Summer is not always the most pleasant season in Tokyo as it’s stinking hot, humid and frequently raining.
Sometimes, though, nature turns on the charm and you get some delightful goodies.
This week’s sunrises have been precisely that.
Blessed (?) by a series of bicycle mechanical failures, Kangaeroo.com got a day to take it nice and slowly along the banks of the Tama River forming the boundary between Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture, resulting in these delightful pictures.
For Kangaeroo, 2019 was a year in which cycling played an influential role.
This was the first year for Kangaeroo to commute daily by bike.
Apart from a week overseas and a couple of weeks recovering from an injury incurred while slipping off the bike, the yearlong commuting mission was accomplished.
It was only fitting, then, that the year ended with a concentration of cycling.
And that’s exactly how it panned out, averaging more than 100 km/day for the nine days from the end of work on December 27 to the end of the year four days later.
These are photos from the Shiraishi Pass in Saitama Prefecture, the Tama River in Tokyo, which is still showing some of the effects of the October typhoon, and trendy Odaiba, an artificial island in central Tokyo.