Gotenyama Walk

 
On the platform of the Shonan Shinjuku Liner, Rinkai Line and Saikyo Line at Shibuya Station. The platform for the Yamanote Line is further up in the distance.

On the platform of the Shonan Shinjuku Liner, Rinkai Line and Saikyo Line at Shibuya Station. The platform for the Yamanote Line is further up in the distance.

After being delayed by the Yamanote Line stopping last week, after the Shibuya Streets photo shoot, I decided to catch the train to Osaki and then walk to my destination of Shinagawa. The walk was mainly through Gotenyama, which you can see more of in the following photos.

Getting off at Osaki to walk towards Shinagawa. With the Station on my left, the road here goes dips down under this walkway. Nice and close, big city feel.

Getting off at Osaki to walk towards Shinagawa. With the Station on my left, the road here goes dips down under this walkway. Nice and close, big city feel.

They had some interesting spinning balls on the walkway. Cool feature. I didn't see anyone else stop to take a look at them.

They had some interesting spinning balls on the walkway. Cool feature. I didn't see anyone else stop to take a look at them.

I like the view of the buildings through the trees over the water. My eye blurred the tree out a bit more than the camera. I wonder what f/ stop my eye was set on?

I like the view of the buildings through the trees over the water. My eye blurred the tree out a bit more than the camera. I wonder what f/ stop my eye was set on?

There are still quite a few old factories and buildings in the Osaki area. There were a few printing and dye companies around.

There are still quite a few old factories and buildings in the Osaki area. There were a few printing and dye companies around.

A mix of companies, factories and apartments all in the same area.

A mix of companies, factories and apartments all in the same area.

This Post Office looked really tiny. I wonder what the history behind its placement here was.

This Post Office looked really tiny. I wonder what the history behind its placement here was.

The Gotenyama Kindergarten celebrating its 52nd set of graduates.

The Gotenyama Kindergarten celebrating its 52nd set of graduates.

The walk bridge to cross over the main road - Gotenyama walkbridge.

The walk bridge to cross over the main road - Gotenyama walkbridge.

A bit of construction going on here. Looks like a big project.

A bit of construction going on here. Looks like a big project.

The construction cuts through this small road. The houses at the top of this street look quite expensive.

The construction cuts through this small road. The houses at the top of this street look quite expensive.

A better look at the construction site. Lots of machinery at work in amongst the manual labor.

A better look at the construction site. Lots of machinery at work in amongst the manual labor.

I turned around to take a break and see where I had come from here. It is always easy to find a tall building that you passed and then work out where you have come from.

I turned around to take a break and see where I had come from here. It is always easy to find a tall building that you passed and then work out where you have come from.

Almost went passed this building without realizing it was the home of the Japan Hula Association.

Almost went passed this building without realizing it was the home of the Japan Hula Association.

A policebox (koban) tucked into the corner of the street. It has quite a bit of charm about it.

A policebox (koban) tucked into the corner of the street. It has quite a bit of charm about it.

Mitsubishi Kaitoukaku, the old Iwasaki Estate. Lots of land, lots of history and only accessible if you ware a member of the Mitsubishi exclusive club.

Mitsubishi Kaitoukaku, the old Iwasaki Estate. Lots of land, lots of history and only accessible if you ware a member of the Mitsubishi exclusive club.

Have a look at this photo from the air to see what is behind the gates.

Very nice wall here that runs around the Mitsubishi Kaitoukaku Estate.

Very nice wall here that runs around the Mitsubishi Kaitoukaku Estate.

Looking back towards Shinagawa down the Dai Ichi Keihin road.

Looking back towards Shinagawa down the Dai Ichi Keihin road.

The road on the left cuts back under the one on the right. You can see the Gotenyama Trust Towers in the background as well.

The road on the left cuts back under the one on the right. You can see the Gotenyama Trust Towers in the background as well.

A Keihin train passing over the bridge.

A Keihin train passing over the bridge.

The old Tokaido Route passed through here.

The old Tokaido Route passed through here.

Walking the bridge of the old Tokaido Route.

Walking the bridge of the old Tokaido Route.

A quick glimpse of the Keihin Tohoku Line under the bridge. Lots of rails here. Busy area for trains.

A quick glimpse of the Keihin Tohoku Line under the bridge. Lots of rails here. Busy area for trains.

The Keihin Kyuko Line passes a level crossing as it heads towards Shinagawa Station.

The Keihin Kyuko Line passes a level crossing as it heads towards Shinagawa Station.

The people seem to get very close to the train. I preferred to stand back a bit.

The people seem to get very close to the train. I preferred to stand back a bit.

Keihin Kyuko leaving Shinagwa on its way South.

Keihin Kyuko leaving Shinagwa on its way South.

You can just see the Shinkansen passing through this area right next to the building on the left.

You can just see the Shinkansen passing through this area right next to the building on the left.

A look out across the railway lines back towards Shinagawa Station and the Takanawa Prince Hotel.

A look out across the railway lines back towards Shinagawa Station and the Takanawa Prince Hotel.

Do you like to get out and take a walk, or are you more likely to be on the look out for the nearest taxi?

baskoro says:

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baskoro says:

indeed, the price will rocketed to the sky when the project completed

Deadlock says:

The last two shots start a bell im my head. It’s some railroad crossing bell you can hear all the time while waiting to enter Kura Sushi.

HELLOSHEENA says:

I would walk all the time if I lived there. Wish unemployment would lead us there for a job. lol

shibuya246 says:

Sounds good. Wish there were lots of jobs we could just hand out here to invite everyone over :)

whipcracker says:

RT @tweetmeme http://bit.ly/603Gej An endless supply of trains to fill all of those tracks. And all the construction going up all the time. If we’re in a recession what gives. It’s the same way over here. People want to shop, so shopping it will be. a great photo walk, gotta make one w/you one of these years :).

whipcracker says:

Maybe another shopping center. Is this near a train station?

shibuya246 says:

I think it will be an apartment or office complex. There is no big shopping center nearby. Osaki is becoming a much more popular place to live and this complex would be 10 minutes walk to Osaki, 5 minutes to Gotenyama Trust Tower and probably 15 mins to Shinagawa. Plus the name Gotenyama on the door of a nice big apartment would sell very well. :)

whipcracker says:

It never fails, you can always find some type of vendinging machine in Japan.

whipcracker says:

Do they spin by themselves, or can you spin them yourself?

shibuya246 says:

They were just spinning by themselves.

cujojp says:

Ahhh, dai ichi keihin my route to walk to the coin laundry mat. That construction project has been going on ~a year now!

Neksus says:

Spinning balls, uh?
I guess you couldn’t resist that one ;)
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shibuya246 says:

Yeah, when I read it back, it does sound strange. “Get your spinning balls here”. ;)

lithiumangel says:

more like, shame it’s such bad graffiti. Good graffiti can be quite cool and add flair.

lithiumangel says:

*GASP* ! Do you take pics using live-view ?!?!

shibuya246 says:

If I use the Nikon D700 its definitely not going to be live-view, unless I have the camera sitting on a tripod. With the Canon Powershot G10, or in this case testing out the Lumix GF1, then live-view is the only choice. The Canon G10 has a viewfinder but its just a glass window. The GF1 view-finder is an add on extra and I hear its not very good.

When you hover over the photo, in the right hand side menu bar you can see a camera icon and the words “Camera Info”. Click on that and it should show you which camera the photo was taken with.

Thanks :)

kpodkowski says:

Really nice walk! And the trains … just lovely :D

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