Three times a week, when Mami goes to her part-time job, I watch over Rikuto. Now, I know our 1-year-old son would be quite happy to watch YouTube all day, but that’s not going to happen. Instead, I try to take him to some of the sightseeing places around town. We’ve already done a lot in Kakamigahara, so today we headed south and crossed into Aichi prefecture where we would take in the view from the Suitopia Skyroom in Konan City.
Excuse the blurry picture. it was hard to take with Rikuto squirming in my arms, trying to grab the camera! But look at what a gorgeous day we had! It was 27 degrees in October!
Suitopia is right on the bank of the Kiso river that runs between Gifu and Aichi prefectures. According to the Konan City website…
The place opened in September 30, 1994, as a multiple-purpose facility to promote gathering, contact, and exchange among the citizens. This is a part of the city project to create a hometown in harmony with water and green. In the facility, there are lodging, which can accommodate 80 guests, a seminar room, a exhibition center, an observatory tower, a tennis court, a square, and so on.
As wonderful as that sounds, there wasn’t much for an Englishman and a baby other than the observation deck at the top of the tower. For a measly 210 yen, we took the elevator up, past the window washers, who you can see in the photo above, and to the “Skyroom”.
Looking south, you can see Nagoya, but looking north across the river into Gifu prefecture is a bit less “concrete”…
Like any observation deck, you walk around for a few minutes and that’s about it. We were lucky we had such clear views, but I’m not so sure Rikuto was all that interested…@nick_ramsay. I'd love to hear from you!