Off the Beaten Path, Japan #23: Sunset in Sakae

Sunset in Sakae

In the countryside east of Tokyo lies the quiet town of Prosperity (Sakae). Take a short walk away from the buildings that make up the town proper to find miles of farmland stretching out as far as the eye can see. And, if you wait until sundown, you might see something like this.

© Brian Heise, 2018

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Off the Beaten Path, Japan #16: Tokyo Ferris Wheel

The Ferris wheel in Kasai Rinkai Park, Tokyo

One of Tokyo’s lesser known but still fantastic green spaces is Kasai Rinkai Park, near the border of Chiba. It’s most iconic aspect is this large Ferris wheel, which is visible from quite a distance away. I was lucky enough to visit on a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon.