat

Akasaka Toyokawa Inari - place of one of the many Buddhist Saints

Reached Imperial Palace!

Statue of Kusunoki Masashige