Honestly, there's nothing better than waking up late in the morning with your honey and spontaneously going to Jindaiji - a charming little town in Western Tokyo famous for soba (buckwheat noodles). I realize that this is way after the fact (we went a month ago), but that is the downside of waiting until your 27 exposure film is used up. But I still say "blegh" to digital...
Jindaiji is a lovely town with hardly any people - and only about 30 minutes out from the center of Tokyo. There are about 20 or more handmade soba noodle stores clustered around Jindaiji (temple) and I vow to try every single one (secret code for: Visit me so I can take you there and I can cross them off my checklist one-by-one). Anyway, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Jindaiji Beer (locally brewed) with some pickled Gobou
This IS the shit soba.
Local foods are sold alongside this street, great for a walk.
Soba (buckwheat) bread with anko (sweet bean paste) inside. DELICIOUS!
Candied fruit, I didn't try this but it was too photogenic.
And for those of you who love Gegege no kitaro...
The Kitaro VW.
-yoko in Tokyo
p.s. more pictures on my site. this is not a plug, just for those of you who are curious about seeing more photos, really.