There are many slopes in Tokyo, where two topographic features, downtown on the lowlands and uptown on the plateau, lie side by side, and many of them have names. Often, when walking in Tokyo, I stop to read a sign that describes the name of the slope and its origin. In fact, there are more than 900 named hills in the 23 wards of Tokyo.
Some of them are named after things that can be seen from the slope, such as Shiomi (tide) Slope or Fujimi (Mt. Fuji) Slope, while others are named after temples that stand nearby, such as Chomei-ji Slope or Gyoran Slope. It is interesting to walk around the area thinking about how Mt. Fuji or the sea could once be seen from here.
Considering the many hills, I thought that bicycles, although eco-friendly, are not suitable for Tokyo, where there are many hills. I had thought that bicycles should be ridden in places like the Netherlands, where the land is flat, but before I knew it, electrically assisted bicycles had appeared on the market, so I didn't have to worry so much about hills. But why do those bicycles stop at assisted bicycles? If they were electric bikes, it would be much easier. But maybe the law makes it difficult to do so.
|Jun 2022 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|ALLEYWAY BICYCLE YOTSUYA|
June 29, 2022
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS LOXIA 2/35