Cozy Little Izakaya in Nakano.

This izakaya, named Ranman (direct translation is close to simplicity or purity), in Nakano is famous for good food and drinks and the price of them are all reasonable. My recommendation is sashimi and oden. They are too good to ignore.

Their old-style exterior appearance and cozy atmosphere inside are also appeals to you. I heard the house was built about 100 years ago. You should pay a visit to this friendly mom-and-pop izakaya when coming in town. Much better than going to a chain izakaya store which serves you crappy stuff like McDonald does.

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Entrance of Ranman

Inside of Ranman

They are so fresh and good
Sashimi plate.

Good combination.

An alley Ranman located.

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Thrill on Enoden

Enoden runs through some residential areas like the movie shows.
Houses stand right next to the railways almost within your arms reach. It's fun to have a thrilling moment.

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Train On The Street

Enoden runs on a narrow street and through between the closely-spaced houses. It's kind of a thrilling moment. 

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Ocean View From Enoden

Enoden runs along the Shonan Beach, the most popular beach area in Japan. The view from the train is awesome. 

FYI:  Enoden http://www.enoden.co.jp/flangu/e1top.htm

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Enoshima, The Most Popular Beach in Japan

Enoshima is a small island which is located to about 60km south from central Tokyo. It's also famous for the most popular beach, Enoshima Beach, in the country.

I visited there in April and had such a relaxed time. But you gotta be ready for terrible crowds of people if you go there in the summer. So packed and no room for swimming. All you can do is soak (maybe dip) yourself.

If you want to avoid such a crazy time at Enoshima, visit there during the off season. You can take a lot of time to look around the area and it shows you totally different faces than a beach town.

My recommendation is take a Enoden (local train) ride. It runs from Kamakura which is an old capital to Fujisawa. You can cover almost every sightseeing spots by using the line.


Enoshima Beach

Enoshima Beach

Railway tracks of Enoden.
In some parts, the train runs on a narrow street and
through between the closely-spaced houses.
It's kind of a thrilling moment.


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