Day 6 was spent in Shimokitazawa 下北沢, apparently known as Tokyo’s hippest neighborhoods.
We also had quite an amazing lunch at「大庄水産：下北沢北口店」I don’t know why or how but the salmon sashimi I had here was just so different and in a good way. My best experience by far.
Kawagoe 川越 is a little gem nestled in bustling Tokyo that reminded me of the laid back Kyoto I once visited. When I got there, I was surprised to see coco frans 焼きたてフランス菓子. It was literally in your face. That aside, there was also little shops along the way that made the 20 minutes walk from Kawagoe Station 川越駅 to Kawagoe’s Warehouse District 蔵造りの町並み a little longer.
Unlike Kyoto, Kawagoe isn’t a place with pebbled walkways and bamboo groves. Instead, it is a two way narrow lane where cars and buses get by which kinda kills that whole historic atmosphere don’t you think?
Never underestimate these triangle rice chunks (above) – Is it onigiri おにぎり? – Whatever that is, it was really good!
There were so much snacks, candies, rice crackers.. probably the best I ever had.
PS: This map might come in handy.
It was a gloomy day with light showers and somehow I refused to buy an umbrella until we walked by Daiso ダイソ. No doubt, we bought a ¥100 brolly. We had a quiet lunch at Shibuya City Lounge 渋谷シティラウンジ, followed by Loft, whilst we hide from the rain. We tried as much to stay indoors but it wasn’t fun so we went ahead with our plans and combed the streets of Harajuku for the rest of the day.
T and I popped by Calbee+ 店舗のご案内 for some freshly fried chips before heading back and it was here that someone stole our umbrella! Not cool.