Today went to Happo-en garden which is small but very beautiful. Inside there are several restaurants and a tea house. Kochuan is the traditional restaurant with on the floor seating but guard said very expensive. Kochuan requires a reservation, while the other restaurant does not. There is also a very nice hotel which I would like to try someday if I have the means. Inside the garden itself is a collection of Bonsai and the whole experience is well worth the time. There was a tour group in the tea house so didn’t get to try that, but would have been nice. There was a wedding happening at the garden as well, and kind of got in the middle of the guests by accident, but turned out to get some good pictures of the bride and her traditional wedding dress. Later found out they have lots of weddings there.
Later went to Tochomae to get the last scavenger hunt stamp and pick up the prize for getting all of them. Prize was nothing special but it was fun anyway. Then went back to Shibuya and had Korean BBQ. Absolutely amazed by the huge line across the street at the Taco Bell. Took a quick nap and back to Shibuya where the tiny 3 or 4 person restaurants are and had drinks and made some new friends. The area is called Nonbei Yokocho and is basically 2 little alleyways with miniature bars and restaurants. “Yokocho” I’m told are all over, but this is the only on I came across.
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