Meguro River Walk

Sunday, December 20, 1998

The River - The Walk

The Meguro River

The Meguro river is a tightly controlled river running right through the middle of the city. We cross over the river every day on our way to work. Where we cross it, the river is maybe 25 feet across and about 30 feet below us.  The water is very shallow and on most days ducks can often stand in the deepest section. We are curious though as to whether the river will become deeper at some time of the year because the very shallow river is running through a purpose built course that is at least 30 feet deep. One day when it was raining, Seth stopped to watch the river flowing fast and higher than ever before. We are waiting for Spring to see what water levels are because from the sides of the river course, there are water marks 20-25 feet above the current level. We are also waiting for Spring because the river is lined with Cherry trees. We can imagine how beautiful the trees will be when they are all in bloom. 
The Walk to Tokyo Bay
It was a beautiful Sunday, so we decided it would be a shame to spend it indoors. We had heard from our friends Tod & Kristen that it was possible to walk along the river to Tokyo Bay, so we decided to make a day trip of it. We started around 12pm. These are some highlights of our day: