Walking and Biking through the Stone Pavement in Kagurazaka

I wrote about cafes and shops of Kagurazaka.  Those are the modern side of Kagurazaka. However Kagurazaka itself is an old town of Geisha and traditional Japanese restaurants together with shrines and temples.  There were many Samurais’ residences nearby.  So it used to be the cultural center of old Tokyo.

The streetscape of those days still remains in this area which is represented by the stone pavement.  So today, please feel the atmosphere of good old days in Edo, old Tokyo.

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Usually, there are many old Japanese restaurants on both sides of narrow streets of stone pavement.  But sometimes, there are French restaurants, too.  Because of the stone pavement and cafes, it is said that Kagurazaka looks like Paris.  And also there is a French language school, Institut Francais Tokyo in Kagurazaka, too.  So many French people live in this area.

 

In the above narrow street, there is a restaurant called Le Bretagne where they have many kinds of galettes, the foods from Bretagne.   via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/Tcriw3

 

Honda Yokocho Street     via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/Tcri9E

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