Season one (as well as the prequel season zero) of alphabet dating certainly pushed the boundaries of what a “date” is, and that continues in season two with some very tenuous examples for each letter of the alphabet. For the record, doing something together (no matter what it is!) counts as a date in this series which is not always about visiting glamorous places and doing exciting things but just getting out there and exploring locations we wouldn’t normally go to. Without further ado, lets continue with the fourth part of season two…
P is for Pig Cafe (November 2022)
This animal cafe is a very cute one and fits in with the ethic of the Harajuku area itself. It was a complete surprise for my wife when we went there and as soon as we sat down in the open plan area, the piglets swarmed round us. They really were very friendly and the whole atmosphere, with a big tree growing through the ground and ceiling in the centre of the woodland-esque decor, was like something out of a children’s storytime book. More details here
Q is for Queen’s Square Yokohama (November 2022)
I don’t really like shopping so of course I only suggested this place because it could represent the rather difficult Q letter in this series! This shopping mall was a good destination for a rainy day though. As it was about a month before Christmas there were a few Harry Potter-themed trees dotted around the place which we walked around for a few hours before having a nice Chinese lunch.
R is for Roast Beef (November 2022)
As we were wandering around Harajuku one day my wife noticed a restaurant specialising in picturesque roast beef dishes which are no doubt very appealing to the Instagram generation. Roast Beef Ohno Harajuku was the name of the place and though a little expensive, it was a very satisfying lunch meal set.
S is for Shakuji Koen (November 2022)
For some reason we had never visited Shakuji Park which is just a short train journey away from where we live. The autumn leaves in the sizable park, centred around a big lake, were still looking pretty good but maybe just a little past their best. Other than that it was a really nice place to wander amongst some beautiful nature.
T is for Tokorozawa Sakura Town (December 2022)
This ia fairly new place which opened in the last couple of years, and caught my attention for the striking cultural complex building structure. That is actually the Kadokawa Musashino Museum and it has a huge bookshelf library inside not that we saw it as we didn’t enter! A few shops and restaurants are in the same complex area and there was some kind of music and dance festival taking place when we visited.
Click on the following links to read about previous alphabet dating posts…
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