Amazing Square Murasaki Skatepark in Tokyo, Japan

Another haven for skaters visiting Tokyo :) It has an indoor and outdoor park with a very nice halfpipe!

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(Photo from murasaki.co.jp)

Amazing Square Murasaki Skatepark

Address: 

東京都足立区千住関屋町19-1アメージングスクエア

19-1 Senjusekiyacho
Adachi, Tokyo 120-0024
Japan

Entry Fees

Weekdays: 15:00 to 21:45 864 yen (tax included)
Saturday: 13:00 to 21:45 1,080 yen (including tax)
Sundays and public holidays: 13:00 to 20:45 1,080 yen (tax included)

Phone: 03-5284-3693

Fax: 03-5284-3693

How to get there

Keisei Line: Keisei Sekiya Station, 3 minutes walk

Tobu Isesaki Line: Tobu Ushida Station, 3 minutes walk

Website: http://www.murasaki.co.jp/shop/kanto/303.html

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Stealing Sirens

Spent a Sunday filming the talented Stealing Sirens doing their thing :)

Sound recording and mixing by Mo


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Sunrises and Sunsets in Egypt

One of my favorite things to do is watching the sun rise and set, breathing in the magic in these moments.

These sunrises were filmed along the river Nile, Queen Hatshepsut Temple & Isis Temple during the Stargates of Galaxies Tour with Yantara Jiro.
Filmed with iPhone 5s and GoPro 3+ Black

Music Credit: Yantara Jiro
Dawn of Light – Crystal Rainbows
yantarajiro.com


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How to get to Totoro Forest, Sayama Hills

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Not known to many people, and even fans of Totoro, is a real place called Totoro forest!

It’s an urban forest about 8750 acres large located north west of Tokyo, and the inspiration for the “My Neighbour Totoro” by Hayao Miyazaki.

Because of the rapid urbanisation of Japan, the forest has been losing it’s land. In 1990, Hayao Miyazaki helped to set up the Totoro no Furusato Fund to buy the land in order to preserve the forest environment.

Official Totoro Forest Fund Website

How to get to Totoro Forest

Or rather, how to get to Kurosuke’s House, built over a hundred years ago which acts as the base for the trust fund. There you can buy Totoro themed souvenirs, t-shirts, caps, bags and other items to support the totoro forest.

Address:
トトロのふるさと基金
3 Chome-1169-1 Mikajima
Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture 359-1164
Japan

+81 4-2947-6047

Opening Hours:
Tues, Wed & Sat (10am- 3pm)
Closed on public holidays

If you’re coming from Tokyo, you can take a train via the Seibu Ikebukuro Line to Kotesashi Station. (it’s about 40 min from Ikebukuro Station)

Next, look out for the bus stop that shows this or ask the staff at the bus station

早稲田大学・宮寺西・西埼玉中央病院

Bus Schedule

and take the bus to the dai ichi do (大日堂) bus stop , about 9 minutes and 9 stops away.

From the bus stop it’s a few minutes walk to Kurosuke’s House (クロスケの家) using this walking map to guide your way there.

And from there, you could follow walking guides are available on totoro.or.jp

Enjoy the adventure!


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