In the afternoon we headed back out because it had stopped raining. This time we took Jazz and Dixie to Rinshinomori Park known as the "oasis of calm in the heart of Tokyo" , with many tall majestic trees, some of which are rarely seen in other metropolitan parks. The park started its life as an experimental nursery, established in 1900 by the Agriculture Agency but was later donated to the Tokyo Parks Department and was opened to the public in 1989. It really was beautiful to see such huge trees and very dense vegitation right here in Tokyo. We came across a few sign boards telling us about all the species of bird, insect and reptile that lived in the park as well as the usual 'dog manner' signs. Jazz and Dixie also met some of the local park stray cats which weren't at all bothered by Jazz and Dixie's presence! Then it started to pour with rain so we dashed to a nearby foot bridge and sat out the worst of it before heading back to the car. When the thunder started Dixie was even more anxious to get back while Jazz moped along at having to be out in the rain! Anyway between the down pours we managed to have a good day out and about right here in Tokyo.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Rainy Day Fun
After seeing the weather forcast for today which predicted 100 percent chance of rain all day we were a little uncertain to go ahead and pick up the hire car. We decided we would and stay local so we took the girls to Yoyoji Park Dog Run. The big dog run was flooded so we opted for the one for small dogs between 3 and 12kgs (actually Jazz is 13kgs!! but anyway). It was pretty muddy in there but Jazz and Dixie got to run around a bit and play with a Jack Russel and another Beagle that were also braving the mud! After that we took a walk around this wonderfully green park. Before putting the girls back in the car I washed them off a bit. It was really clouding over so we thought we'd head for an indoor dog run which we couldn't find even with the help of the Navi. By now it was raining so we headed home for a bit of lunch and a nap.