Cats, junk, snacks – Nakano and Harajuku
The cat where we’re staying has taken a liking to us (our room heater). Normally, the proprietors don’t let her disturb the guests, but in our case, it’s made the stay so much better. Just as I was starting to feel homesick (catsick), we find ourselves with visitor.
Breakfast yesterday was Freshness Burger again. Really tasty, the cheese dog.
Then we took the subway to Nakano, a little bit westward, for some market shopping.
This is the Sun Mall, a market strip lined with fishmongers, grocers, bakers, fooders, and other specialty and general stores. Quite a mishmash.
At the end of the Sun Mall is Nakano Broadway, a 4-storey building with more little eateries, markets and tat shops.
We didn’t stay too long. Quite a few shops were shut, and we were fatigued from all the walking we’ve been doing, so it was hard to simply linger. Still, the place had an interesting vibe.
Harajuku was next. So busy, but many things to look at.
Finding the Calbee store was the best thing. :) Mm, good snack.
Aside from prepackaged Calbee foodstuffs, you can buy potato-based edibles, made on site by real humans using hands and hand tools.
We got wavy hand-cut potato chips with Royce chocolate, and warm, fresh Jagarico.
After browsing Loft for bits and pieces, we had okonomiyaki for dinner at a little place in Shibuya.
Later in the evening, we had ramen for second dinner and a bit of Taito Station, then back home to assess our haul and rest our feet.
Sorry there’s not much to say, I just wanted to share pictures. I’m quite tired. At this moment, we’re at a British sort of pub in Shibuya, with ales and Sunday roast, watching UFC.
We’re headed to Kyoto later today. :)