On the first Sunday after the state of emergency has been called I thought it would be nice to go for a walk. As I have not visited the Imperial Palace East Garden for a long time – a very long time, almost 20 years – and the sun was shining, so that’s were I was headed to. From where I live, it takes about 15 leasurly minutes by bike. Arriving there, I was notified that the gardens were closed “in perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic” as they nicely put it. Well…. instead of enjoying a walk in the garden, I decided to ride around it. And I was not the only one. Though most people did not ride, most of them were walking or running. Some almost faster than me on the bike :-)
Here some impressions from my ride around the garden.
And the Do’s and Dont’s:
After the round, I checked the map and headed for another garden not too far away, the Hamarikyu Park. Also closed…. That was when I gave up on my idea to go for a walk and sit down somewhere in the sun and read my book. I just went on with my bike ride through the city.