Musashi Koyama

Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
Trip End Jun 08, 2008

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday was rainy and wet this weekend so it was a relaxing chill out day at home, but Saturday was lovely sunshine. We couldn't be bothered going far and wanted to save some yen - pay day tomorrow : ) So we ended up walking round my local area.

Actually this is one of my favourite things about Tokyo. I may be living in this huge city that has an economy larger than that of all China (don't think that will stay true for too much longer but for now it's a fact), but I can still go on local walks that feel like they're a million miles away from the hustle and bustle.

We wandered up to Musashi Koyama, the next area to us - about a 15 minute walk. Two things I love here. There is the shopping mall which is soooo long it's supposed to be the longest one in Japan. When I say mall though, don't think like mega shops - these are all local enterprises so it has a totally different feel to the bright lights of the likes of Wal-Mart and co. You can check out the local tofu shop, eat sushi or yakitori, and go to my favourite shop for buying treats - Kaldi Coffee Farm.

This shop is always a nightmare to get in and out of - it's packed - but they have goodies from floor to ceiling. From chocolate, to coffee, to Thai ingredients and other South East Asian dishes. Anything I need for something a little exotic I buy it here. You just have to get ready for the scrum and go for it!

Then it's time for Tsutaya - the equivalent of Blockbusters in the UK - to rent a couple of DVDs before heading off home again.

This time I cooked Mexican fajitas with homemade guacamole - it wasn't half bad! After that it was feet up and time to chill watching Under A Tuscan Sun.'s Monday : ( Sigh........ Roll on the next weekend.
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