So in my previous video, I asked you guys what video you wanted to see.
And a lot of you guys said the hidden spots video.
So, I have taken you to one of my favourite places.
So, let’s go to check it out!
In this Tokyo hidden spots video we’re going to go and explore Futakotamagawa Station.
It’s a high scale residential area located only around 15 minutes away from the central Tokyo.
The easiest way begin here from Tokyo is by taking the Den-en-toshi Line from Shibuya to Futakotamagawa Station.
Futakotamagawa Station was recently renovated and in the past couple of years.
So everything around the station is pretty new like the shopping malls and the apartment shops.
Also, Rakuten one of Japan biggest online website head office has moved here recently as well.
But you guys know what I wanna to show you is passing all these highest buildings and in the back streets.
So let’s go take a look.
You just go a little bit to the back street.
These are a lot of local shops there which I found really cool.
Some of them have been going off for a long time as well.
Ah, you can see over this is Futakotamagawa Setagaya like shopping street.
So we’ve come to the Setagaya the shopping street.
And as you can see, it’s a completely different atmosphere from what we’ve just seen before near the station.
Just go, you know, a little bit away from the station.
It always changes up in Japan and Tokyo.
So I’m getting a little bit hungry.
现在 呃 几点了
It’s uh… What time is it?
It’s noon. So let’s go and find something to eat.
Before that, let’s go see what’re the things on the street.
So you see cool stuff like this, like, what are these things?
Ah, it’s like old tape.
It’s really cool!
It’s…it’s really cute, these houses’ the balcony.
This area is also a really residential area.
So if you come around this side, you’ll see a lot of the residential housing.
Yeah, so it’s a primary school.
This is like their notice board.
Ah-ha, they get lunch time for them as well, do you hear the bell?
I love the sound of the Japanese school bell. It reminds me of enemy.
I look like a stalker outside children school, oh let’s go.
So as you walking along the street, you’ll see this notice board for the community.
If you come into Japan
and you wanna get more envolved in your community and get to know more of the local.
OK, so finally I think we’ve arrived at the restaurant I want to take you to.
Here it is!
So for lunch, we have all these lunch sets you can get.
So, let’s go on and to have a look.
So this is a very popular shop among the locals
and even on a week day during lunch time, it was this busy.
‘Tonkatsu’ is this specialty however they often make ‘Teishoku’ Japanese set meals.
‘Teishoku’ is a very common menu offered by many restaurants serving Japanese food.
Ha-ha, I want to sneeze!!
After you have decided what you want, it’s time to order.
It’s quite a cozy shop with a very interesting wall paper.
Can you decipher what it says?
I wonder what’s written.
Angela：How long have you been running the shop?
Shopkeeper：Around 43 years now.
Angela：Just you and your husband?Shopkeeper：Yes.
Angela：When I pass in the evening, there’s always a huge line.
Let’s dig in!
So I got the ginger pork and every meal here comes with rice, miso and pickles.
We also got this Pork Cutlet and added Curry for 100 yen.
You can put the curry on top of your pork cutlet or you can eat it separately with your rice.
It’s not as oily as the normal tonkatsu.
and the tonkatsu is really fresh and really soft.
It’s so good!
the pork has a lot of flavour.
It has a bit of a ginger taste to it.
so if you don’t like ginger, maybe this isn’t for you.
So let me just show you what other kind of local restaurants are in the area.
They put that fish on top of the ramen or the soba.
That’s why it’s very popular here.
There is a lot of good restaurants along the street.
And there is even sushi, the sushi shop has been running for a hundred of time as well.
So do you like ramen? Do you like sushi?
And this is a trunk.
So if you go like ramen,or if you like sushi, these are a lot of options here.
Look at, look at this.
They put all these toys here.
That’s really cute. Oh well I wanna show you something, oh my god, look at this.
啊 等下 我想给你们看个东西
When they do deliveries for the sushi, keep up the sushi in the back here.
When they do deliveries for the sushi, they put the sushi at the back here
and then…they ride at here.
Now let’s head over to the river and enjoy the nature.
And in central Tokyo, it’s quite hard to find patches of green, as the land is very scarce.
So I really like how this place has both been modern staff, like shopping, movies, restaurants.
拥有现代化的购物中心 电影院 餐馆
Yet also it has nature.
It’s a really relaxing place here, you can have a picnic here.
and actually this river is part of the Tama-gawa river and it splits Tokyo and Kawasaki.
So this is the river that goes in between Kawasaki and Tokyo.
Um, I really like here, one because this not many people.
It’s not like Cuyahoga Park and central Tokyo with these a lot of people.
And you can’t relax really, here there is like hardly anyone.
also during summer they have a fireworks even at here.
Ah, one is on that side of the train tracks and the one, that one is on the other side.
So you can see two fireworks festivals going at the same time which is really cool.
Ah, I watched them at the rain this year.
But it was still the really fun of it.
It’s usually more pretty how, er, the weather has not been so good recently.
Cause it’s autumn and the typhoon will been coming so the grass is growing out a lot.
But usually it’s really nice, like, over there, looks green over there.
So I hope you guys could see a different area in Tokyo that you didn’t know about.
And hopefully you can also visit it and see it for yourself.