From Kachidoki Station, go south on Harumi-dori Ave., and you will see Triton Bridge, which connects Kachidoki region and Harumi region. This is the first bridge that has pedestrian conveyor belt over a canal in the world. Here is Harumi Island Triton Square.
■ID Tower ~ Time Capsule
This is "ID Tower." There is a time capsule that holds information on the completion of Triton Square on the bottom part of the tower.
■Cherry Blossom Promenade
This is "Cherry Blossom Promenade."
There are three terraces in Triton Square, where a variety of events are held. This is "The Flower Carnival," held in May.
This is Water Terrace, which is a relaxing place with a waterfall and fountains.
This is "Flower Terrace." There are more than 530 kinds of flowers planted here.
■The Waterfall of Triton
You will find the Waterfall of Triton beyond the big stairs. You may also enjoy watching the waterfall from the cafeteria, "Alice Collection" on the first floor.
■The Statue of Triton
This is the Statue of Triton, which was sent by the Italian government.
This is "Green Terrace" surrounded by various trees.
■The Square of Myth
Inside the building, there is "The Square of Myth," which is placed in the middle of the second floor. This is one of the biggest ceiling paintings in Japan. Triton, God of ocean in Greek myths, is drawn with mosaic tiles on the floor.
■Dai-ichi Seimei Hall
This is "Dai-ichi Seimei Hall" surrounded by the triple towers. The concert hall is oval-shaped so that the audience can be relatively close to the stage.
"We will be cerebrating the first anniversary on November 15th. We plan a variety of concerts in this fall. Please, enjoy the live music here," says the staff.
■Harumi Design Center
This is "Harumi Design Center," which provides information for better living environments. The specialists will help you at "Sumai-no Navi Zone" on the fourth floor.
"The specialists, such as first-class architects and interior planners, will help you for free. Please, come and visit us," says the staff.
Now, we will explore the rest of Harumi area.
This is Harumi-bashi Bridge, placed in the easternmost of Harumi region. It used to be a freight-traffic line.
■The Furniture Museum
Going straight towards Harumi Wharf, you will find the only furniture museum in Japan. They store about 1700 various kinds of furniture from post-Edo period. They have a large hall, where about 200 pieces of old Japanese furniture are put on display.
"There is no other furniture museum in Japan. Please, visit us," says the director.
It moved on October 1, 2004 by various circumstances.http://www.kaguhaku.or.jp
■Hot Plaza Harumi
This is "Hot Plaza Harumi," where they make use of waste heat from Chuo City Incineration Plant for hot baths. They have many kinds of baths, such as a bubble bath and a stream bath. You may also enjoy the whole view of the Rainbow Bridge from the rooftop.
"We have not only the hot baths, but also an exercise room. We offer various types of classes for working out. Please, come and have fun," says the staff.
■Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal
This is "Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal," where foreign passenger ships, such as Queen Elisabeth II, are berthing. This is the lobby. There is an observatory, from where you may enjoy the scenery of Tokyo Port and the city. This is "Tokyo Minato Festival" that contains many fun events. The festival is held in May every year. They showed how to hoist a sail of Kaio-maru this year.
"You may enjoy the splendid view from Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal. We are opened until 8 o'clock in summer, and until 7 o'clock in winter. We also have a main hall on the 4th floor, where you may have wedding ceremonies and other events. We are looking forward to seeing you here," says the staff.
"We are proud of our Ningyo-yaki, filled with bean jam, as our town is filled with warm hearts. Whenever you visit our town, Ningyocho, please, stop by at Itakuraya," says the 4th owner.
■Harumi Pier Park
This is Harumi Pier Park, lying next to Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal. You will find the superb view from the park. This place is often used for TV drama shootings. This is also a popular place to visit on a date.
That is all for this monthﾕs feature, Harumi region. Enjoy exploring the area, and find your own interests in Harumi.
This is an additional feature. There are about 60 stores and facilities in Harumi Triton. Here, we will introduce some of them.
This is "212K.," a shop for kitchen tools. They provide highly designed practical tools.
"We also have a caf・where you can have a break. Please, come by," says the staff.
■Salon de The Madeleine
This is a tearoom, "Salon de Te Madeleine," which serves tea and pastries. This is the specialty, "Madeleine Originality."
"We prepare many kinds of tea and cakes. We will be happy to serve you," says the staff.
This is a hair salon, "VISAGE inti." They also do the hair-make works for weddings at Triton.
"We have just opened on September 6th. Please, visit us," says the manager.
This is a clothing store, "KEN COLLECTION."
"If you have time, please stop by. We are looking forward to helping you," says the staff.
This is a well-equipped cooking school, "Cooking Stages Haru," where the first class chefs are the teachers.
"If you want to learn how to cook seriously, come to our school, where you can train yourselves under the professionals," says one of the teachers.
■Hiroko Machida Academy
This is the newest school of interior coordinating by Ms Hiroko Machida, who first put forward the carrier in Japan.
"You can study on interior designing, gardening, and so on at this academy. If you are interested in doing something worth while, please visit us," says the staff.
This is a store for bicycles, "Bicycle Seo." They have about 150 bicycles.
"We have many kinds of delightful bicycles, such as folding bicycles and mountain bikes. Please, come and check them out," says the staff.
■Tokyo Toyopet Car Terrace
This is Tokyo Toyopet Car Terrace Harumi Branch. There are various cars put on display here.
"We will help you with any kind of problems of your cars. We are looking forward to serving you," says one of the staff.
You may enjoy shopping and having meals in the beautiful and relaxing atmosphere of Harumi Triton.
That is all for the additional feature on Harumi.