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2009/02/23 Shinshiba, Tokyo

South of the Tamachi station are the Shinshiba canals and the Shibaura district.
Since Tamachi station and Mita station are north and east of the hotel where we normally stay, the  morning commutes to the university are a regular walk that way.  I decided to take a roundabout route east and south to look around, on the way to Tamachi station.

The area is called Shinshiba. Looking west, the towers — it’s hard to judge whether they’re offices or apartments — are built up to the edge of the canal.

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To these southwest, the pedestrian bridge is painted pink.

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I followed the main road to walk south over a bridge.  On subsequent walks, I discovered a Hanamasa supermarket further down this road.  Beyond that, there’s more highrises.

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Following the main road, I turned east at the pedestrian crosswalk at the traffic lights.

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Ot the souteast corner of the next major intersection, the old location of the Shibaura Institute of Technology has been vacated and not yet replaced with a new tenant. Continue reading2009/02/23 Shinshiba, Tokyo

2007/08/04 Business accommodation basics around Tamachi and Mita

The Tamachi area is good for basic business accomodations, although there aren’t many tourist sights nearby.
Both the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Shibaura Institute of Technology are on the west side of the city. As a base for both, Yoshi suggested that business-style hotels were reasonably priced in the Tamachi area. He recommended the Hotel Villa Fontaine Mita. The reception area is on the ground floor of the office tower, but the rooms are up on the top floors.

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The hotel serves a continental breakfast in the lobby in the mornings, but doesn’t have a restaurant. As an amenity for travellers, coin-operated laundry facilities are available. The four floors of rooms all have exterior window views, and the corridors are open around a central courtyard.

20070804_Villa_Fontaine_Mita_courtyard.jpg Continue reading2007/08/04 Business accommodation basics around Tamachi and Mita

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