A little local shrine.
A calligraphy school. These are popular with elementary school children. Traditional families will send their kids to calligraphy lessons once a week like others send theirs to piano, swimming, dance or English lessons.
Matsuya! My favorite Japanese fast food chain. Salad, rice bowl and miso soup for 5 bucks and and it will be sitting in front of you in under a minute from ordering. I love watching all the action at Matsuya. The restaurant runs like a finely tuned machine.
Mr. Donut is like the Dunkin' Doughnuts of Japan, but unfortunately it's not as sinfully delicious as Dunkin' Doughnuts.
Take out sushi shop. The case looks a little empty for 4pm. They better make some more trays up before everyone gets off work.
Our favorite little Tonkatsu bento shop. We even have a point card.
A little fruit n vegetable shop. There's a nice old couple that runs it.
Rice shop. The rice rice is so fresh they will de-husk and polish it for you.
1 of 2 100Yen shops on my way home. The other one is newer, but this one has a larger inventory and the clerks recognize me.
And here's another little shrine, but this time it's just a minute from our apartment.
Thus concludes my daily bike tour. I hope it gave you a closer look at our little nook in Nerima-ku. Ja ne!