Tokyo July 2011 Day 2: Kichijoji & Inokashira Koen

Day 2 in Tokyo, Thursday 14th July.

Melon Pan! Breakfast of champions.

Pretty plant pot at our guest house.

Aleister took us to his favourite ramen place for lunch and it was oishi! They had the best gyoza I’ve ever eaten too. Just looking at these photos is making me hungry. It was incredibly cheap too.

I did my first bit of fabric shopping at this cute little place called ‘Fujiya’. I got some really lovely fabric and lace here! I really liked the handmade signs too.

Next we headed to Kichijoji.Two Kelmans in Tokyo!

This guy punked our photo!

Private Place Granny was a really cute little tea & cake shop. Their name is kind of unfortunate though!

Even the Fire Hydrant covers in Japan have beautiful graphics. Everything is so aesthetically pleasing.

We went to some lovely shops in Kichijoji, including this cool toy shop that had wind-up pac man ghosts! They also had some Blythe dolls including a few early releases like Mondrian.

There are lots of lovely fabric and craft shops in Kichijoji. My favourites were a gorgeous fabric shop called Cotton Field and a shop that sold nothing but buttons! I would love to go back and spend more time looking around there.

Pretty flower shop.

We had to check out the British theme pub. It was actually really nice, although it was a little strange getting table service in a pub. The lads enjoyed being able to smoke inside as smoking laws are very different in Japan. I thought the major difference to a real British pub was that the ladies toilet had plenty of loo roll. ^_~

Cute bike shop mascot.

Inokashira Koen is a short walk from Kichijoji. Imagine my excitement when I saw this sign!

The fish in the lake were huge, and there were many beautiful dragonflies and butterflies too.

Strawberry macaroon & Grapefruit Chu-Hi ♥

A little shrine in Inokashira Koen.

Full Moon over Inokashira Lake.

On the way home we spotted this oijiisan taking a nap outside the train station. ^_^

There are many more photos from my trip in my Flickr album.


4 thoughts on “Tokyo July 2011 Day 2: Kichijoji & Inokashira Koen

  1. Paula

    I am seriously LOLing at Granny’s Private Place.
    Japanese manhole covers are so brilliant aren’t they! there are some beautiful ones.
    I’m having total gyoza envy, & Fujiya looks great, the fabric (& button!) shops in Japan must be a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Inokashira Koen is so pretty! dragonflies! ♥

    1. Bethany Post author

      LOL – It was such an unfortunate name, the cafe was really cute & quaint too, but the name was too funny!!

      Yeah the manhole covers are so pretty, even the drain covers have beautiful flower designs on!

      Ohhh the fabric shops. ❤ I've never seen anything like it! xx

    1. Bethany Post author

      Thanks V, I have been wanting to go to Tokyo for so many years and I’ve always enjoyed seeing it through your eyes and your wonderful photos. xx


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